3 Day
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Trek & Climb: Nevado Pisco (5,750m)

Trek & Climb: Nevado Pisco

Trek & Climb: Nevado Pisco – Flying in from your country you’ll arrive in Lima in the afternoon. Transfer to the bus station in Lima – Huaraz (Travel by bus, the journey lasts around 7-8 hrs)

Following then; Nevado Pisco is a very popular summit to peak in the Cordillera Blanca. It’s location among the highest mountains of the range such as Huascarán; ChopicalquiHuandoys and Chacraraju are an incredible sight to see; it is one of the most spectacular views in the Cordillera Blanca.

Following then; the start point for this climb is located in Quebrada Llanganuco or Llanganuco Valley. From Huaraz you’ll take a ‘colectivo’ (public bus) to the town of Yungay (1 hour) or private transportation can be arranged if you are part if you are part of a group.

In Yungay you’ll take another bus to Pisco base camp in Llanganuco valley. There are two lagoons located here: Laguna Chinancocha and Laguna Orconcoha. So then; you’ll arrive to to the Pisco Base Camp, located in the first bend at 77km, called “La Curva” or (Cebollapampa); which is about 5km beyond the second laguna Orconcoha.

Don’t be nervous if you are not a professional climber. This is an achievable climb for anyone who is well acclimatised and in good physical condition. It is a suitable climb for beginners (with some climbing experience) and a rewarding experience for professional climbers.

Climb one of the famous mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.
Climb & ascend on one the easiest mountains for beginners to glacial climbing.
Maximum altitude: 5,750m. (Pisco summit).
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights.
Best Season: May – September.
Location: Cordillera Blanca.
Average temperature: Day to Night 18°C to (–10°C).

Breakfast x 2
Lunch x 3
Dinner x 2
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
High Mountain Cook
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Trekking Poles sticks)

Not Included
International Airfare
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Travel & Adventure Insurance (we highly recommend some form of medical evacuation insurance)
Entrance fee to the Huascarán National Park (S./150.00 per person)
Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet (can be hired as part of trip)
Emergency mule (can be hired for the expedition)

Suggested Packing
Hiking Boots
Trekking socks (synthetic fibers)
Sun hat
Hat for cold weather (fleece)
microfiber shirts and thermal
Trekking pants
Day Backpack or advance 40 liters
Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex or other)
Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other)
Waterproof Layer
Water Bottle
Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
Sunscreen (lips and skin)
Personal First Aid Kit
Photographic Material
Washbag and towel
Trekking poles


Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.



Starting out from Huaraz you'll travel to Cebollapampa by private transport arriving in around 3 hours. During the trip you'll come across two very beautiful lagoons Chinancocha and Orconcocha. You'll follow the Llanganuco valley until reaching the Yurac coral. From here you'll start your trek to the moraine countryside, there you'll camp for 4 to 5 hours approximately, before setting off the following morning.
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Beginning the ascent at 3:00 am crossing some moraines until we reach the glacier, then you'll pass through slopes of (35 - 40 °) of inclination until you summit the Nevado Pisco, where you'll be able to appreciate magnificent views such as the gigantic peaks of ChacrarajuArtesonraju (paramount), HuandoysCarazHuascaranAlpamayo and others.
Then you'll begin the descent to the Morrena camp where you can rest, have some lunch and continue to the base camp. Approx 6 to 7hrs ascent.
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning you'll be descending back to Cebollapampa where private transport will be waiting for the return to Huaraz.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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