Who is this for?

This trip is for those who want to challenge themselves on a beautiful and extremely scenic route in the wilderness of northern Peru. You will need to be fit enough to hike for around 5-8 hours daily at altitude. If you follow the training program that we will be providing you, then you’ll be fine.


What are the extension options?

For this trip, we have 2 extension options. If you want a tougher challenge and would like to add a summit to your trip, we have a 1-day extension to climb Huarapasca peak standing at 5,418m. This option, however, will depend on the date of the trip as it is not possible to climb after October. If you would rather something more cultural and historical, we have a 4-day extension option to Machu Picchu in the south of Peru. Please let us know if you are interested in either one of them and we will send you more details by email.

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Peru, it’s a country filled with history, culture, and some amazing treks! trekking in Peru is an exceptional experience. By taking this trip, you will be joining a community of adventurers who decided to make use of staying at home by training and preparing for this awesome expedition

Welcome to Lima! Upon landing in the capital Lima, you are free to explore this beautiful city as you wish. We will later meet at the bus station (or get direct transport from the airport to the bus station depending on the time of your flight) where we will take the first-class night bus to Huaraz (approximately an 8-hour journey)

        A hotel for the day included for the entire group to rest before the overnight bus departure around      

       10 pm – 11 pm.  Night on bus 

Arrive early morning to Huaraz. Transport to Morales Guest House (or similar). Move directly into rooms to rest. Breakfast included this morning. Orientation meeting in hotel 11-1pm and afternoon trip up to Wilcahuain ruins (in bus). Night in hotel.

After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast, you will head on our acclimatization hike to Laguna Churup at 4,500m or similar. This place is known for its breathtaking scenery so we will stop for a while to enjoy its beauty before heading back down to Huaraz for a well-deserved shower and rest. Overnight at the hotel

Pick up from hotel at 8 am, transport to Pitek. Acclimatization hike to Laguna Churup or Llaca Valley (4500m), depending upon the client's physical condition and acclimatization levels. Return to Huaraz. Night in hotel.

    Today we bid the city goodbye and start our trek, We get picked up from the hotel and transported to Cashapampa at 6 am to begin the Santa Cruz Trek. Hike 6-7 hours this day to arrive at the first camp in Llamacorral (3800m). 

    Over Night in Tents

      Llamacorral to Taullipampa, side trip optional to Alpamayo basecamp. Camp below the towering, impressive peaks of Artesonaraju and Taulliraju at 4200m.

      Hiking time 5-6 hours.

      Over Night in Tents

      Move from Taullipampa up and over the Punta Union pass (4750m), dropping down onto the other side of the Cordillera Blanca to the camp in Paria (approx 4200m). Hiking time 7-8 hours.

      Over Night in Tents

      Continue your descent towards the town of Vaqueria, then cut southeast on the trail at Colcabamba. Enter the Keshu valley and camp in an area called ‘Molino Pampa’. Hiking time, 5 hours.

      Over Night in Tents

      Hike up a steady climb to a beautiful campsite called Contrahierbas or ‘Avalancha’ at 4650m on the northeast side of the Yanayacu pass. Hiking time 6-7 hours.

      Over Night in Tents

      Cross over the Yanayaca pass (4850m) and descend down the southern side toward the Ulta Valley below, meet your transport and head back to Huaraz for showers and a celebration banquet

      Night in hotel.

      Today we bid this beautiful trail farewell, a free day in Huaraz. (hotel included) Travel to Lima on the night bus at 11 pm departure approx.

      Today our beautiful adventure comes to an end, you will be picked up from the bus station, and transported to the airport for flights out AFTER 10 am.

      Please ask for the add-on climb if interested.



      Between the months of May and September, Peru experiences their dry season. During these months, the climate stays surprisingly stable and predictable. In Huaraz, you can expect temperatures between 20-25 C during the day and between 2-5 C at night, with occasional rain. In the mountains and at higher altitude, it will be colder so make sure you gear up well and follow our gear list. October and November it starts to get colder especially during night time and you might experience more rain. December to February is the rainy season so if you are trekking during that time make sure your rain gear is excellent.



