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3-day Nevado Pisco (5,752m) climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

3-day Nevado Pisco (5,752m) climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
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3-day Nevado Pisco (5,752m) climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
3-day Nevado Pisco (5,752m) climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Join one of our IFMGA certified guides for a 3-day climbing expedition to the summit of the Nevado Pisco in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.


Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

May - Sep




* Enjoy a 3-day climb of the Nevado Pisco in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.

* Marvel at the views of the surrounding peaks from the mountain's summit.

* Spend your nights in the base camp of the mountain.


One of the many glorious peaks in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, the Nevado Pisco (5,752m) is an amazing mountain to climb. And, on this 3-day trip, we would like to guide you to the peak’s summit.

Beginning in Huaraz, this trip will take you to the very top of the Nevado Pisco. And, from that summit, you will be able to gaze at an abundance of incredible peaks from every direction, as the mountain rests right in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca. Some examples of the mountains you will get to see include Chacraraju, Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Santa Cruz, Aguja, Huscaran and many more.

We will be taking the normal route during our ascent. It is considered the easier of the available routes. Thus enabling climbers of different skill levels to enjoy this trip. However, regardless of your skill level, you should be in good physical condition.

During the trip’s 2 nights, we will be sleeping at the Nevado Pisco’s base camp. At the camp, you will have access to several amenities. You will also get to enjoy spectacular evening views of the stars above.

Climbing an enormous mountain in the Cordillera Blanca, in the Andes of Peru is the kind of experience you cherish long after it has concluded. If that sounds like the adventure you want to have, please send a request. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

We also offer a 4-day version of this trip, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

Price details

Price Includes

Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM (english, spanish)

Certified chef during Pisco expedition

Mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons)

Private transportation: Huaraz – Yuraccorral

Donkey drivers and donkeys for the transfer of the logistic camping equipment (15 Kg per participant)

5 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch, tea time and dinner)

4 seasons tent with double occupancy

Tent kitchen, dining room and bathroom.

Kitchen sets and fully-equipped dining room

First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Permanent radio communication between the Andean Raju Expeditions team.

Satellite phone for emergencies

Boiled water to fill up your bottle every day (1 Lt.)

Warm water for your personal higiene

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the Expedition

Last day: lunch and farewell toast with regional food and typical Peruvian drinks.

Price Excludes

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 60.00 nuevos soles

Mountain boots

Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff


Day 1: Huaraz (3.100 m) – Yuraccorral (3.900 m) – Pisco Base Camp (4.640 m)

After pick up we will head north through the valley of Huaylas to Yungay, from this point we will enter Llanganuco canyon. On the way we will stop for 30 minutes for breakfast. We will continue our journey and after about 10 minutes we will make another stop to check in at the Huascaran National Park control and after another 20 minutes we will go around the beautiful Chinancocha and Orconcocha lakes. Finally the transport arrives to Yuraccorral, the starting point of our hike to the base camp and place where the donkey drivers and donkeys are waiting for us to carry the logistic camping equipment. Our hike starts in the Cebollapampa plain and continues uphill for about 2 hours until we reach Pisco Base Camp. During the hike we will enjoy beautiful views of Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha and Chacraraju peaks. The sunset is spectacular when the sun lights up the color of the snow on Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha and Huandoys peaks.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Box lunch, lunch, tea time and dinner. Transfer by car: 3 hours Estimated hiking time: 2 to 3 hours Elevation: +1540 m (3100 masl to 4640 masl)

Day 2: Pisco Base Camp (4.640 m) –Pisco Summit (5.752 m) – Pisco Base Camp (4.640 m)

The day of the climb to the summit has come. The approach to the glacier is long and through a rock moraine, we will make a short rappel in the first section of the route. After 3 hours of hiking we will arrive at the glacier, at this point we will equip ourselves, our guide will make an inspection of everything that is indispensable for the climb and finally he will rope us to continue.

We will continue making traverses to overcome crevasses, we will arrive at the Huandoy/Pisco pass and take a brief rest. After about 4 hours we will reach the summit to be spectators of a panoramic and unique view and a 360° visual domain of the most emblematic mountains of the Cordillera Blanca: Huandoys, Chacraraju, Huascaran South and North, Chopicalqui, Alpamayo, Hualcan, Yanapaccha, Caraz, Aguja, Sphinx, Paron, Artesonraju, Pyramid of Garcilazo, Santa Cruz, Quitaraju and more.

We remain at the summit to take some time to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we make the descent by the same route of ascent.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch, tea time and dinner. Estimated hiking/climbing time: 10 to 12 hours Elevation: +1112 m (4640 masl to 5752 masl)

Day 3: Pisco Base Camp (4.640 m) – Yuraccorral (3.900 m) - Huaraz (3.100 m)

This day, after breakfast, we will dismantle the camp so the donkey drivers can prepare the logistics of camping and mountain equipment over the donkeys to transfer everything to Yuraccorral. Then we will go downhill. The transport will be waiting for us in Yuracorral to transfer us to Huaraz.

As an option and depending on the physical condition of the clients, the guide of Andean Raju Expeditions will suggest the downhill by an alternative route that connects to Lake 69.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Estimated hiking time by the normal route: 2 hours. Estimated trekking time by Laguna 69: 5 hours. Transfer by car: 3 hours to return to Huaraz. Elevation: -1540 m (4640 masl to 3100 masl).


About the guide

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Andean Raju



Tour Operator

We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.





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What people are saying about Andean Raju



Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too



An extraordinary expérience with Pablo and Alex, two fantastic guides (and now friends for life) from Huaras, Peru, who are at the same time extremely professional and incredebly flexible. We reached the summit on day 8 to benefit from a good weather window. My heurt is full of gratitude for the who le expérience and the magical encounters I was blessed with during that expedition. Probably amongst the very best memories in my entire life. Thank you si much, guys! And see you soon for new adventures 😛🔥❤️😊



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.



The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

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