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Highs and Lows of Trekking Peru’s Cordillera Blanca: Days 1-3

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Most people who travel to¬†the Cordillera Blanca come to enjoy the Santa Cruz Trek, a popular 4-day hike which passes¬†over Punta Union (4750 meters/15,584 feet) at its highest point. We wanted to stay longer in the Cordillera and see it from all sides, so we opted instead for the¬†Cedros-Alpamayo Circuit, which combines the Santa Cruz Trek with the Alpamayo¬†trek in the adjacent valley. Beginning in Cashapampa and proceeding counter-clockwise to the end point in Hualcayan, this route allows you to immerse yourself in the mountain culture of Peru and experience this spectacular range of peaks from nearly every side. Our itinerary had us¬†complete the circuit over the course of 11 days, allowing us to hike and¬†photograph at a leisurely pace. (more…)