• Trip duration
    15 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    15 people
  • Mountain range
    Cordillera Blanca
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

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!

Itinerary

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

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

Huaraz

Accommodation

- 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.)