Trekking Santa Cruz & Ulta (06 Days)


06 Days/05 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 4860 m / 15,944 ft
Route: Trekking Santa Cruz & Ulta
Availability: April - October
Difficulty: Moderate

Santa Cruz Trek & Ulta This is an extension of the classical Santa Cruz trek. It starts in Huaripampa Valley. The trek includes two high passes – Punta Union (4700 m / 15,419 ft), and Yanayacu Pass (4860 m / 15,944 ft), which is close to the mountains Huascaran and Chopicalqui. Our last camping place is close to Avalancha. The trek finishes in Ulta Valley.


  • We recommend you to do at least a 1-Day hike in altitude to be acclimatized before doing this tour.
  • We can offer you different hikes.
  • Huaraz - Acclimatization Churup lake

    This is a very good hike to acclimatize. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa. At 3850 m /12,631 ft we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m /14,566 ft ling over steep rocks. And then we come back to Huaraz by the same way.

  • Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
  • Acclimatization Uruscocha lake
  • Acclimatization Ahuac lake
  • Acclimatization Rajucolta lake
  • Acclimatization Laguna 69

  • Travel Program


    Day 01: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral
    After breakfast, we will transfer you to Cashapampa (2900 m / 9,514 ft). On the way, we will pass by Huaylas Valley, observing some towns – Carhuaz, Yungay, Carhuas. Our Donky driver will be waiting for us in Cashapampa. There, we will start the trekking in Santa Cruz Valley, up to Llamacorral camping (3700 m / 12,139 ft).

    Day 02: Llamacorral – Taullipampa 4200 m / 13,779 ft
    After breakfast, we will start the trek passing by the turquoise lagoons Ichiccocha (3850 m / 12,631 ft) and Hatuncocha (3900 m / 12,795 ft). We will go up in a zigzag to visit Alpamayo Base Camp and Arhuaycocha lagoon. From there, we will descend to Taullipampa Camping (4250 m / 13,943 ft)

    Day 03: Taullipampa – Paso Punta Unión 4750 m / 15,583 ft – Cachinapampa 3700 m / 12,139 ft
    We will start our trail very early, towards Punta Union Pass (4750 m). It offers magnificent views on Taulliraju, Artesonraju, Pukajircas, Quitaraju, Alpamayo mountains and on some lagoons. After this, we will descend to Cachinapampa or Huaripampa camping.

    Day 04: Cachinapampa – Molino 3600 m / 11,811 ft
    After the breakfast, we will start descending for approximately 2 hours. We will continue with an ascend to Molino Camp. In our way, we will observe the people from the Andine area.

    Day 05: Molino – Avalancha Camping
    In this day, we will have a light trek of approximately 3 – 4 hours to Avalancha, our last camping place.

    Day 06: Avalancha – Paso Yanayacu 4850 m / 15,912 ft – Ulta – Huaraz
    We will start the day with a 2 hours trek till Punta Yanayacu Pass (4850 m / 15,912 ft). We will observe from closer the glaciers of Contrahierba mountain and the Chopicalqui and Huascaran peaks. We will descend through Ulta Valley, and we will take the private transportation to Huaraz.

    What’s included

    What’s included

    • Tour of Acclimatization
    • Local Guide
    • Specialised cook
    • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
    • First-Aid kit
    • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
    • Complete meals during the trekking program
    • Donkey driver
    • Donkeys
    • Kitchen / dining tent.
    • Collective technical equipment
    • Camping equipment
    • Tent for 2 Person
    • Toilet tent

    Not Included:
    • Travel accident and health insurance
    • Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
    • Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
    • Hotel accommodation in Lima.
    • Tour of the city
    • Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
    • Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
    • Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.
    • Porter
    • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
    • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
    • Not mentioned food and beverages
    • Personal Spending
    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, harness, hiking pants, mountain jacket (goretex), hiking shoes, matraz, suitable clothing, personal medicine, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.)

    What to take

    What to take

    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
    • Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers
    • Lightweight pants
    • Regular and long underwear (at over 13,000 ft./4,000 masl)
    • Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down
    • Light cap and wool hat
    • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
    • Water bottle
    • Light gloves
    • Medium weight socks
    • Hiking boots
    • Sleeping bag (-5º to 0ºC)
    • Small daypack
    • Strong waterproof duffel bag
    • Sunglasses, Sun block, lip balm
    • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
    • Towel.

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