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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

17 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

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

 

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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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, Lunch, Dinner
 Included in the price: Acclimatization tour, Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide/s, entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park, cooks and helpers, all meals during the tour, donkey driver and donkeys, camping tents (2 person), porters, kitchen equipment, transportation as described in tour schedule, pick up at the airport in Lima and drop off at hotel, transfer from the hotel to the airport and bus station, bus tickets Huaraz/Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur, Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima, Hotel Casa Blanca 6 nights in Huaraz. NOT INCLUDED: International flights to/from Lima, 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, personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.), tips
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Day 1

    Arrival to Lima. Overnight in hotel

  • Day 2Day 2

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

  • Day 3Day 3

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

  • Day 4Day 4

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

  • Day 5Day 5

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

  • Day 6Day 6

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

  • Day 7Day 7

    Base Camp – Trekking to Refugio Pisco – Transfer to Huaraz

  • Day 8Day 8

    Rest day in Huaraz.

  • Day 9Day 9

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

  • Day 10Day 10

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

  • Day 11Day 11

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

  • Day 12Day 12

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

  • Day 13Day 13

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

  • Day 14Day 14

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

  • Day 15Day 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 16Day 16

    Stay in Lima – Transfer to the airport

  • Day 17Day 17

    Arrival in country of origin.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

 

About the Guide

 
 

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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