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

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

Cordillera Blanca

15 Days

May - 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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


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

 

Details

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

Huaraz

About the guide

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Peru

4.80

(24)

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.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Peru

5.00

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.

5.00

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“.

Marcela

4.00

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.

5.00

5 star guide. Nothing but the best.

5.00

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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