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Pisco and Alpamayo 12-day guided ascent

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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!

Cordillera Blanca

12 Days

May - Sep

High

Intermediate


Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Not included: Insurance, Personal climbing equipment, hotels, bus tickets, meals in cities, air tickets


Itinerary

Day 1: Getting started

Meeting in the city of Huaraz

Day 2: Wilcacocha Lagoon

Acclimatization at Wilcacocha Lagoon (3,800m)

Day 3: Churup Lagoon

Acclimatization at Churup Lagoon (4,450m)

Day 4: Peru Hut

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

Day 5: Pisco summit

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

Day 6: Rest day

Rest day

Day 7: Llamaccoral Trek

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

Day 8: Alpamayo Arhuaycocha Base Camp

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

Day 9: Alpamayo Camp

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

Day 10: Alpamayo summit

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

Day 11: Extra day

We reserve this day in case of bad wather.

Day 12: Back to Huaraz

Return to Cachapampa, Bus to Huaraz.

 

About the guide

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Miguel

Mountain 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.

Languages

Italian | French | English


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