12-day ski touring in Vallunaraju and Pisco, Peru

Ski on the beautiful Cordillera Blanca, across the slopes of Vallunaraju and Pisco. A 12-day ski tour led by Miguel, a local IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

I invite you to reach the summits of Vallunaraju and Pisco and enjoy their most amazing ski descents. They are two beautiful peaks of the Peruvian Andes, in Cordillera Blanca.

Vallunaraju and Pisco are two very popular mountains from the area. Vallunaraju (5,686 meters) is located in the Huaraz province and Pisco (5,752 meters) in Yungay, Ancash region.

The Vallunaraju summit is open to every type of skier. Its access is not difficult and it is perfect for acclimatization and beginners. In addition, it is a very good spot to practice different mountain activities such as ice climbing. As for Pisco, its ascent is not difficult either. This peak is known as the balcony of the Cordillera Blanca since you can enjoy the most astonishing panoramic views from its summit.

Although these are not challenging ascents, it is important to have a good physical condition to join this trip.

Discover the Vallunaraju and Pisco mountains and make turns on their great slopes. Send your request and book this trip. I will be glad to guide you there.


Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Lima

    We’ll pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

  • Day 2: Huaraz

    We’ll drive during 8 hours from Lima to Huaraz (3,100 m). During the trip, you will contemplate the beautiful sight of the Cordillera Blanca.

  • Day 3: Wilcacocha Lake

    We’ll drive to the Santa Cruz pass and walk through the Cordillera Negra to the Wilcacocha lake (3,745 meters).

  • Day 4: Churup Lake

    We’ll go from Huaraz to Pitec (3,885 meters) and walk during 3 hours to the Churup lake (4,450 meters) inside the Huascaran National Park.

  • Day 5: Morrena Camp Vallunaraju

    We’ll drive from Huaraz during approximately 2 hours until the Llaca gorge. Then we’ll hike to the Morrena Camp (4,945 meters).

  • Day 6: Vallunaraju Summit

    We’ll start the ascent early in the morning. After we reach a glacier, we’ll put our skis on. We’ll do a moderate ascent to the summit. Then we’ll return to Huaraz.

  • Day 7: Rest day

    Rest day in Huaraz.

  • Day 8: Pisco Base Camp

    We’ll drive from Huaraz to Llamacoral. From this point, we’ll walk during 3 hours to the Base Camp (4,665 meters).

  • Day 9: Pisco Summit

    We’ll reach the summit of Pisco (5,752 meters). We’ll use our skis during part of the way. From the top, you’ll see the incredible landscape of the highest peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. Then we’ll ski down to the Perú Refuge (4,665 meters).

  • Day 10: Huaraz

    Return to Huaraz.

  • Day 11: Preparation day

    We’ll prepare for the departure.

  • Day 12: End of the trip

    We’ll drive to Lima and say goodbye.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Lima
 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú, based in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca.

I like mountaineering and skiing. I recently completed the ski certification in Argentina, so I'm one of the few fully IFMGA certified guides in Peru. I've also guided in Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and the Alps.

Some of my favourite trips are climbing in the Dolomites, Fitz Roy in El Chalten, and mountain biking across Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

 
 

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