Pisco

3Days 3,

Program Overview

This mountain of easy access is located amid the most important mountain peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. The Pisco ascent provides an excellent opening to the high mountain world of the Cordillera Blanca. The summit (5,752 m) rewards us with one of the most fantastic high mountain panoramas of the world, a panoramic view of 360° in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca showing us the most important and beautiful Cordillera Blanca mountains: Huascarán (6,768m), Huandoy (6,395m), Chacraraju (6,122m), Chopicalqui (6,345m), Pyramid Garcilazo (5,885m), Artezonraju (6,025m), Alpamayo (5,947m), Yanapaccha (5,460m), Caraz (6,025m), Santa Cruz (6,020m). Because of these superb views the Pisco ascent should be considered obligatory by every Cordillera Blanca mountain climber. The ascent doesn’t require any high altitude camping because from base camp (4,400m) we can reach the summit in just a few hours.

Itinerary

Day 01: Huaraz – Llanganuco (3,900m) bus 3h / Llanganuco – Base Camp (4,700 m) 4h

From Huaraz the expedition begins by heading north through the Callejon de Huaylas by vehicle, to Yungay 1 hour (2,500 m) then we take the road through the Llanganuco valley passing Orkon-cocha and Chinan-cocha lakes to Cebollapampa (3,950 m) where we make contact with our guides, porters, cooks and other staff to begin the walk towards base camp (4,700 m.) 4h

Day 02: Base Camp – Summit (5,752 m) – Base Camp 12h

Today before dawn we leave for the summit, beginning the ascent by crossing a broad moraine that comes off Huandoy. We reach the edge of the glacier (4,900m) 3h, and making use of the rope, crampons and ice-axe begin the ascent up a gentle glacier until reaching the coll between Huandoy Este and Pisco 1½h. From here the view of the beautiful mountains is fantastic; we continue climbing up more steep sections, but without technical difficulty to reach the summit 3h where the view of the Cordillera Blanca mountains is truly impressive. Then return by the same route to base camp 5h

Day 03: Base Camp – Llanganuco (3,900) 2½h / Llanganuco – Huaraz (3,100m) Bus 2½h

From base camp after a good rest we return to Cebollapampa 3h and take a vehicle back to Huaraz 2½h.

The price includes

  • Transportation to the beginning or the ending of the trek to Huaraz
  • Full Accommodation during the trek
  • Tent for two, dining room-kitchen tent
  • Trek guide, cook, muleteers, donkeys
  • First-aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Communication equipment

The price doesn´t include

  • Entrance ticket to the Huascarán National Park: US$ 20.00
  • Personal equipment: Sleeping bag, warm clothes, etc
  • Meals for the days not included in the trek
  • Anything that was not specifie

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