Sierra Andina Mountain Trail

Huaraz , Ancash
13K, 30K, 45K, 80K

Sierra Andina Mountain Trail
Race Distances


August 10th 08:00 AM 300 Ft. Elevation Gain


August 10th 07:00 AM 5,000 Ft. Elevation Gain


August 11th 06:00 AM 6,000 Ft. Elevation Gain


August 10th 07:00 AM 13,000 Ft. Elevation Gain

The premier trail running event through the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Run the classic high alpine trails of the remote and rugged Peruvian Andes.

Llanganuco 13k- As our shortest and easiest race, The Llanganuco 13k is the perfect outing for both beginner and experienced runners looking for a beautiful day in Huascarán National Park. The course is an out and back following mostly dirt roads along side the beautiful turquoise Llanganuco Lakes with one short section of smooth single track. With very little elevation gain you will be able to enjoy the cascading waterfalls, flowing glaciers and towering 6,000m peaks of the famous Llanganuco Valley without breaking stride.

Pisco 30k- Looking for a challenge? With steep up hills, high alpine terrain, great downhills and some of the best scenery in Peru, this race will not disappoint. The Pisco 30k visits two of the most iconic places in Huascarán National Park, Laguna 69 and Pisco Base Camp, and although shorter than the Santa Cruz 45k some might consider it just as difficult. With a steep uphill climb to the Refugio Peru, a high point of 4,900m and a 5km traverse above 4,600m this race is not for the faint of heart.

Santa Cruz 45k- The famous Santa Cruz Trail passes through the heart of the Cordillera Blanca and is undoubtedly the most popular and scenic route through Huascaran National Park. Typically done as a 4-day point to point hike, it was listed as one of the best hikes in the world by National Geographic, "...a less-crowded alternative to the hordes headed to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail" and one of the best hidden gems of South America. This 45km/ 28mi course starts just outside the small village of Vaqueria on the eastern side of the Cordillera Blanca. Climbing just over 1,300m in the first 18km to the top of Punta Union Pass at 4,750m, racers will gain one of the most amazing views in all of Peru. From Punta Union racers will descend down through the stunning Santa Cruz Valley passing many of the icy 5,000 and 6,000m peaks, flowing glaciers and crystal lakes that define the Cordillera Blanca and Huascaran National Park.

Huascarán 80k 2-Day Stage Run and Relay- The Huascarán 80k 2-Day Stage Run and Relay will connect our Pisco 30k route with the Santa Cruz 45k for one unforgettable trail run through the Cordillera Blanca. With three major high mountain pass crossings along some of the most scenic and popular trails in Huascarán National Park, this event in worth putting on your calendar today.

This 80k route will be divided into two difficult days. Day 1 will begin in the popular Llangaunco Valley and will cover 35k, cross two high mountain passes, and descend to the small town of Vaqueria where runners will stop for the night. Day 2 will run the famous and remote Santa Cruz trekking route over Punta Union Pass and back down to the western side of the Cordillera Blanca.

There are two options for running the Huascaran 80k 2-Day, as an individual running both days or as a relay team of two runners splitting the two days.

Map Info

Co-ordinates: -9.528601899698332, -77.52869336931161
Marker: 13K

Co-ordinates: -9.52861248050941, -77.52870409814767
Marker: 30K

Co-ordinates: -9.528601899698332, -77.52869336931161
Marker: 45K

Co-ordinates: -9.528601899698332, -77.52868264047555
Marker: 80K

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