      Huaraz is located at 3100m above sea level. Most people who arrive from lower elevations experience some shortness of breath, dizziness, insomnia, and a loss of appetite as their bodies adjust during the first few days. This trip is designed to allow for proper acclimatization prior to ascending to high altitudes so you don't need to worry about that. Just make sure you follow the guide's instructions, walk in a steady pace and drink lots and lots of water!



      In this trip you will have different types of accommodation along the way. On the first night, you will spend it in a 1st class night bus from Lima to Huaraz. In Huaraz, you will be provided clean, friendly, accommodations in small hotels or guest houses depending on the availability. During the trek, you will be sleeping in high quality expedition tents with a spacious mess tent and chairs for meals.



      This trek is not an easy one but it is undoubtfully beautiful and rewarding. You will be hiking an average of 5-8 hours per day with 1 day being slightly longer than that so you need to be fit enough to be able to hike for this long for 8 consecutive days. . The better physical condition you are in, the more you will be able to enjoy your experience so make sure you follow the training program we provide.



      Peruvian cuisine is one of the top cuisines in the world and they are well known for their exquisite flavors and unique dishes. On this trip you will enjoy local home made food throughout the entire trip whether in the guesthouses or during the trek. In the cities breakfast will be provided in the guesthouse/small hotel and during the trek 3 meals will be provided as well as snacks while hiking. If you have any food allergies please make sure you let us know in advance to be able to customize any dietary requirements before the trip.



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        Priced is Based on 8 people.


        • 4 nights accommodation in Huaraz, Morales Guesthouse Hotel or similar on a double occupancy basis
        • 6 nights accommodation in tents/camping sites throughout the trail

        Food & Beverage:

        • 3 meals per day with snacks throughout the trail
        • Breakfast in cities


        • Airport pickup and drop off
        • All on-ground transportation throughout the trip as per the itinerary
        • First-class bus ticket for the night bus between Lima and Huaraz on Day 1

        Staff & guides:

        • Local Peruvian team including an English-speaking guide, for all acclimatization activities and the trek

        Trek logistics:

        • Donkeys to carry the load throughout the trek
        • Tents and sleeping mats
        • Professional Expedition Cook for duration of trek
        • Eating and cooking utensils
        • Mess tent with comfortable chairs and dining table
        • Satellite communicator
        • Emergency Horse to accompany expedition for evacuations, illness, etc
        • First aid kit stocked for a mountain expedition
        • All community & camping fees and animal grazing fees
        • Acclimatization activities, 2 days (transport, guide, lunch, park fees)


        • Trip based on a minimum of 8 pax
        • All permits and entrance fees to all the sites and activities mentioned in the itinerary



        • Any extra nights pre and post-trip in Lima
        • Single supplement

        Food & Beverage:

        • Lunch and Dinner in the cities
        • Any other snacks or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary


        • International flights to and from Lima, Peru

        Staff & guides:

        • Tips and Gratuity

        Pre-trip preparations:

        • Personal gear and equipment (detailed list in the infopack)
        • Medical and travel insurance


        • Visa fees and processing

        Cancellation Policy

        Cancellation of a booking or failure to join a trip will result in retention of funds by WG as follows:

        • -  Upon receipt of written cancellation by any member of the trip 45 days or longer prior to departure, 25% of the total trip price of the canceling party will be retained by WG and the balance of the package price refunded.

        • -  If a cancellation is received at least 21 days and up to 44 days prior to departure, 50% of the package price will be retained by WG.

        • -  If a cancellation is received less than 21 days prior to departure, 100% of the total package price will be retained by WG and all outstanding payments will become payable immediately.

          A non-refundable admin fee of $100 per person is retained by WG automatically once a payment is made.

          WG reserves the right to terminate, at their discretion and with immediate effect, the participation of any person on the trip with the aforementioned policy applicable.