It is an easily accessible mountain, very popular with people who visit Huaraz. It is perfect for beginners and good for acclimatization before climbing high mountains. The Cumbre de Mateo has beautiful views of the highest mountains in Peru, such as Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Ulta, Contrahierbas and others.
Trekking Santa Cruz is one of the most popular routes in the Cordillera Blanca. its popularity because it has a spectacular view of the mountains, crystal clear lagoons. Along the way, you will have wonderful views of Artesonraju, Rinrijirca and Alpamayo.