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Nevado Pisco Climb - 4 days

Climb Pisco in Peru's Cordillera Blanca

Nevado Pisco Climb - 4 days

Climb Pisco in Peru's Cordillera Blanca

Pisco Mountain is the most popular climbing peak in the Cordillera Blanca. This technical Mountaineering route is an amazing opportunity for first time climbers looking to summit their first alpine peak. It was first climbed in 1951 by a French expedition.

Climbing Nevado Pisco in Huaraz, Peru is something of a dream. From the summit you will feel like you are on top of the world. This climb is superb, in that it sits well above 18,000ft and is nestled amongst the highest peaks in the Peru.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz –Cebollapampa –Base Camp of Pisco

After breakfast in the Hotel, from Huaraz we will aboard the Bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. Passing different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuas (2650m), here we will find the traditional made at home Ice-Creams from local fruits, then we will continue with our travel to the next stop in the ancient town of Yungay, this city was buried by an Avalanche that fell down from Huascarán Mountain in 1970, the New Yungay (2500m), from here we have to start going up to the Llanganuco Valley, for the entrance to the Llanganuco Valley we will register in the National Huascaran Park Control, after we will visit the two lakes of Llanganuco ( Chinancocha and Orconcocha), where we will have Lunch, then we will continue going up to the Base Camp of Pisco, if it is not cloud we will appreciate the fantastic peaks of the Mountains, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys. We will arrive to the base Camp Pisco accompanied by the donkey drivers and mountain staff around 3 pm. overnight at 4600m.

Day 2: Base Camp of Pisco – Moraine Camp

After breakfast in the morning, we will have free morning to check our climbing gears, after that we will have lunch at twelve noon, then we start walk up to the Moraine Camp, it will take 2 hours half walking over rocky path; arriving to the Moraine we will have hot tea and dinner, overnight camping at 4850m.

Day 3: Moraine Camp – Climb up Pisco (5750m) – Base Camp

After breakfast in the Moraine Camp at 3am we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to get the glacier, here we’ll have to put our climbing equipment to start climbing up to the Pisco Summit 5752m, after climbing up for about 1 hour we’ll get a quite all of 40mtrs and 50 ° of difficult, after this all we have to climbing for about 2 hours half to get the Summit, where we’ll enjoy the nice views of different mountains such as: Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Caraz, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju, Brogui, Huandoys, etc. and a splendid turquoise lake of name (69 lake), after few minutes we’ll start go down to the Moraine Camp, when the porters will be waiting for us already with our equipment’s to continue go down to the base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 3pm, overnight in the Base Camp.

Day 4: Base Camp – Llanganuco – Huaraz

In the morning we descend to Cebollapampa for about 2 hours, there will be waiting our private transport, and then immediately will aboard the bus to go back to Huaraz, passing Orconcocha and Chinancocha lakes, lunch on the way, then we will arrive to Huascaran National Park control to register whit our passport back to Huaraz, then we will continue go down to Yungay district, arriving to Huaraz around 4pm.

Additional Trip Info

  • Airport pickup/drop
  • English speaking Mountain Guide UIAGM Certified
  • Assistant Guide Mountain more than 3 clients   - Climbing
  • Assistant Guide Trekking more than 6 clients  - Trekking
  • Cook during the expedition  
  • Cook helper more than 6 people  
  • Porters to carry the gear, food and climbing equipment’s from Base Camp  
  • Donkey Driver  
  • Donkeys
  • Complete food during the expedition (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, snacks)    
  • Private transfer Huaraz during the expedition (climbing)  
  • Emergency horse  
  • Logistic Camping Equipments (bi-personal tents, kitchen tent, dinning tent with table and chairs, toilet tent, mattresses, utensils kitchen, gas lamp, etc)
  • First aid kit
  • Trip Insurance  
  • Personal climbing or trekking gear (can be rented)
  • Tips for the staffs (Guides, cooks, porters, etc)
  • Extra drinks like beers, wine, soft drinks during the trekking
  • Huascaran National Park Entrance fees

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