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 Santa Cruz Ulta Trek
  ( 6 days 5 nights )

Summary:This trekking is very well-known in the whole world to be short trek through the White MountainRange, having the splendid views of mountains, crystalline lagoons of blue color and as the challenge the Pass Punta Union to (4,750 masl) and pass Punta Yanayacu to (4,850 masl). Enjoy the magic of the adventure with the great variety of natural scenarios.
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Itinerary.

Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft)  (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the hotel we will take our private bus to the Callejón de Huaylas on the north side of Huaraz. We will travel through the districts of: Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), Yungay (2500m/8200ft), and Caraz City (2400m/7872ft). We will arrive around 10:00AM to our destination, Cashapampa. Our donkey driver will waiting for us to transport our camping equipment, and therefore make our backpacks very light. From the trailhead we will hike for 2.5 hours and then break for lunch. Another 5 - 6 hours of hiking will get us to our first camp the, Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft), around 4:00pm.

Day 2: Llamacorral – Alpamayo Base Camp – Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft)  (B) (L) (D)
Today will be a full day of hiking and breathtaking vistas. After the breakfast we will begin the two-hour hike that will take us to Ichiccocha Lake and Jatuncocha Lake. From here we continue for another two hours that takes us to the base camp of Alpamayo. From this vista we can see the mountains Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Paron, and Aguja. Try to resist maxing your camera’s memory card at this location because there is much more to come. Two more hours of hiking will bring us to our second camp site, Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft).

Day 3: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) – Cachinapampa. (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast we will start hiking at 8:00am. A four-hour hike will bring us to the Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) where we will have lunch while enjoying the splendid scenery. Complete panorama views of glaciated mountains, blue skies, and unique landscapes will be our companion during this high altitude picnic. After lunch we descend for approximately three to four hours to our final camp, Cachinapampa (3800m/12464ft).

Day 4: Cachinapampa – Molinopampa (3600m/11808ft). (B) (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the morning we will start go down to Colcabamba town for about 2 hours approximately, after arrive to Colcabamba we will walking for 1 hour more to get a good place camp to have lunch enjoying the nacie views of contrahierva mountains, etc, after that we will continue going up to place camp of Molinopampa, overnight camping at (3600m/11808ft).

Day 5: Molinopampa – Avalancha (4500m/14760ft)  (B) (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the morning in Molinopampa we will start at 8am approximately, after hike up 3 hours half we will have lunch enjoying the nice panoramic of Contrahierva mountain and wild animals, after that we will continue go going up to place camp Avalancha for about 1 hours half approximately, overnight at (4500m/14760ft).

Day 6: Avalancha – Yanayacu pass (4850m/15908ft) Ulta – Huaraz. (B) (L)
After the breakfast in Avalancha camp site, we will start hiking up for about 2 hours to get to Yanayacu pass at (4850m/15908ft), there we will have a splendid views of nice mountains like Huscaran south, Chopicalqui, Ulta, Hualcan, after that we will start go down to Ulta valley for about 3 hours called Cruzepampa, where our transfer will be waiting for us to transfer to Huaraz, arriving to Huaraz around 2:00pm.

INCLUDES:
■Official English-speaking guide
■Round trip public bus tickets or private transport, according your request
■All meals according the program
■Tea time (Private VIP Service only)
■Camping gear (4 season tents and mattresses)
■Horses to carry camping gear, food, backpacks (Private VIP Service only)
■Horse and saddle for emergency (Private VIP Service only)
■Horse handlers (Private VIP Service only)
■Kitchen and dining tent (Private VIP Service only)
■Camp tables and chairs (Private VIP Service only)
■Tourist ticket of 70 soles or $20 US Dollars per person (Obligatory). This is the unique entrance to the Huascaran National Park.
■Trekking gear such as poles, backpacks and head lamp (without batteries)
■Oxygen bottle and first aid kit

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
•■Sleeping bag -15ºC (Can be hired in our local office $5 USD per day)
■Small backpack (65lt)
■Rain jacket or poncho, plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa (just in the rain season Dec - April)
■Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
■Sweater and jacket (something warm)
■Bottle of water and purification tablets and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Arequipa)
■Flashlight and batteries
■Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
■Sun block (sun protection cream)
■Insect repellent
■Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
■Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried
 
Cost by Person 710 US$ .  Minimum 2 people.
 

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