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Views 18 Jun Get off the beaten track: Huaraz and the Santa Cruz trek!

Huaraz is not too far from Huanchacho, a popular beach destination in Peru, but instead of the waves there are glaciated peaks in every direction demanding your attention.

This still rather anonymous trekking mecca offers something for adventure seekers of all skill and fitness levels. There is an assortment of easy hikes of a day or two, multi-week mountaineering expeditions requiring technical mountain training, sport climbing, mountain biking routes, or for the most adventurous of mountaineers, glacier ice climbing.

Get off the beaten track: Huaraz and the Santa Cruz trek!

The most popular trekking route is the Santa Cruz, with its starting point at the Alpamayo at 5947m. It takes a 4.5 hours bus ride from Huaraz to get there.  

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