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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, Jun, Jul, Aug, 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

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- 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.




In tents: VAUDE OR SALEWA / for 2 people, included in the price. We also have a kitchen/dinning tent and a toilet tent.

Meeting point

In Huaraz

Equipment you will need to bring

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in the event of bad weather?

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

Can I join a group?

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?

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

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

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

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

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

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

About the guide

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

Alexey Volegov


July, 2022

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Marcela Hronesova


July, 2021

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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