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4-day mountaineering trip in Pisco (5,460m)

Explore the impressive Mount Pisco, Peru, at 5,460 meters, on this incredible 4-day mountaineering trip with Beto, a local IFMGA-certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration4 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Ascend the incredible Mount Pisco in the Cordillera Blanca on this unique mountaineering trip. Located in the Llanganuco Valley, Peru, this fantastic 5,460-meter peak is both challenging and stunning. Join me for 4 incredible days in the heights of Peru.

During this tour, we’ll tackle mountains and glaciers to reach Mount Pisco’s impressive summit. We’ll be rewarded with 360-degree stunning views of the nearby Mt. Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Chacraraju, Artesonraju, and others. You can read the itinerary below for a more detailed description of what will be doing each day.

All mountaineers are welcome on this trip. Experienced and non-experienced climbers will both love this adventure. However, I do suggest you arrive to Huaraz a couple of days earlier to get used to the height, no matter how experienced you are. That will also give us the opportunity to meet and review the itinerary and your equipment. Furthermore, if you need anything, I can help you rent it.

So, are you ready for a thrilling mountaineering experience in South America? Then send your request and explore the beautiful Peruvian Andes on this unique adventure. You’ll love every minute of it!

If you are looking for more adventures in Peru, be sure to check out the one I offer in Vallunaraju.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Cebollapampa - Pisco Base Camp

I’ll pick you up at your hotel and we’ll ride to Callejón de Huaylas. We’ll go through Carhuaz and Yungay. Then, we’ll begin our ascent to the Llanganuco Valley and enter the Huascaran National Park. We’ll visit the two lakes of Llanganuco and Cebollapampa. We’ll set camp at Pisco Base Camp.

Day 2: Pisco Base Camp - Moraine Camp

This will be a fairly easy day with a light hike up to Moraine Camp (4,850m).

Day 3: Moraine Camp - Pisco Summit (5,750m) - Pisco Base Camp

Early start towards the glacier to reach the summit in 4-5 hours. We’ll camp at Pisco Base Camp.

Day 4: Pisco Base Camp - Cebollapampa - Huaraz

Hike back to Cebollapampa and then to Huaraz to ride back to your hotel.


About the guide

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Beto Pinto was born to climb giant mountains. Raised in a tiny hamlet in the Shacsha valley outside of Huaraz, he often dreamt of climbing the high peaks which surrounded his countryside home. His first steps he was off trekking and exploring on his own - through remote valleys and high Andean lakes. By age 12, he became the youngest to summit Mt. Vallunaraju (5686m). He next summited Nevado Chopicalqui (6354) at age 14, and by age 15, he stood on top of Nevado Huascaran - the summit he always dreamt of and the highest mountain in Peru. Beto remains the youngest Peruvian to have summited Huascaran.

Beto is licensed as a UIAGM /IFMGA /AGMP Guide, and has WFR certification - this means he is recognized worldwide, and it’s the highest level of guide after 3 years of intensive study and training. He teaches mountain rescue courses to other local guides. He has organized and led the first Peruvian expeditions to the mountains of Ecuador and Bolivia, opening new routes and holding the record time to ascend Mexico’s highest volcano, Pico de Orizaba, in Bolivia Huayna Potosi. Within Peru, he has opened many new routes in various Cordilleras. He is published in The Alpinist, The American Alpine Journal, Desnivel , Barrabes , American Alpine Institute, etc


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