How many days do I need to aclimate in Huaraz BEFORE THE TREK?
It is very important to be well acclimated to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek. We do recommend that you arrive to Huaraz at least 2 or 3 days before the trek starts to help you become acclimatized and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek.
We can organize day hikes & other tours around Huaraz for your acclimatization:
- Laguna Willcacocha Trek – Half Day Tour
- Laguna 69 trek – Full Day Tour
- Laguna Churup trek – Full Day Tour
If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before arriving in Huaraz, we still recommend you have a complete day in Huaraz to rest, recover from your travel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Huaraz before departing for the trek.
Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Huaraz or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.
Can you accommodate food sensitivities?
Our cooks are used to dealing with vegetarians. However, other clients and staff may have a conventional diet. Meals are prepared in the same tent and scents of meals can not be avoided. if you do not want to eat your meal in the same tent with clients having a conventional diet, please inquire about a private tour.
How to book the Santa Cruz Trek?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All customers or leader of grup will need to fill out a Passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information:
- Personal information (Full name, exactly as on your passport):
- Gender and passport number
- Nationality and date of birth
- Dietary requirements and medical conditions (alergies)
SECOND: We require a deposit of 50% per person in order to purchase a permit for the Huascaran National Park 4 days. You can make your deposit by Paypal, VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data). All subject to transfer fee
We recommend to bring:
- Sleeping bag (-10º to -15º C) – if you don’t have one, we can help you rent one in Huaraz.
- 2 lycra t-shirts (not cotton).
- 2 hiking pants.
- 2 sets of underwear.
- 3 sets of wool socks (suitable for walks).
- Fleece or warm jacket.
- 1 rain jacket (depends on the season).
- 1 rain pants (depends on the season).
- 1 hat or sun hat.
- 1 wool or cotton hat for the cold.
- Front head light.
- 1 or 2 liter water bottle.
- Winter gloves. (better if it was waterproof).
- Comfortable shoes for the camp.
- High boots for hiking, preferably waterproof.
- Walking poles (optional).
- Sunscreen (lips and skin).
- Quick Dry Towel.
- Earplugs (optional).
- Power bank: no place to plug in while trekking. Or better yet if you had a portable solar panel.
- Sunscreen, repellent, hand sanitizer, toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper, personal medication, personal first aid kit.
Every day you will walk alone with your small backpack, carrying:
- Water in your bottle: we supply clean and boiled water every morning from the second day.
- Sun hat, rain gear, warm jacket, camera, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and small waste bag.