Nevado Pisco 5752m Mountain Climbing
|Price:||Contact us for prices.|
|Season:||May – September|
|Pickup and Drop-off:||We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Huaraz City.|
|What to Bring:||We will provide a full gear list info upon booking the climb.|
Lets Go! Vamos!
You are picked up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley and then into the Huascaran National Park, past the turquoise Llanganuco Lakes to Cebollapampa 3900m (2½ hours drive). Here our gear is loaded onto the donkeys and we climb on a good path for 3 hours to Pisco Base Camp 4700m (Pisco Mountain Hut).
Summit Day. We leave very early. The ground is uneven and rocky, and the hike commences with a steep but short hike up to the top of the moraine wall and then a short but tricky descent down the other side. The rest of the way is a mixture of good path with some demanding climbing over moraine rocks and loose ground until we reach the glacier where we put on crampons and rope up (3 hours hike). Most of the way is not very steep or technically difficult although the altitude does make it a challenge. Depending on the season, there can be some short steep sections or hard ice or possibly a crevasse to navigate around. We try to arrive on the summit to see the sunrise. About 5 hours to the broad summit where there is plenty of room to walk around, appreciate the amazing surrounding mountains and take photos.
From the summit we enjoy panoramic views of the highest mountains in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca Range, Huascarán (6768m) highest tropical mountain in the world, Chopicalqui (6354m), Huandoy (6160m), Pirámide (5885m), Artesonraju (6025m). We descend the same route back to Base Camp. 12 hours activity.
Walk down to Cebollapampa for 1½ hours or we make a traverse a long a good but rocky path before we climb up to a view point at 5100m. From there we descend to Lake 69 and then we take Demanda Valley down to Cebollapampa where our vehicle is waiting for us to take us back to Huaraz. 6 hours walk.
Health and Fitness
To get the most out of your climbing experience with us, you will need to be fit, healthy and well acclimatized to the altitude. You do not need to be an athlete, but a good level of overall fitness is important. As an indication, you should be able to walk for up to 12 hours with a heavy backpack.
We really enjoyed climbing with Rodolfo. He was an excellent guide. We had an amazing trip and can’t wait to get back there!!. James, USA
Rodolfo’s guiding service was truly great with the first rule being that of safety which is what it should be. Christopher, USA
I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever … the entire experience from booking to climbing was exceptional, I couldn’t expect higher standards. Adam, USA
I had a really great time in Peru! Thank you again for being a great guide. Illiana, USA