Pisco, 5760m (3days)

Route: Southwest ridge
Elevation Gain: 1150m from the Base camp, 850m from the Moraine camp
Grade: PD

Pisco is one of the most popular mountains in Cordillera Blanca mainly for two reasons. The locations in between one of the highest mountains such as Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Huandoys and Chacraraju is amazing. Add in the beautiful view also the mountains you can observe in the north - Artesonraju, Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Taulliraju and Santa Cruz - and you know you are enjoying on the summit one of the most spectacular views Cordillera Blanca can offer. The other thing is that Pisco is quite easy to climb and you don´t need previous experience of mountaineering when you climb with a certified guide.

  • Itinerary in brief:
  • - Day 1: Car takes you to Cebollapampa (3900m) from where you walk 3-4h to the base camp (4670m) or the Pisco Refugee.
  • - Day 2: Wake-up around midnight or 1am to get to the summit around the sunrise. The walk to the summit is between 6-7h. Returning back to the base camp to spend one night there.
  • - Day 3: After breakfast a 3h walk down to Cebollapampa from where the car takes us back to Huaraz. Arriving to Huaraz around 1- 3pm.

  • Pisco can be climbed in other ways as well. If you want more information about the other options, please write us!

What to bring:
Get prepared for heat, sun, rain and cold. Good waterproof shoes for high altitudes, sleeping bag, light daypack, toilet paper, headlamp, personal things. Missing something? Ask Galaxia.

Service covers:
High mountain equipment: ice axe, crampons, harness, down clothing and shoes if needed. Tent, mattress, transfers, UIAGM mountain guide services. Catering: lunch, dinner and breakfast. Muleter and mules. Excluded: park entrance fee (65 soles per person in 2012 - bring your passport number), tips for the staff.

PLEASE NOTE:
- Mountaineering at these altitudes requires good fitness and proper acclimatization.
- If you have any food restrictions like allergies, vegetarian or religious restrictions, please inform us before the expedition
- Inform the staff also if you have any issues related with the physical condition

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