People per Guide
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
This 4-day program is one of the most beautiful trips in the Cordillera Blanca. We will climb to the top of the famous Nevado Pisco, at more than 5700 meters of height.
This mountain is very visited by those in search of an acclimatization before a more demanding ascent. The Nevado Pisco is part of the Huandoy Massif, located in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca.
In addition, this mountain has two peaks. The East Pisco at 5760 meters and the West Pisco at 5752 meters. The last one is one of the most popular summits in the entire mountain range and it is the one I invite you to climb.
Once we get to the top of the Nevado Pisco we will see the most important mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. And even some peaks that surpass the 6000 meters of altitude.
Although it is also known as the “Mataraju”, we call it “Pisco” nowadays because on its first ascent, the climbers celebrated the goal drinking Pisco, the typical Peruvian drink.
As for the itinerary, it starts and ends in the city of Huaraz. During this adventure, I will guide three people as maximum. That way I can offer you a personalized and safe experience. If you want to know more details about the day-by-day program, you can find it at the bottom of this page.
The best season to come to the Cordillera Blanca is from May to September. It is the driest period of the year in Perú.
And if you would like to plan this trip with me and book your place please get in touch. It will be my pleasure to guide you to the summit of the Nevado Pisco.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Huaraz - Llanganuco - Cebollapampa (3950m) - Pisco Base Camp (4670m)
We will leave Huaraz by Bus until we are at the Entrance of the Huascarán National Park. After 3 or 4 hours of travel we will arrive at Cebollapampa. From here we start hiking up on a trail to the left of the river that will take us to the base camp of the Nevado Pisco. 2 to 3 hours of walking.
Pisco Base Camp – Pisco Moraine Camp (4,900 m)
A quiet day to visit the mountain hut and the surroundings of the base camp. Then, we will check the technical material so that, after lunch, we can continue the ascent to the moraine camp. Walking time: 3 to 4 hours.
Moraine Camp - Pisco Summit - Pisco Base Camp
Today will be a very important day. We will get up at 3 AM to get ready, have breakfast and leave in direction to the summit of the Nevado Pisco. On the way we will have breathtaking views of the Caraz, Artezonraju, Alpamayo and East Pisco mountains. Once at the top, we will also enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the most important snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, such as Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju and Huandoy. They are the 4 peaks that surpass the 6,000 meters of height. Finally, we will return to the moraine camp to disarm our tents and descend to the base camp. Total walking time: 8 to 10 hours.
Pisco Camp Base - Cebollapampa - Huaraz
After breakfast we will pack our things and disarm the camp. The team of porters will help us with our last descent to Cebollapampa where the bus is waiting for us to return to the city of Huaraz (3 to 4 hours of travel)
Not included in the price:
- Personal meals and guide's meals
- Personal technical equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Entrance Fee to Huascarán National Park (65.00 soles per person)
About the Guide
AGMP - UIAGM Guide from Perú
Edgar Hugo Sifuentes Maguiña Mountain Officer Guide AGMP - UIAGM (Operations Manager) trained as a Mountain Diploma Guide in 1992, with the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP), under the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism of Peru and COTESU (Swiss Technical Cooperation), in 1996 enters the table of Instructors of the AGMP to date. In 1999 the AGMP joined the UIAGM (International Union of Mountain Guides Associations) in which he is also a member, in 2001 he is President of the AGMP making substantial changes within the Institution.