• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Cordillera Blanca
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Join me on this guided climb to Pisco and Santa Cruz trek. This 7-day trip is a perfect option for acclimatization. Let me take you to some of the most impressive spots in the Cordillera Blanca, with unforgettable views and landscapes.

First, I will meet you at Huaraz (3,100 m). After that, we will drive to Cashapampa (2,970 m). This is where the trek begins. I will guide you across the Santa Cruz valley. On the way, we will see sparkling waterfalls, high land bushes and impressive trees. We will then reach the Llamacoral camp site (3,760 m). On the background, the amazing mount Taulliraju.

Next, I will guide you as we continue our way through the Santa Cruz valley to the Arhueycocha lake (4,450 m), passing by lake Ichicoccha and Jatuncocha. Here, we will enjoy amazing views of mount Alpamayo. Finally, we will reach the Taullipampa camp (4,250 m).

Next day, I will lead you as we ascend towards the Punta Union pass (4,750 m). Some of the peaks visible from this point are mount Taulliraju, Artezonraju, and Pucajircas. After going by small glacier lakes and waterfalls, we will finally arrive at the Cachinapampa camp (3,700 m).

On Day 4, I will lead you as we climb yo Vaqueria (3,700 m) and then take private transportation to Cebollapampa. Next morning, we will finally trek to the Pisco base camp (4,665 m). On Day 6, I will lead the ascent to the Pisco summit (5,752 m), passing through a glacier edge. From this high point we will have an incredible view of the giant mount Huascaran. Later, we will descend back to the camp.

Finally, on the last day we will walk back towards Cebollapampa. Then, we will return to Huaraz in private transportation.

So, are you ready for this 7-day guided climb to Pisco and Santa Cruz? Contact me for details. Also, if you are interested in other combined trips check out Ishinca climb and Cojup trek expedition and Santa Cruz trek + Yanapaccha climb + Lake 69 trek.

Itinerary

Day 1

Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacoral camp

  • 7 am: pick-up at Huaraz
  • Drive to Cashapampa village (2,970 m), through Caraz
  • Walk through the Santa Cruz valley
  • Arrival at camp Llamacoral (3,760 m)
  • Total driving time: 3 hours
  • Total trek time: 4 hours
Day 2

Arhueycocha lake - Taullipampa camp

  • Walk through Santa Cruz valley
  • Arhueycocha lake (4,450 m)
  • Walk to Taullipampa camp (4,250 m)
  • Total walking time: 8 hours
Day 3

Punta Union pass - Cachinapampa camp

  • Ascent to the Punta Union pass (4,750 m)
  • Descent to Cachinapampa camp (3,700 m)
  • Total climbing time: 7 hours
Day 4

Vaqueria village - Cebollapampa camp

  • Walk towards Vaqueria (3,700 m)
  • Drive to Cebollapampa
  • Overnight at Cebollapampa camp (3,900 m)
  • Total walking time: 2 hours
  • Total driving time: 2 hours
Day 5

Pisco base camp

  • Walk up towards the Pisco base camp (4,665 m)
  • Total trek time: 3 hours
Day 6

Pisco summit - Pisco base camp

  • Ascent to the Pisco summit (5,752 m)
  • Descent to the Pisco base camp (4,665 m)
  • Total climbing time: 10 hours
Day 7

Cebollapampa - Huaraz

  • Walk to Cebollapampa (3,900 m)
  • Drive to Huaraz in private transportation
  • Total walking time: 3 hours
  • Total driving time: 3 hours

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment
  • Porters

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru

Accommodation

Camping