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4-Day Hike To Pisco Summit In Santa Cruz
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Mountaineering, Trekking, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Hard

  • Language

    English, French, Italian, Spanish

Description

Thrill, excitement and adventure are what you are in for on this long hike to Pisco Summit, with acclimatization and camping on the way. Enjoy the beautiful nature, dotted with lakes here and there.

  • Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral expand_more
    • Leave Huaraz around 7 am from your hotel and drive along the Callejon de Huaylas, passing several villages of Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz. 

    • Then continue to the trailhead Cashapampa 2900 masl to meet our donkey handlers.

    • Start hiking up by the narrow and hot valley. Go up for about 2 hours.

    • After that, have lunch under a tree’s shadow. Continue up a moderate, almost flat area to the first camp, Llamacorral.

    The lunch area's walking time is 2 hours, so the total hiking time is about 4 hours.

    Overnight camping at Llamacorral 3760 masl

    Distance approx 5km

  • Day 2: Llamacorral - Taullipampa expand_more
    • After the Andean breakfast at our campsite, hike along the valley. After a moderate walk, enjoy the sight of beautiful lakes called Ichicocha and Jatuncocha. Get to a nice spot to have lunch at the place called Quisuar.

    • Go up to the Alpamayo south base camp and take pictures. Return after a short walk.

    • Continue for a few hours to the next camp called Taullipampa at 4200masl. 

    Walking time approx 6 hours

    Distance 8 to 9 km

  • Day 3: Taullipampa - Huaripampa expand_more
    • After breakfast at the campsite, start the hike at around 7 am.  After 3 hours of hiking up on the zig-zag path, reach the Punta Union Pass at 4750 masl. Here, behold spectacular views of the mountains such as Taulliraju, Paria, Artesonraju, and others with the beautiful lake of Taullicocha.

    • Next, continue hiking down to Morococha lakes pass and arrive at Cachinapampa Camp.

    • After 4 hours of hiking down from Punta Union Pass, reach the camp at 3850 masl. 

    Walking time is approximately 8 or 9 hours

    Distance 12Km approx

  • Day 4: Huaripampa - Vaquería - Llanganuco - Cebollapampa expand_more
    • After breakfast at the campsite, start hiking along the valley down to Huaripampa.

    • Afterwards, turn to the right side and climb in small parts for about 40 minutes to reach Vaqueria. Here our minivan will be waiting for you to take you to Huaraz through a road that now crosses the Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass (4,750m). The road leads up to the pass-through Quinoa forests and meadows before we approach the lakes. The lovely Llanganuco Valley comes into view. Also, see the east flank of Huascaran with both North and South peaks (6,395m), Chopicalqui (6,354m) and the awe-inspiring Chacraraju (6,112m).

    • Descend the amazing 32 switch-back mountain pass road into the Llanganuco Valley.

What's Included
  • English speaking guide

  • Transport in/out

  • Trekking Guide

  • Donkey Drivers

  • Mules for loading the equipment

  • Complete food during the expeditions

  • All camping equipment (tents sleeping mats, kitchen utensils)

What's Excluded
  • Huascaran National Park entrance fees

  • Tips from the crew

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Additional requests extra days while in the tour (included transfer penalty)

Know before you go
  • 5% of the total payment goes to CHARITY TRAVEL, where customers are directed to a local community or family for their acclimatization for one day tour in Huaraz. 
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD USD---- 140.00
USD 140.00 / Group

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