4 Day Santa Cruz Trek Cordillera Blanca - Huaraz. This is one the most popular treks in the region due to its relatively short duration, moderate difficulty (many treks are 7 days or more in this area) but still providing incredible stunning views of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. English speaking guide and quality equipment make this a fantastic option for those both short on time or wanting to acclimatize prior to a climb.
This trek is considered one of the best treks in the world and for good reason. The scenery is unsurpassed - dramatic snow topped mountains, sublime glacial lakes and the wonderful solitude of the mountains for one and half weeks. Definitely an adventure of a lifetime.
An exciting 1 day trip to the Llanganuco lagoons leaving from Huaraz, in northern Peru. Take this day tour and explore the wonderful Ancash Region, too often forgotten by travellers.
Take this day trip to one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Cordillera Blanca, Lake 69. A really scenic tour in a pristine environment. This tour goes up to an altitude of 4600 m and you will have the chance to enjoy the stunning views of some of the main peaks of the mountain range, such as Pisco (5752 m), Chacraraju (6112 m), as well as Yanapacha (5460 m) and Huascaran (6678 m).
An interesting day trip to the archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar, UNESCO heritage located 86 km from Huaraz. This tour has confirmed departures only on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
This is another great option for a day trip from Huaraz. Located in the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca, the Pastoruri is one of the few glaciers that survive in the tropical areas of South America. This glacier is around 8 square kms wide and around 4 km long. Unfortunately the glacier is melting quickly and has lost 22% of its size and 15.5% of its ice mass in the last 30 years. Pastoruri is located at 5250 m asl and has steep, cliff-like edges, with heavily crevassed areas - characteristics of a cirque glacier.