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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.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration12 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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.

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Lima

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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.


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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2976 each

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Price includes

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• Transport during the trip


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