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Nevado Pisco (5,752m) & Alpamayo (5,947m), 17-day Expedition in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Join Juventino, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this 17-day journey in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca and summit the Nevado Pisco and Alpamayo mountains.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration17 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend more than two weeks immersed in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca

  • Admire the highest mountains in Peru, Huascaran Sur and Huascaran Norte

  • Take on the challenge of climbing Mount Alpamayo

Description

The Cordillera Blanca, or “White Range” in English, is the highest tropical mountain range in the world. It lies in an exceptionally beautiful region with many lakes and glaciers. We invite you to join a certified, experienced mountain guide on this 17-day adventure and summit the Nevado Pisco and Alpamayo mountains.

Previous mountaineering experience isn’t necessary to climb Nevado Pisco, though you should have a good level of physical fitness. Upon reaching the summit you’ll be amazed by the view; you can admire the Huandoys, Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Chopicalqui peaks as well as the two highest mountains in Peru, Huascaran Sur and Huascaran Norte.

The pyramid-shaped Alpamayo is the most conspicuous of the Cordillera Blanca, with one side covered with huge ice shelves. It’s a challenging climb which should only be attempted by those with experience summiting high peaks.

The Cordillera Blanca is a dream destination for mountaineers. Book now for the trip of a lifetime exploring this stunning region. 

Check out other trips that may interest you like this 22-day Alpamayo and Huascaran expedition or this 6-day ascent of Huascaran’s south face.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

Arrival to Lima. Overnight in hotel

Day 2: Day 2

Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100m). The trip is 400km and takes 8 hours.

Day 3: Day 3

Huaraz – Trekking to Laguna Wilcacoha (3725 m) – Back to Huaraz

Day 4: Day 4

Huaraz (3100 m) – Private transport to Pitec (3850 m) – Hike to Laguna Churup (4450 m)

Day 5: Day 5

Huaraz – Transfer via valle Llanganuco to Cebollapampa – Trekking to Refugio Pisco (4680 m)

Day 6: Day 6

Base Camp/Peru Hut – Climb Nevado Pisco (5752 m) – back to Base Camp

Day 7: Day 7

Base Camp – Trekking to Refugio Pisco – Transfer to Huaraz

Day 8: Day 8

Rest day in Huaraz.

Day 9: Day 9

Huaraz – Transfer drive about 3 hours to village Cashapampa; meeting team and burros, trekking up to Llamacoral (3850 m)

Day 10: Day 10

Llamacoral – Trekking to base camp of Alpamayo (4350 m)

Day 11: Day 11

Alpamayo base camp – Ascend to Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4900 m)

Day 12: Day 12

Moraine Camp – Ascend to Alpamayo High Camp (5300 m)

Day 13: Day 13

High Camp – Ascend to Alpamayo summit (5947 m) – High Camp (5300 m) or descend to base camp (4300 m)

Day 14: Day 14

Base camp – descent through Quebrada Santa Cruz – Cashapampa – Transfer to Huaraz

Day 15: Day 15

Transfer to the Anta Airport and 50 minute flight to Lima, or transfer to the bus terminal for the 8 hour ride to Lima. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 16: Day 16

Stay in Lima – Transfer to the airport

Day 17: Day 17

Arrival in country of origin.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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