Mt Pisco is a mountain in Peru, located in the Cordillera Blanca about 60 km north of Huaraz. It was first climbed on July 12, 1951 by C. Kogan, G. Kogan, R.Leininger and M. Lenoir. Join us on a 3 days 2 nights tour as we bring you to the summit, and be prepared to be amazed by the spectacular views it offers!
A good option for climbers for acclimatization, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Cordillera Blanca at the top, including the 4 peaks of the Huandoys, Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Chopicalqui. You will also be able to see North and South Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru.
Previous experience in mountaineering is not required, though you should be in good physical condition.
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Start and End Location: Huaraz, Peru
Availability: April to November
Miscellaneous: The level of difficulty of this climb is set at “Moderate”.
Day 1: Huaraz – Cebollapampa – Refugio Peru
On the first day of the trip, you will set off via private transport to the Santa River valley of the Santa River, passing by Yungay and Valley Llanganuco. Upon arrival at Cebollapampa, you will start hiking up towards your base camp – a hut on Mt Pisco named “Refugio Peru”, 4680 meters (15354 feet) above sea level. You will spend the night there.
Day 2: Refugio Peru – Summit of Nevado Pisco – Refugio Peru/Moraine Camp
On the second day, you will leave Refugio Peru a little after midnight and start crossing a long moraine to arrive at the glacier. A sharp climb will bring you to the saddle of Nevada Pisco, after which another long climb over the glacier will bring you to the peak – 5752 meters (18871 feet) above sea level. After taking in views of the Huascarán, Huandoy and Chopiqualci mountains, you will start your descent Refugio Peru. Alternative option to camp on the moraine 4900 meters (16076 feet) above sea level if hikers are not up for the return trip.
Day 3: Refugio Peru – Cebollapampa – Huaraz
On the last day of the tour, you will start your descent towards Cebollapampa early in the morning, and continue hiking until you arrive at the highway. From there, you will take a vehicle to return to Huaraz.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.