It runs through part of the Llanganuco-Laguna 69 – Santa Cruz hike. It has a pass with fabulous views that allow you to contemplate several peaks, among those which stand out ,(Alpamayo, Taulliraju, Atesonraju and others), there are incredible trails and indescribable landscapes. The pass reaches 4750 m. from where you can appreciate the imposing snow-capped mountains and a great variety of flora and fauna, it also has a large number of lagoons, waterfalls, rivers, trails and wonderful valleys.


  • We recommend 2 to 3 days of acclimatization.
  • ¡This will allow you to fully Discover and Enjoy this beautiful walk!- The route of the itinerary can be reversed according to the availability ofmountain assistants.
  • On this route we have options for fewer or more days of walking, please consult.


We will move north through the Callejon de Huaylas Valley, in Caraz we will take a detour to the town of Cashapampa, where one of our muleteers will be waiting to load all the equipment to be used during this expedition. After a break, we will start walking in the Santa Cruz valley between two imposing rock mountains, enjoying beautiful waterfalls, rivers and snow-capped mountains.

After 4 to 5 hours of walking we will arrive at our “Llamacorral” camp.

Walking time: 4 to 5 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 850 m.

After breakfast we will start our walk in the Santa Cruz Valley along a pleasant path that will take us to visit and enjoy the Jatuncocha Lagoon, rivers, waterfalls and impressive snow-capped mountains. After about 3 hours of walking we will leave the main road to deviate towards the Arhuaycocha Valley and visit the base camp of the most beautiful snow-capped mountain in the Alpamayo World. After visiting and taking many photos of the Arhuaycocha Lagoon and snow-capped mountains that surround the area, we will return to the Santa Cruz Valley and after nearly 7 hours of walking we will arrive at our Taullipampa Camp, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains and next to a beautiful river.

Walking time: 6 to 7 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 500 m. going up.

After a delicious Andean breakfast and a panoramic view of the magnificent snow-capped mountains such as: Artesonraju, Quitaraju, Alpamayo and Taulliraju, we will continue our expedition to the highest point, “Punta Union. After lunch in that beautiful place we will descend to the east side of the Cordillera Blanca, passing through the Collcacocha and Tzakicochas Lagoons to our next “Paria” Camp located in the heart of the Huaripampa Valley and at the foot of the snowy mountains of Chacraraju, Garcilaso, Taulliraju and others.

Walking time: 6 to 7 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 500 m. rise and 800 m descent.

An easy path awaits us between the Huaripampa Valley and typical, traditional towns such as Huaripampa, Coyo and Vaqueria; at the latter, our walk ends. After a break we will take the bus to return to Huaraz, enjoying wonderful views especially from the Portachuelo Pass to the Llanganuco Valley, Chinancocha, Orconcocha Lagoons and impressive snow-capped mountains such as HUASCARAN (the highest snow-capped mountain in Peru 6768m)

Walking time: 4 to 5 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 250 m. down.


All year round, recommended from April to October.


04 days / 03 nights


Our programs included:

  • Transfer from the bus terminal to your hotel.
  • Acclimatization hike. (optional)
  • Transport.
  • Trekking guide.
  • Chef.
  • Donkeys and muleteer.
  • Complete feeding:

Breakfast, Scrambled eggs, quinoa, pancakes, cheese omelet etc.  Bread, tea, coffee, milk or mate are always offered,
Snack, Fresh fruit, biscuits, chocolate and, candies.
Lunch, Pickled chicken, avocado salad, Russian salad, causa and coca tea.
Tea, Hot chocolate, canchitas, fried sweet potato, avocado with vegetables etc.
Dinner, Starters: creamed tomato soup, beans, quinoa, etc. Main course: fried trout, orange chicken, lomo saltado, etc. “HOT WINE ” for the last dinner.

  • Camp Equipment: Kitchen tent, dining tent, 3-season sleeping tent (03 passenger tent for 02 Eureka brand customers, Sierra design and others), bathroom tent, 02 mattresses per person, table, chairs, kitchen, gas and all kitchen utensils.
  • Warm water in the morning to wash.

Our program does not include:

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last night.
  • Tips.
  • Taxes.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Copy of passport or original.
  • Sleeping bag. (If you do not have one, we have a savannah included for rent for $ 6.00)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm.
  • Water bottle (01 bottle of 02 liters or 02 bottles of 1 liter each).
  • One-liter water purifier (Micropur or other). Please bring from your country because in   Huaraz they are not to be found.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Walking sticks (if you did not bring one, we have for rent, 10 soles per day, per pair)
  • Flashlight: front or handheld plus extra battery.
  • Sunglasses.
  • The entrance to the park, per person: S /. soles per person Huascarán National Park in the Cordillera Blanca. S /. soles for the complete 10-day circuit in HUAYHUASH.
  • Personal clothing: Waterproof jacket and pants, Wool sweater and pants, Gloves, wool hat, Warm socks
  • Small towel, soap, toothpaste, brush and others.
  • Down and fleece jacket.
  • Toilet paper,
  • Hat / cap for the cold.
  • Waterproof hiking shoes.
  • Large suitcase to share (to be transported by donkeys, if You do not have one, do not worry we will provide one for you).
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal kit, on each expedition we will carry one, but we suggest you bring a personal medical kit, with, Medications, prescribed by your doctor, and knee pads, For blisters, bandages and other medicines for general discomfort.