3 Days Backpacking tour itinerary for Huaraz: Climb The Famed Pisco
Head for Mountain Pisco (5752 m), one of easiest peaks to climb in the Cordillera Blanca, perfect for acclimatization before tackling a higher summit higher. Savour the spectacular view of a slew of peaks such as Chacraraju, Yanapaccha, Chopicalqui, Huascaran, Huandoy, Piramide Garcilaso, artesonraju, Caraz and Alpamayo, from the summit.
Huaraz (3100 m) – Yungay (2500 m) – Cebollapampa (3900 m) – Pisco base camp (4665 m)
Depart from Huaraz at 6:00 am, toward the north.
Move along Callejon de Huaylas valley until you reach Yungay town with your Peruvian tour guide.
Afterwards, turn to the east to continue driving up toward Llanganuco valley, passing on the way by two beautiful glacier lakes (Chinancocha and Urqu Qucha) until Cebollapampa, at 3 hours driving.
From Cebolla Pampa, walk up about 3 hours, with donkey driver and his animal service until base camp at 46650 m.
Pisco mountain base camp (4665 m) – Pisco summit (5752 m) - Pisco base camp (4665 m).
Wake up around midnight and breakfast at 1:00, after which start climbing toward between moraine and rock way (about 3 hours).
When you reach the glacier, wear crampons and take the rope to go up to the summit of Pisco at 5752 m. (after 4 hours). On the summit you will see around a dozen summits, some of them are over six thousand meters high like mount Huascaran.
Return by the same way to your camping place.
Pisco base camp – Cebollapampa – Huaraz
After breakfast, go down to Cebollapampa, about 3 hours.
From that point, take your private transport to drive to Huaraz.
Transportation: automovil and donkeys.
Camping equipments (tents & mattress).
Climbing materials (rope).
Foods (2 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).
Personal equipments for camping and climbing.
Personal medicine or first aid kit.
National Huascaran Park entrance fee.
A mountaineering course before to climbing.
Type of Tour
The tour is available from 16 Jul to 30 Sep on the following days of the week.
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