Santa Cruz Llanganuco Circuit Trek & Mt. Pisco Climb

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  • Trekking
  • Mountains
  • National parks
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Huaraz, Peru
  • Ends Huaraz, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT UNU RAYMI EXPEDITIONS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Jennifer's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jennifer
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 22 2019
“I was very keen to trek in Cotahausi Canyon, an isolated area 8 hours travel by bus from Arequipa, and well away from general tourist attractions. I had contacted many trekking companies from Arequipa and Cusco but most were only interested in taking me to Colca Canyon, a popular and closer option. Through Bookmundi, I was lucky enough to contact James Mackender, Unu Raymi Expeditions, who was willing to look into the possibility of arranging flexible trekking options for me from the township of Cotahuasi, in Cotahuasi Canyon. James also organised the guide from Arequipa as well as accommodation, meals, bus and plane fares.

I travelled with my guide in a bed bus from Arequipa to Cotahausi and at 5:00 am the next morning we caught a collectivo to start the first trek. All travel to the distant little villages in the Canyon was by local collectivos and the guide used his knowledge of the timetables to catch the collectivos on their return journeys. Travelling with local people was an extremely interesting glimpse into everyday life.

One morning we caught a bus at 3:00 am to travel to Puyca to walk up to the Wari ruins high above the village at the Archaeological site of Maucallacta, 3925 metres: such a peaceful, pre Inca site high up against the heights of the Canyon overlooking ancient terraces that swept down to the bottom of the valley. There was even a stone bathing area that we recognised as an Inca addition.

Cotahausi Canyon is extremely beautiful, remote, diverse and unspoilt with many interesting attractions to walk to including the impressive tall Cactus Forest and Sepia Falls. One very cold morning we travelled to a village called Huaynacotas high up on the sides of the Canyon. It had snowed the night before and a volcanic crater and the ridges above the snow line were dusted with white. After walking along the ridge road to enjoy the view along the canyon, we took five hours to walk on a narrow track down to the river and then on to Luicho to splash in the local thermal pools.

Cotahuasi Canyon is an amazing place to trek and I am very grateful to James and my guide that I was given the opportunity to have such an authentic experience.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hola Jenny! Many thanks for your detailed review, it was a real pleasure to have you with us and helping you to plan and operate your trip. I'm absolutely delighted we could setup Cotahuasi Canyon for you, because it is remote but also a really beautiful place. The thrill of the adventure is what we enjoy the most and knowing we helped you get the most from your trip is awesome. Thanks Jenny, I know we'll keep in touch and would be great to see you back someday!”
Review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Peru
  • On Mar 05 2020
“We had a great time! The trek was perfectly custom tailored to our needs.

We have left Puerto Natales and still travelling. Thanks again for helping plan a memorable trip for us. We are grateful to have experienced the beauty of TdP.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hi Katherine, many thanks for your comments regards the trek we designed for you in Torres del Paine, it was a pleasure having you both with us.
Please keep in touch and we hope to see you again another year! best regards, James”
Alex's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Alex
  • On Sep 24 2018
“I have traveled to many parts of the world, however this was my first trip to Peru. My goal was to visit Machu Picchu and see as many remote Peru sights as time allows. James was excellent. He understood exactly what I was looking for and made it a reality. Peru has all the elements of adventure tourism: Friendly and open culture, unique natural beauty, uncrowded remote areas, ancient archeological sights, night life, also good infrastructure that makes it easy to access the remote areas. Thanks to James I was able to experience the best Peru has to offer. Whether you are looking for a main stream tour, or a unique custom trip James has the rare combination of experience, attention to detail, and passion that will make your adventure the best experience it can be.
Highly recommend!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

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.

Payment

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

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
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