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Santa Cruz Llanganuco Circuit Trek & Mt. Pisco Climb

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5760 meters
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Huaraz, Peru
  • Ends Huaraz, Peru
  • See gorgeous views of the Cordillera Blanca
  • Enjoy trekking on the Santa Cruz trail
  • Climb Mt. Pisco
  • Travel through traditional villages and see the Andean life up close
Combine 4 days of trekking the famous Santa Cruz Llanganuco circuit with Mt. Pisco climb. Join us on this guided, 7-day trip and enjoy travelling through the Cordillera Blanca. Start your journey from Huaraz, where your driver will come to pick you up at your hotel or accommodation.

Hit the circuit right away. Travel through mountainous terrain, enjoying stunning views of towering mountains, gushing rivers, lakes and traditional Andean villages along the way. Cross the Punta Union Pass and climb Mt. Pisco.

Don't be nervous if you are not a professional climber. This is an achievable climb for anyone who is well acclimatised and fit. It is a suitable climb for beginners and a rewarding experience for professional climbers. We will drive back to Huaraz at the end of the trip.

  • Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral
  • Day 2: Llamacorral - Alpamayo Base Camp - Taullipampa
  • Day 3: Taullipampa - Punta union pass - Huaripampa
  • Day 4: Huaripampa - Vaqueria - Yanamachay
  • Day 5: Yanamachay - Portachuelo Pass - Cebollapampa
  • Day 6: Cebollapampa - Pisco Base Camp
  • Day 7: Mt Pisco summit & Huaraz
  • Pickup transfer from your hotel to the bus station
  • A specialized high mountain guide
  • Cooks and porters as well as donkey drivers and donkeys
  • A full board service during the trek
  • Camping equipment
  • Hotel in the city
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park (150.00 soles per person)
  • Travel, accident and health insurance
  • Horses (in case of an emergency while trekking)
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal camping and climbing equipment like sleeping bags, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axes, heat lamp, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc
  • Tips
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.


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Other Practical InformationWe recommend that you carry the following items: Hikking boots Trekking socks (synthetic fibers) A sun hat and a fleece hat (for a cold weather) Microfibre shirts and thermal Fleece Trekking pants Sunglasses Day Backpack or bags (capacity: 40 liters) A waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or other) Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other) A waterproof layer of clothes A water bottle Headlamps (with extra batteries and bulbs) Sunscreen (lips and skin) A personal first aid Kit Camera A wash bag and towels Sandals Hiking poles
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • Do they speak English in Peru?

    Spanish is the most-spoken European language in Peru, alongside several local languages like Quechan and Aymara. Those involved in the tourism industry and those in popular destinations such as Lima and Cusco will speak some English, while guides leading tours for English-speaking travelers will have a good hold of the language. However, knowing a few words of Spanish is always useful.

  • What is considered rude in Peru? What cultural notions should I be aware of?

    Personal contact is an important part of Peruvian culture. Not only do Peruvians tend to stand closer to each other than you might at home, but physical contact (especially on one’s arms and back) is also common. You should avoid the desire to step away, as this is considered offensive. Greetings are important, with handshakes along with a few words of greeting being common. Give the elderly your respect if you are young and leave your seat on public transportation for them. 

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