Guided ascent week in Cordillera Blanca to Pisco summit

Gaston, ACGM mountain guide, will lead you through this amazing guided ascent week in Cordillera Blanca all the way up to the famous Pisco Summit (5752 m). Prepare for the ultimate Peruvian adventure!




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I propose a 7-day program full of adventures, breathtaking panoramic views and unforgettable experiences. Come and join me on this unique guided ascent week in Cordillera Blanca to Pisco Summit (5752 m)!

    Extending over 200 kilometers, Cordillera Blanca is the most extensive tropical ice-covered range in the world and has the biggest concentration of ice in the country. During this mountaineering adventure, I invite you to explore one of its most popular peaks, the Pisco Summit (5752 m).

    First, we will meet in the beautiful capital city of Lima. Then, we will take a private bus to Huaraz where we’ll rest and relax in the Tumi Hotel and get ready to start this mountaineering adventure. On our second day, we’ll transfer to Nevado Pisco Base Camp (4400 m) where we’ll start with our acclimatization process. During the days to come, I will make sure all participants are enjoying themselves in a fun and safe way and that everyone  makes it to the top in the best possible conditions.

    This guided ascent week is suitable for intermediate climbers who want to improve their mountaineering techniques. It also is ideal for travelers who want to discover one of the most amazing vistas in South America.  Please bear in mind that all participants will need a good fitness level. 

    This mountaineering adventure is the best way to discover the amazing Pisco Summit. So, if you are ready for the challenge, send your request! I guarantee this will be a unique experience!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1860 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Price does not include : - Personal equipment - Transport to the start of the trip -


    • Day 1Arrival in Lima

      Arrival in Lima at 6:15 am.

      Transport to Huaraz and arrival to Hotel Tumi.

    • Day 2Transfer to Nevado Pisco Base Camp (4400 m)
    • Day 3Acclimatization trek to 69 Lagoon

      Acclimatization trek to 69 Lagoon and return back to base camp.


    • Day 4Ascent to mountain hut (4700 m)
    • Day 5Nevado Pisco ascent (5752 m)

      It will take us between 12 and 14 hours to ascend the Nevado Pisco. Then, we’ll return back to the mountain hut.

    • Day 6Return to Huaraz

      Return to Huaraz where we’ll enjoy our last dinner at the hotel.

    • Day 7Transfer to Lima

      Transfer from Huaraz to Lima Airport .



    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    25/07/2020 to 02/08/2020

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    Hotel in Huaraz

    In a tent



    About the Guide


    Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

    I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

    I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

    I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.



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    What People are Saying about Gastón Oyarzún


    We loved Gaston - he was very nice - BUT - one of the team members was not prepared - at all - for this type of climb which significantly hampered the performance of the other team members. I would STRONGLY encourage a stronger process of weeding out those who have no business signing up for such a climb - I will admit, my entire experience was \'ruined\' because of the weak climber - we had to take long, long, long breaks in order for her to catch up making the rest of us extremely cold - it was so unfortunate - additionally, I would suggest a higher hiker to guide ratio - since we were required to carry our own gear to the high camp - and one of the members was not strong enough to pull their own weight - this added additional burden to the other climbers! I am so frustrated that due to the lack of training, responsibility, and knowledge of one climber it ruined the entire experience for the rest of us!
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    Biff Palmer
    Gastón is incredible and so professional! He met with us before the trip to make sure we were prepared and to go over all the details which was extremely helpful. Dinners with his great cooking and good conversation were one of my favorite things. When we hiked, he set the perfect steady pace for acclimating to the altitude and not getting too tired. This trip wouldn\'t have been the same without Gastón. I wouldn\'t go with anyone else!
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    James Ryan
    We had an incredible time on our trip! Gaston was amazing, and we were very fortunate to have him as our guide. He has spent a lifetime hiking in Chile, and it reflected in his planning and preparation for the trip. With his help we were able to push to the top, and make awesome memories along the way!
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    Nels Pederson

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