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Santa Cruz Circuit and climbing Nevado Pisco

climbing Nevado Pisco
climbing Nevado Pisco
climbing Nevado Pisco
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.


8 Days

May - Oct


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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral (3760 m)

Day 2: Llamacorral - Taullipampa (4250 m)

Day 3: Taullipampa - Pariah (3850 m)

Day 4: Pariah - Vaquería - Llanganuco - Cebollapampa (3850 m)

Day 5: Cebollapampa - Base Camp (4700 m)

Day 6: Cebollapampa - Trekking Laguna 69 (4450 m)

Day 7: Base Camp Nev. Pisco - Summit Nevado Pisco (5760 m) - Base Camp Refugio Peru

Day 8: Base Camp Refugio Peru - Transfer Huaraz



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Recommended personal equipment: Bag Mountain trousers Mountain jacket (gore tex) Mountain shoes Sleeping bag Mats Personal medications Harness Crampons Ax Sunglasses

You don't require previous experience.

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

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About the guide

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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.


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What people are saying about Peru


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.


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“.



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 star guide. Nothing but the best.


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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