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
.English speaking oficial Guide
.Meal during the trek
.Donkeys and donkey driver
.Dining tent kitchen tent , toilet tent
.Private touris transport
.Entrance fees to Huascaran National Park
.First Aid kit
.Acclimatization tour to churup lake
.Emergency horse more than 4 people
.Taxi from station bus – hotel ( Huaraz )
.Personal trekking gears
.Hotel Lima / Huaraz
.Ticket Bus or Flight Lima / Huaraz/ Lima
.Meal in town
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
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.