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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.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration15 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Type of tripNot 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!



- Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel - Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel

More info

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.)

Meeting point




Day 1: Flight to Lima - Lodging in the hotel

Day 2: Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100 m)

Day 3: Huaraz - Trekking hike to Laguna Churup (4450 m)

Day 4: Huaraz - Transfer to the village of Cashapampa - Trekking to Llamacorral (3800 m)

Day 5: Llamacorral - Trekking to Taullipampa (4250 m)

Day 6: Trekking up to Punta Union Pass (4750 m) - Paria - Huaripampa Hut (3600 m)

Day 7: Trekking to Vaquería. Transfer by van over Portachuelo Pass - Camping at Cebollapampa (3870 m)

Day 8: Cebollapampa - Trekking to Laguna 69 (4450 m)

Day 9: Cebollapampa - Trekking to Pisco Hut (4680 m)

Day 10: Base Camp Hut - Climb Nevado Pisco (5752 m) - Back to Base Camp.

Optional: hike to a Moraine Camp (4900 m)

Day 11: Base Camp - Trekking to Pisco Hut - Transfer to Huaraz

Day 12: Rest day in Huaraz. Optional: Rock climbing in the Chancas walls

Day 13: Transfer to the bus terminal in Huaraz for the transfer to Lima.

In Lima, transfer to the hotel.

Day 14: Stay in Lima - transfer to the airport

Day 15: Flight back home

About the guide

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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.

What people are saying about Juventino Martin Albino Caldua

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3800 each

Group of 2

USD 1950 each

Group of 3

USD 1900 each

Group of 4

USD 1850 each

Group of 5

USD 1800 each

Group of 6

USD 1750 each

Group of 7

USD 1700 each

Group of 8

USD 1650 each

Want a different number of travellers?

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

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