Peru: Trekking Santa Cruz and challenge the highest pass in the circuit Punta Union (4750 m)
Trekking Santa Cruz: One of the most popular treks in the Cordillera Blanca, the hike around this subtropical mountain range passes through impressive landscapes of uncommonly beautiful mountains, frequent lakes and glaciers. The camps are some of the most spectacular in the world. This is a short and very popular hike with spectacular views of lakes and mountains.
For acclimatization, we begin with a day hike to Laguna (Lake) Churup, at (4450 m). The highest and most demanding pass on the Santa Cruz trek is Punta Union Pass (4750 m)
Day 1: Huaraz – Trekking hike to Laguna Churup (4450 m)
Day 2: Huaraz – Transfer to the village of Cashapampa (2900 m) – Trekking to Llamacorral (3800 m)
Day 3: Llamacorral – Trekking to Taullipampa (4250 m)
Day 4: Taullipampa – Trekking up to Punta Union Pass (4750 m) – Trekking to Paria – Refugio Huaripampa (3600 m)
Day 5: Huaripampa – Trekking to the village of Vaquería. Transfer by van over Portachuelo Pass (4650 m) – Transfer to Huaraz (3100 m)