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Climbing Pisco (5750m/18860ft) – 4 Days / 3 Nights

About the Climb
Pisco has one of the best views in the Cordillera Blanca and is ideal for acclimatization to attempt higher mountains later on.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Huaraz – Llanganuco – Pisco Base Camp (4500m/14760ft)
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the Bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. Passing different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), here we will find the traditional made at home Ice-Creams from local fruits, then we will enjoy Carhuaz native products, then we will continue with our travel to the next stop in the ancient town of Yungay, this city was buried by an Avalanche that fell down from Huascarán Mountain in 1970, the New Yungay (2500m/9200ft), from here we have to start going up to the Llanganuco Valley, almost in the base of Huascarán Mountain in its north side, for the entrance to the Llanganuco Valley we will register in the National Parks Control, after we will visit the two lakes of Llanganuco, where we will have Lunch, then we will continue going up to the Base Camp of Pisco, if it is not cloud we will appreciate the impressionant peaks of the Mountains, Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, and others, We will arrive to the base Camp Pisco accompanied by the donkey drivers and mountain staff around 15:00hours, overnight at (4500m/14760ft).

Day 02: Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4850m/15908ft)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will have free morning to check our climbing gears, after that we will have lunch at 12:00hours, then we start hike up to the Moraine Camp, it will take 2 hours half walking over rocky path; arriving to the Moraine we will have hot tea and dinner, overnight camping at (4850m/15908ft).

Day 03: Moraine Camp – Climb up Pisco (5750m/18860ft) – Base Camp
After the breakfast in the Moraine Camp at 04:00hours approximately we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to get the glacier, here we’ll have to put our climbing equipment to start climbing up to the Pisco Summit (5750m/18860ft), after climbing up for about 1 hour we’ll get a quite all of 40mtrs and 50 ° of difficult, after this all we have to climbing for about 2 hours half to get the Summit, where we’ll enjoy the nice views of different mountains such as: Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Caraz, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju, Brogui, Huandoys, etc and a splendid turquoise lake of name (69 lake), after few minutes we’ll start go down to the Moraine Camp, when the porters will be waiting for us already with our equipments to continue go down to the base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 16:00hours approximately, overnight in the Base Camp.

Day 04: Base Camp – Llanganuco – Huaraz
After the last breakfast in the Base Camp of Pisco Mountain, we will descend to Cebollapampa for about 1 hours half, there will be waiting our private transport, and then immediately will aboard the bus to go back to Huaraz, passing Orconcoha and Chinancpcha lakes, lunch on the way, then we will arrive to Huascaran National Park control to register whit our passport back to Huaraz, then we will continue go down to Yungay district, from therewe will continue driving along the Callejon de Huaylas to the South side, arriving to Huaraz around 16:00hours approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.

Hiking/Climbing Time
Duration 3 days
Altitude 5750 m
Difficulty Moderate-Difficult
When to Climb May-September

Getting to/from the Mountain
Our private bus/van will pick you up at your hostel or we will meet in the office of Andescamp, from there we will …… where the trek will begin.

What is Included
  • Official Climbing Guide
  • Cook (optional)
  • Transportation both ways
  • Food, Utensils, and Stove
  • Tents
  • Radios
  • First Aid Kit
What to Bring
  • Waterproof/Gorotex Jacket, Pants, and Gloves
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Warm Socks
  • Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Water Pills
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Mattress
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