The Santa Cruz – Ulta Trek is an extension from clasic santa cruz trek , the extension trail start from Huaripampa valley in this trek we have two amazing high passes as punta union at 4,700m. and second high pass Punta Yanayacu 4,860m. wich is close to Huascaran peak and Chopicalqui
and our last camp is near to avalanche place our trek finish in ulta valley. the recommended season is early April to last November.
When to go:
Best from may to november (during the dry season)
3140m to 5,000m
Day 1. Lima – Huaraz 3090m.
In the morning you have to take bus by paved road from Lima to Huaraz is 408 km approximately 8 hours
Day 2 : acclimatization day visit churup lake 4,460m.
Today hike up for 3 hours to lake after to visit churup lake we going to return to pitec place where our car will be waiting for us then to Huaraz approx. 6 to 7 hours.
Day 3: Huaraz 3,090m. – Cashapampa 2,900m. Llamacorral 3,700m
After the breakfast in Hotel drive to Cashapampa 2,900m. where our donkey drivers will be waiting for us , then we will start hiking by narrow valley ,we will go up for about 2 hours , then we will start going up moderate almost flat area to the first camp place Llamacorral at 3,700.
Day 4: Llamacorral – Alpamayo Base Camp 4,250m. – Taullipampa 4,200m.
In the morning we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha turquoise lakes ,We will have lunch at the place called Quisuar ,after we will go up to the Alpamayo south Base camp then to take picture we will return short walk and continue to next camp place Taullipampa
Day 5: Taullipampa – Punta Union pass 4,750m. – Cachinapampa 3,700m.
We will start our hiking around 8:00 after 3 hour hiking up we will reach the punta union pass at 4.750m. from here we will have spectacular views the next mountains Taulliraju ,paria ,artesonraju and contrahierbas ,then continue hiking down to paria and cachinapampa camp
Day 6. Cachinapampa – Molino 3,600m
After the breakfast in the morning we will start go down for about 2 hours and 2 hours for go up to Molino
this day we will see quechuas people .
Day 7 : Molino – Avalanch camp
today is short trek approx. 3 -4 hours to avalancha camp after our lunch we will have free relaxing afternoon
Day 8.- Avalancha – Yanayacu pass 4,850m. – Ulta – Huaraz
climb up for 2 hours to the high and narrow pass of Punta Yanayacu (4850m) where we have close views of the glaciers on Nevado Contrahierbas and the massive peaks of Chopicalqui and Huascarán. Then descend to Quebrada Ulta where our car will be waiting to return us to Huaraz.
Day 9.- Huaraz – Lima
The best month are:
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best.
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