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3-day ascent to Mount Pisco, Cordillera Blanca

Join Romer, a certified local guide, on this 3-day mountaineering tour in the Cordillera Blanca and reach the summit of the impressive Mount Pisco!

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration6 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Mount Pisco (5,752m) is located in the Cordillera Blanca range about 60 km north of the city of Huaraz, in Perú. On this amazing 3-day mountaineering trip, you will reach its summit and enjoy some breathtaking views!

The Cordillera Blanca (Spanish for “white range”) is part of the Andes and extends for 200 km. It is the most extensive tropical ice-covered range in the world and has the biggest concentration of ice in Perú. Pisco is one of its most popular peaks.

After picking you up in Huaraz, we will go to Cebollapampa to meet the muleteers and the donkeys that will carry our luggage. Then, once at the Pisco base camp, we will prepare the equipment for the following day when we will head to the summit of this majestic mountain. From the top of Pisco we will enjoy stunning views of  Huascaran, Huandoy, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Artesonraju and Alpamayo Mountains. Additionally, on the third day, before returning back to Huaraz, we can also hike to Lagoon 69, located within the Huascarán National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You can check the complete itinerary below!

This adventure involves hiking on snow slopes with an inclination up to 35 degrees and a short section of steep ice. Therefore, for this trip, it is important for you to have some mountaineering experience involving hiking on snow and ice. Additionally, you need to be physically fit. It is not a hard trail but the altitude can make it challenging.

So, if you want to reach the top of Mount Pisco, please contact me. I am sure that you will love this fabulous mountain in the Cordillera Blanca!

I also offer other alpine adventures in the region. Check out this 6-day trek from Olleros to Chavin.

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Huaraz

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Cebollapampa (3,900m) - Pisco base camp (4,600m)

First, we will pick you up in your hotel in Huaraz and go to Cebollapampa. There, we will meet the muleteers and their donkeys. Then, we’ll hike towards the Pisco base camp (4,600m). After a snack, we will take the afternoon to check and prepare the equipment for the next day.

Duration: 3 hours (car) / 3 hours (walk)

Day 2: Base camp – Pisco Summit (5,372m) – Base camp (4,600m)

Starting at 02:00am, we will head to the moraine in 2 hours. Once at the glacier, we ascend to the summit bordering small cracks. From the top of Pisco it is possible to have a great 360 ° panoramic view. Finally, we will return to the camp.

Duration: 8 hours approx.

Day 3: Base camp (4,600m) - Cebollapampa (3,900m) - Huaraz

We will descend to Cebollapampa. We can also hike to Lagoon 69. Finally, we will head back to Huaraz.

Duration: 3 hours (walk) / 3 hours (car)


About the guide

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I like mountains and I love nature, I practice cycling and hiking, I know very well the hiking trails of Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash.
The passion for nature was my inspiration to study Official Tourist Guide. I am experienced in travel organisation and logistics, especially adventure travel.
At present I’m a logistics manager at a travel agency with German clients, and I also have my own agency where I take care of the organisation of the adventure trips (trekking, mountaineering, mountain bike and day hikes).


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