Santa Cruz Circuit and climbing Nevado Pisco

Join an IFMGA mountain guide into this 8-day trekking in the Cordillera Blanca, climbing Nevado Pisco at 5760 m and traversing Santa Cruz Circuit.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I invite you to a beautiful, popular and short trek in the Cordillera Blanca, in Peru. It is an 8-day trip around the Santa Cruz Circuit and climbing Nevado Pisco, at 5760 m.

    Starting from the city of Huaraz, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the mountains and lagoons. Besides, there’ll be a hard ascent to ‘Punta Union’, a pass at 4759 m.

    Nevado Pisco is a very attractive mountain. Although you need to be acclimatised, it doesn’t require any previous experience.

    The ascent is moderately difficult and not very steep.

    As a reward, you will have beautiful views of the Cordillera Blanca, like Mount Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru at 6768 m.

    Please contact me if you want to join me for this trek. You can find the itinerary below for further details.

    You can also check other trips in Peru, like climbing Nevado Diablo Mudo or Nevado Maparaju.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2350 USD

    Group of 2
    1430 USD

    Group of 3
    1230 USD

    Group of 4
    1080 USD

    Group of 5
    9300 USD

    Group of 6
    830 USD

    Group of 7
    750 USD

    Group of 8
    700 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip


    • Day 1Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral (3760 m)
    • Day 2Llamacorral - Taullipampa (4250 m)
    • Day 3Taullipampa - Pariah (3850 m)
    • Day 4Pariah - Vaquería - Llanganuco - Cebollapampa (3850 m)
    • Day 5Cebollapampa - Base Camp (4700 m)
    • Day 6Cebollapampa - Trekking Laguna 69 (4450 m)
    • Day 7Base Camp Nev. Pisco - Summit Nevado Pisco (5760 m) - Base Camp Refugio Peru
    • Day 8Base Camp Refugio Peru - Transfer Huaraz

    Other details

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    Recommended personal equipment:


    Mountain trousers

    Mountain jacket (gore tex)

    Mountain shoes

    Sleeping bag


    Personal medications





    You don't require previous experience.

    Ticket to the Huascaran National Park is not included in the price.


    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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