Pisco and Alpamayo 12-day guided ascent

Miguel, IFMGA certified mountain guide, takes you to the summit of two amazing mountains in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca: Pisco and Alpamayo. Join him on a stunning 12-day trip!




Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, Spanish for “white range”, is part of the Andes range and extends for 200km. In this trip you can join me on a 12-day ascent to two of its most popular peaks: Pisco and Alpamayo!

    We will meet in the Peruvian city of Huaraz. First we will do some acclimatization hikes to the lagoons of Wilcacocha (3,800m) and Churup (4,450m). Then, when we are ready, we will attempt the summit of Mount Pisco.

    Pisco is a spectacular pyramidal peak located in the Llanganuco Valley. It is an ideal climb both for beginners and for more experienced climbers who want an easier climb for acclimatization purposes before tackling higher mountains. Most of the way is not steep and not technical, so it is an achievable climb for anyone in good physical conditions.

    After reaching the summit of Pisco, we will be prepared for Alpamayo. This stunning mountain is one of the world’s most iconic peaks, and climbing it is a challenging but rewarding adventure. It boasts 366m of alpine ice, much of it at an angle of 60 degrees or steeper.

    The Cordillera Blanca includes 33 peaks over 6,000m and lots of beautiful lakes, glaciers and rivers. While heading up to the top of Pisco and Alpamayo we will enjoy  fabulous alpine landscapes.

    So, if you are up for an amazing mountaineering adventure in the Cordillera Blanca, please contact me. I’ll be happy to be your guide on this unforgettable 12-day ascent to Pisco and Alpamayo!

    I also offer a longer tour where we will reach the summits of these mountains and also the summit of Huascaran (the highest mountain in Peru): check it out!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    4234 USD

    Group of 2
    2194 USD

    Group of 3
    1780 USD

    Group of 4
    1642 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Not included: Insurance, Personal climbing equipment, hotels, bus tickets, meals in cities, air tickets


    • Day 1Getting started

      Meeting in the city of Huaraz

    • Day 2Wilcacocha Lagoon

      Acclimatization at Wilcacocha Lagoon (3,800m)

    • Day 3Churup Lagoon

      Acclimatization at Churup Lagoon (4,450m)

    • Day 4Peru Hut

      Hike from Huaraz (3,100m) –  to Cebollapampa (3,900m) and Peru Hut (4,665m).

    • Day 5Pisco summit

      Ascent to from Peru Hut to Campo Morena (4,900m) and Pisco Summit (5,752mt). Return to Peru Hut.

    • Day 6Rest day

      Rest day

    • Day 7Llamaccoral Trek

      Hike from Huaraz (3,100m) to Cashapampa (2,900m). Llamaccoral Trek (3,760m).

    • Day 8Alpamayo Arhuaycocha Base Camp

      Ascent to from Llamaccoral to Alpamayo Arhuaycocha Base Camp (4300 m).

    • Day 9Alpamayo Camp

      Ascent to from Base Camp to Alpamayo Camp (5,400m).

    • Day 10Alpamayo summit

      Ascento to the summit of  Alpamayo (5,947m). Return to the Base Camp.

    • Day 11Extra day

      We reserve this day in case of bad wather.

    • Day 12Back to Huaraz

      Return to Cachapampa, Bus to Huaraz.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Huaraz, Peru


    About the Guide


    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú, based in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca.

    I like mountaineering and skiing. I recently completed the ski certification in Argentina, so I'm one of the few fully IFMGA certified guides in Peru. I've also guided in Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and the Alps.

    Some of my favourite trips are climbing in the Dolomites, Fitz Roy in El Chalten, and mountain biking across Peru, Bolivia and Chile.



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