When it comes to travelling to Peru, people tend to make a beeline for Macchu Pichu, often overlooking the fabulous treks in Santa Cruz. Macchu Pichu is without a doubt stunning, but the views of the Andean mountains as afforded by a trek through the Cordillera Blanca range remains an equally or even more serene and breathtaking experience.
This trek explores three of most spectacular valley of Huascarán National Park in the Cordillera Blanca range: Santa Cruz gorges, Huaripampa and Llanganuco. We will be immersed in the best Andean landscapes, walking on old Inca trails surrounded by leafy forests of quenuales and exotic altoandina flora, crystalline water rivers, beautiful lagoons, immense farellones of rock and the impressive landscape that is crowned by the snow-covered view of more than a dozen main peaks of the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range: Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Taulliraju, Chacraraju, Chopicalqui, Huandoy and Huascaran. The National Park is a reserve for nature, history and wildlife - the leafy forests, the ultramarine lagoons; old Inca trails and archaeological remains of the Chavin and the wildlife - the mountain cats, pumas, bears, and condors soaring over the jagged edges of the high mountains, making it a truly unforgettable trek.