15-day guided expedition: Santa Cruz trek + Nevado Pisco climb

A combined expedition in the Cordillera Blanca: Santa Cruz Trez + Nevado Pisco climb. Enjoy the company of Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide, and visit the most spectacular lakes and mountains of the area with a final summit attack for all levels of climbers.




Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

15 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Trekking in Santa Cruz and climbing the Nevado Pisco (5752 m) in the same trip. Without doubts, it’s one of the most beautiful expeditions in the world!

    The Santa Cruz trek is one of the most popular treks in the Cordillera Blanca since we walk around amazing subtropical mountain passes and uncommonly beautiful peaks. Moreover, the big amount of lakes and glaciers we’ll visit during the way make the trail even more fantastic.

    The camp sites where we’ll spend the night are some of the most spectacular of the world. As for the acclimatization, we will first do a hike to Laguna Churup, at 4,450 meters of altitude.

    Regarding the climbing of Nevado Pisco, it is a perfect option for an acclimatization before a bigger goal. In fact, you won’t need prior mountaineering experience. However, a good fitness level is mandatory. Once at its 5752-meter summit, you won’t believe such an amazing view of the Cordillera Blanca. The panoramic landscape includes the Huandoys, Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Chopicalqui mountains.

    At the bottom of this description you can find more details about the day-by-day itinerary. The best season to do this trekking and climbing expedition is from May till November. I can take with me a maximum of 15 participants. You can join an already open group departing in May. On the contrary, I will open a new group for you and your friends.

    For more information about rates or next departures, please fill out the form and contact me. It will be my pleasure to lead this unique adventure in the Cordillera Blanca!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3800 USD

    Group of 2
    1950 USD

    Group of 3
    1900 USD

    Group of 4
    1850 USD

    Group of 5
    1800 USD

    Group of 6
    1750 USD

    Group of 7
    1700 USD

    Group of 8
    1650 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Flight to Lima - Lodging in the hotel
    • Day 2Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100 m)
    • Day 3Huaraz - Trekking hike to Laguna Churup (4450 m)
    • Day 4Huaraz - Transfer to the village of Cashapampa - Trekking to Llamacorral (3800 m)
    • Day 5Llamacorral - Trekking to Taullipampa (4250 m)
    • Day 6Trekking up to Punta Union Pass (4750 m) - Paria - Huaripampa Hut (3600 m)
    • Day 7Trekking to Vaquería. Transfer by van over Portachuelo Pass - Camping at Cebollapampa (3870 m)
    • Day 8Cebollapampa - Trekking to Laguna 69 (4450 m)
    • Day 9Cebollapampa - Trekking to Pisco Hut (4680 m)
    • Day 10Base Camp Hut - Climb Nevado Pisco (5752 m) - Back to Base Camp.

      Optional: hike to a Moraine Camp (4900 m)

    • Day 11Base Camp - Trekking to Pisco Hut - Transfer to Huaraz
    • Day 12Rest day in Huaraz. Optional: Rock climbing in the Chancas walls
    • Day 13Transfer to the bus terminal in Huaraz for the transfer to Lima.

      In Lima, transfer to the hotel.

    • Day 14Stay in Lima - transfer to the airport
    • Day 15Flight back home

    Other details

    Meeting point



    - Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel

    - Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel

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    Not included in the price:

    - International flights to Lima / Peru round trip

    - Transfer from the airport

    - 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.)


    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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