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

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

Private

Andes

17 Days

Jun - Aug

High

Advanced


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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Mules and horses

- Tents

- Rope

- Cooking utensils

- Snacks

- Drinks

- Clean drinkable water

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 four our local team


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 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.

 

FAQs

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

For this tour you need good physical condition, and also before going better to do some mountain climbing courses. We recommend for this trip to be between 18 years old and approximately 60 years old, but if the participant feels very well trained in the 3 aspects that are very important, such as: Being physically, technically and psychologically prepared = Then the participant is ready to take on this challenge and climb this summits, for more information we can schedule a call via WhatsApp. In order we would like to reques the information about you, we would like to receive your experience from your CV of mountain climbing from your previous trips.

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

For this type of demanding or technical climbing sports, it is recommended to do some summits above 5 thousand meters beforehand and have good knowledge of high mountain technical equipment such as the use of technical ice axes, ice screws, correct use of crampons, and of course In general, all the technical material, for more information we can schedule an appointment to be able to explain in more detail everything about the mountain equipment and the preparations prior to joining our outings.

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?

For this trip personal equipment & personal technical equipment is not included, so you have to have your own equipment such as: Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.) If you do not have all this list it is possible to rent the whole list in Huaraz, for detailed information and send you the entire list that you should have and take you can contact us for more precise information, for more information we can schedule a call via WhatsApp and we will announce more details about this question.

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

In some sections we have porters but if you want an extra porter for your personal belongings there is an additional cost of USD 65 per day, in some sections we will use mules or donkeys to the base camp, for more information we can schedule a call and we can explain how the trip will be executed.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

During the trek & mountain we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, the local guide who are certified guides, will make the most correct decision what to do at the moment or otherwise, one more day of reservation can be added, but this will have an extra cost. The final decision will be made on the ground local guides if you have any other question we can fixed a date to explain.

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

To enter the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park, a right of 150 soles per person is paid, we recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health on the COVID19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance, we always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

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

For these mountains, for non-technical mountains, a guide takes 3 clients so Ratio 3pax = 1 local guide, for technical access mountains, the guide takes a maximum of 2 clients. So i mean ratio 2 customers = 1 local guide.

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

From June to August.

Can I join a group?

For trips whether trekking or high mountain, going privately is the most recommended but the costs are more expensive, so if one joins a group the prices will be more reasonable, in the mountains the only disadvantage is if you are in a wall with another partner and if one of the participants gets tired or gets sick in this case you have to abort or cancel the summit and return together, for more information contact us we can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify all your questions.

About the guide

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Peru

4.80

(24)

Guide Agency

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.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Peru

5.00

He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.

5.00

We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.

Marcela

4.00

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.

5.00

5 star guide. Nothing but the best.

5.00

A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.


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