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6-day Trek Plus Rock Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca


Join a certified mountain guide on this scenic 6-day trek, plus rock climbing excursion, through the beautiful wilderness of the Cordillera Blanca.



6 Days

May - Aug




* Enjoy beautiful views each day from numerous mountain passes

* Get a chance to see all the unique flora and fauna that are native to the area

* Climb to the summit of Nevado Pisco


Join me for this exhilarating trek through the wilderness of the Cordillera Blanca, culminating in a day-long climb to the summit of Nevado Pisco!

Our adventure begins with a half-day of touring through several of the local communities in between Huaraz and where we begin the trek.

Along the way there will be opportunities to sample some local cuisine, including ecological ice cream. The drive also affords many spectacular views of many snow-capped peaks.

For the second half of the day, we will begin our hike. Along the way to our first camp, we will pass by the Santa Cruz river as well as through forests and fields filled with native trees and plants.

On the second day, we will hike past two lagoons and the iconic peak of Alpamayo, from which will have our best chance of seeing the incredibly rare Andes Condor. We will also have the chance to see other native wildlife, including deer, foxes and vizcachas.

The following day, we will hike up to Punta Union, from which we will enjoy sublime views of the surrounding mountains, including Artesonrajo – the one depicted at the beginning of Paramount Pictures films. That night we will camp in a forest surrounded by native plants.

On our fourth day, we make our way by foot, shuttle and then foot again to the base camp of Nevado Pisco, in preparation for the climax of our trip.

Summiting Nevado Pisco will take all day, but reaching the “balcony of the Cordillera Blanca” will be more than worth the effort. The mountain, itself, is not a very challenging climb and the views of the surrounding snow-capped 6,000ers are absolutely spectacular.

No high level of skill is required for this trek, but due to the sustained nature of the hiking, we recommend all participants to be physically fit enough to walk for about six hours each day.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this combined hiking and climbing expedition through the wonderful wilderness of the Cordillera Blanca!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also be interested in our 8-day trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Please contact us for quotes on the price. The following are not included: air travel, bus tickets from Lima to Huaraz, food in restaurants, gratuities, entrance to archaeological sites and museums, and payment to local communities for each camp.


Day 1: Huaraz to Llamacorral

After a half-day tour of some local towns in between Huaraz and Cashapampa, we will hike for four to five hours along the banks of the Santa Cruz river to our first camp.

Day 2: Llamacorral to Taullipampa

We will hike for six to seven hours, passing by the base camp for Alpamayo, before arriving at our second camp. Today will be the best day for spotting wildlife, including the Andes Condor.

Day 3: Taullipampa to Cachinanpampa

We will hike for five to six hours, passing over Punta Union from which we will have stunning panoramic vistas, before arriving at our third camp.

Day 4: Cachinanpampa to Nevado Pisco

We will hike for five to six hours, starting with a brief walk to the town of Vaqueria, from which a private shuttle will take us to Cebollapampa. From here we will hike to the base camp of Nevado Pisco.

Day 5: Summiting Nevado Pisco

We will hike and climb for a combined 10 to 11 hours today in order to reach the summit of Nevado Pisco.

Day 6: Nevado Pisco to Huaraz

We will hike for two to three hours back to Cebollapampa before driving back to Huaraz.



More info

Please be sure to arrive in Huaraz a couple of days before the expedition in order to properly acclimatize yourself to the altitude.

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru

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