The Peruvian Cordillera Blanca offers a lot of activities to enjoy. Its amazing mountains, landscapes and crystalline lakes are some of the highlights of the region.
During this 8-day expedition we’ll combine a stunning hiking adventure with the ascent of the Nevado Pisco. With its 5742 meters of altitude this is a gentle summit which does not imply technical difficulties.
As for the first stage of this journey we will hike up to a high mountain pass at 4750 meters, known as Punta Union. From there you won’t believe what you are seeing.
Once we start our second stage of the trip, during the ascent to Nevado Pisco we may need to use some ice climbing gear such as crampons, rope, harness and ice axe. I’ll guide you all the time in order to make best use of the days and enjoy such a mountain adventure in a safe way.
If you want more information about the itinerary you can find it at the bottom of this page. This 8-day expedition is suitable for strong hikers with no prior experience! I will also adapt the program in base on your own level, wishes and expectations.
Please, send me your request now and let’s do it together. I’ll be waiting for your message!
Optional days for acclimatization
DAY A: LIMA – HUARAZ
If you arrive at Lima, we can use this day to take you to Huaraz, our starting point of the trip.
DAY B: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
We usually do a tour around Churup, a lake at 4.450m, in order to get acclimatized for the following expedition days.
Huaraz - Llamacorral
We start our adventure in Huaraz, an Andean town in the North of Lima. From there we will hike to Cashapampa during 3 hours following the Santa Cruz Riverbed. We will set up our first camp in an open field called Llamacorral at 3.750m.
Nevado Alpamayo - Taullipampa
We start our second day hiking among a wide grassy valley until we find a perfect first view of the amazing Nevado Alpamayo, one of the main stars of Cordillera Blanca. Then, we will camp in an beautiful campsite surrounded by mountains, the Taullipampa, very close to Punta Union Pass which we will meet the following day.
Punta Union Pass - Cachinapampa
Early in the morning we head to Punta Union Pass at 4.700 meters of height. Once we cross this high trail, we will hike down to Cachinapampa, where we will sleep. This trek will take us about 7 hours in total.
Ending point of Santa Cruz Trek
Santa Cruz Trek is touching its final. From Cachinapampa we will continue descending easily among green lands and Andean villages until, after 4 or 5 hours of hiking, we will finally reach Vaqueria Road, where a transfer will take us to Cebollapampa.
Pisco base camp
We are in the middle of the trip, about to start its second stage. Our new starting point will be Cebollapampa from where we go up to the base camp of Nevado Pisco, at 4.600 meters.
Starting the ascent
We leave the base camp early in the morning, towards the summit. On the way we will find moraine surface that we will be overcome easily. Then, we set up our camp at 4.800 meters in order to get ready to the following summit day.
We continue climbing up among ice surfaces and glaciers. After passing some mountain cracks we finally are in the summit of Nevado Pisco at 5.752 meters of height. We did it! Once we celebrate with such a viewpoint, we return to the base camp to rest.
Base camp - Cebollapampa - Llanganuco
We hike down from the base camp to Cebollapampa again and then, to Llanganuco where we will be driven to our Hotel in Huaraz.
Another optional day
DAY C: HUARAZ – LIMA
As an optional day, you can stay in Huaraz and wait for a bus or flight to Lima.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Personal equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Accommodation in campsites includes: Dining tent kitchen tent and toilet tent.