BOOK NOW FROM USD120

Pisco Base Camp and Lake 69 Trek

  • 2 Day Trek
  • Fully Supported
  • Small Groups Only 
pisco base camp

Our Pisco Base Camp and Lake 69 trek is a unique introduction to the Cordillera Blanca Mountain Range offering panoramic mountain views, impressive valleys and beautiful glacial lakes.

The trek is close to the highest mountains of Peru such as the twin peaks of Huascaran being the biggest mountain in Peru and the highest tropical mountain in the world, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju and Huandoys.

Accommodation is in Refugio Peru Mountain Hut built by an Italian Organization (Mato Grosso). We strongly recommend that you acclimatize for at least 3 days and 2 nights in Huaraz before the trek departs.

Natural History
The valleys are great places to observe native Andean alpine flora, especially the many wildflowers that bloom during the trekking season, including buttercups, ranunculus, lupines and several species of orchids. Many encrustations of deep-red bromeliads can be seen along the track, sprouting from boulders and on rock faces.
Fauna includes mountain caracaras, falcons, Andean geese and ducks, hawks, hummingbirds, American kestrels, puna ibis, Andean swifts, Andean foxes and mountain vizcachas.

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic Mountain Views
  • U–Shaped Valleys
  • Deep Glacial Lakes
  • World Class Trek

Departure Dates

  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • 15 May
  • 22 May 
  • 29 May
  • 5 June
  • 12 June 
  • 19 June 
  • 26 June 
  • 3 July
  • 10 July 
  • 18 July 
  • 26 July 
  • 3 Aug
  • 11 Aug
  • 19 Aug
  • 27 Aug
  • 4 Sept
  • 12 Sept 
  • 20 Sept 
  • 28 Sept

Trekking Details

Grade: Strenuous
Distance: 16 Km
Maximum altitude: 5000m
Price: From USD120 per person.

Season: May – September
Pickup and Drop-off: We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Huaraz City.
Price Includes:
Not Included:
What to Bring: We will provide a full gear list info upon booking the trek.

TREKKING ITINERARY

Lets Go! Vamos!

Day 1: Huaraz – Llanganuco Lakes – Cebollapampa – Pisco Mountain Hut

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, we start hiking up on a good path for 3 to 4 hours to Pisco Base Camp 4670m (Pisco Mountain Hut).

pisco base camp trek

Day 2: Pisco Mountain Hut – Lake 69 – Cebollapampa

Today we make a traverse a long a good but rocky path before we climb up to a view point.

laguna 69 trek

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.

Laguna 69 Trek


Altitude and Acclimatization

This is a major factor on this trek and we strongly recommend that you arrive in Huaraz at least 4 days before the trek departs and spend time doing day hikes to higher altitude, this will help with acclimatization to the new altitude. 

Grading & Fitness

In order to get the most out of the trek you should be in reasonably good physical condition. It is not easy to grade the fitness level required for the trek, since it is a subjective matter. However, we have classified this trek as strenuous . We trek approximately five to seven hours per day with an ascent to 5000m and a long descent.

BOOK NOW FROM USD120

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic Mountain Views
  • U–Shaped Valleys
  • Deep Glacial Lakes
  • World Class Trek

Departure Dates

  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • 15 May
  • 22 May 
  • 29 May
  • 5 June
  • 12 June 
  • 19 June 
  • 26 June 
  • 3 July
  • 10 July 
  • 18 July 
  • 26 July 
  • 3 Aug
  • 11 Aug
  • 19 Aug
  • 27 Aug
  • 4 Sept
  • 12 Sept 
  • 20 Sept 
  • 28 Sept

TRIP REVIEWS

Rodolfo, I really appreciated your easy going nature. Thank you for a great trip and great service. Hayden, Australia

Rodolfo and his crew were totally professional, knowledgeable and energetic, always willing to help. They could not have made the trip any better. Evans, USA

I had a really great time in Peru! Thank you again for being a great guide. Illiana, USA

A trek with a 10 out of 10 Wow factor! From start to finish Rodolfo and our trekking team were amazing. Sonia, Australia

FEATURED TRIPS

You Might Also Like

Pisco Mountain Climb
Nevado Pisco 5752m Mountain Climbing
Tocllaraju Mountain
Nevado Tocllaraju 6032m Mountain Climbing
Chopicallqui Summit 6354m
Nevado Chopicalqui 6354m Mountain Climbing