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Climbing Nevado Pisco 5752m, Huaraz

Climbing Nevado Pisco 5752m, Huaraz
Climbing Nevado Pisco 5752m, Huaraz
Climbing Nevado Pisco 5752m, Huaraz

Join one of our certified guides from Peru Expeditions, and climb to the top of Nevado Pisco.



3 Days

May - Sep




* Reach the summit of the iconic Nevado Pisco.

* Gaze at the incredible views of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

* Join a local guide and discover the stunning Andes mountain culture.


Are you looking to reach an emblematic Peruvian summit? Then climbing Nevado Pisco is the adventure for you!

Nevado Pisco (5752 m) is a great option for those with little mountaineering experience and high mountaineering curiosity. The ascent is not too steep and is only moderately difficult. And during the way, the views of the Cordillera Blanca are truly magnificent. For example, you'll see Mount Huascarán (6768 m), the highest mountain in Peru.

On this 3-day program, we will set off from Huaraz. We will climb gently to make sure that you have time to properly acclimatize to the altitude. Furthermore, this will give us a chance to admire our beautiful surroundings. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that although you don't need technical climbing experience to join this program, you do need a good fitness level. So start training! Of course, we will be there to help and guide you.

Would you like to climb to the top of Nevado Pisco? Then contact me now and let's start planning this exciting adventure together!

In addition to the program presented here, I can offer hiking around Alpamayo and Huascaran or climbing Nevado Vallunaraju as well.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Not included:

• International flights to Lima / Peru round trip

• Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure

• Exit tax at the airport in Lima

• Travel accident and health insurance

• Luggage insurance and trip cancellation

• Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz

• Personal expenses

• Acclimatization Tour

• Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park

• Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station

• Domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru

• Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima

• Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz

• Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel

• Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)

• Tips


Day 1: Huaraz - Base Camp (4700 m)

Arrival at Base Camp. This is one of the easiest mountains in the area. Keep in mind that it’s a real high tour with 30° ice passages and chinks on the glacier.

We start at Cebollapampa to reach the basecamp of Nevado Pisco. After a first steep section, a flatter part continues. Then we will encounter a small waterfall and reach a small area which is ideal to build our base camp.

Day 2: Ascent - Summit Nevado Pisco (5760 m) - Base Camp

The summit of the Pisco could also be reached in 2 days, but in order to acclimatize, it is best done in 3.

We will start to climb to the top sometime before sunset. It’s important to carry headlamps, as they will be lighting our way through the stony ground.

Then we will pass an area of slidy rocks below the Huandoy glacier where we have to calculate with falling stones and be very careful. On the other side of the glacier there are dark rocks that serve us a better way to the top of Nevado Pisco, although they don’€™t seem to be quite consistent.

Soon we will be arriving to the base of the Nevado Pisco’s glacier. In almost every case, there is a clear trace showing us the way to the saddle. We have to follow the steep ascent before reaching the top at 5760 m.

From the summit we can observe many mountains such as Huandoy, Chopiqualqui and giant Nevado Huascarán.

Day 3: Base Camp - Huaraz

After having breakfast, we will start descending to Cebollapampa. Our transfer will we waiting for us. End of services.


Equipment you will need to bring

sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

For this tour you need good physical condition, and also before going better to do some mountain climbing courses. We recommend for this trip to be between 18 years old and approximately 60 years old, but if the participant feels very well trained in the 3 aspects that are very important, such as being physically, technically, and psychologically prepared. Then, the participant is ready to take on this challenge and climb this summit. For more information, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp. In order to request information about you, we would like to receive your experience from your CV of mountain climbing from your previous trips.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

For this type of demanding or technical climbing sports, it is recommended to do some summits above 5 thousand meters beforehand and have good knowledge of high mountain technical equipment such as the use of technical ice axes, ice screws, correct use of crampons, and of course all the technical material. For more information, we can schedule an appointment to be able to explain in more detail everything about the mountain equipment and the preparations prior to joining our outings.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

For this trip, personal equipment & personal technical equipment is not included, so you have to have your own equipment, such as personal equipment (such as boots, ice axe, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Gore-Tex, etc.) If you do not have this list, it is possible to rent the whole list in Huaraz. For detailed information, send you the entire list that you should have, and you can contact us for more precise information. We can also schedule a call via WhatsApp and we will announce more details about this question.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

In some sections, we have porters but if you want an extra porter for your personal belongings there is an additional cost of USD 65 per day. In some sections, we will use mules or donkeys to the base camp. For more information, we can schedule a call and we can explain how the trip will be done.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

During the trek & mountain, we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget, the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions, we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, the local guide who is a certified guide will make the most correct decision on what to do at the moment. One more day of reservation can be added, but this will have an extra cost. The final decision will be made on the ground by local guides. If you have any other questions, we can fix a date to explain.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

To enter the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park, a fee of 150 soles per person is paid. We recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health the COVID-19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance. We always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

For these mountains, for non-technical mountains, a guide takes 3 clients so Ratio 3pax = 1 local guide, for technical access mountains, the guide takes a maximum of 2 clients. So i mean ratio 2 customers = 1 local guide.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

From May to September, as well we offer you that peak the whole year.

Can I join a group?

For trips whether trekking or high mountains, going privately is the most recommended option, but the costs are more expensive. So, if one joins a group, the prices will be more reasonable. In the mountains, the only disadvantage is if you are in a wall with another partner and if one of the participants gets tired or gets sick. In this case, you have to abort or cancel the summit and return together. For more information, contact us. We can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify all your questions.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
La Casa de Zarela Huaraz Peru
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Hotel El Patio Huaraz Peru
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Selina Huaraz Huaraz Peru
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About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about this trip



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.

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