Climbing Pisco 18,871 ft (5752m) 6D/5N
- Tour Type: Mountaineering
- Departure city: Lima, Perú
- End city: Lima, Perú
- Price: $1289 USD
The Nevado Pisco has a height of 18,871 ft (5752m)., and is located within the Huascaran National Park, which is part of the Peruvian Andes, located in the province of Yungay in the Ancash region, is nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes and belongs to the Huandoy massif, it can be distinguished by the hill that unites them, its real name comes from a Quechua word Pishqu, which means bird.
The locals know it as El Mataraju, but in 1951 Franco-Belgian climbers made the first ascent to the summit and renamed it Pisco, because the achievement of the summit was celebrated with the typical Peruvian drink, Pisco.
|Key Tour Data|
|Tour Name:||Climbing Pisco 18,871 ft (5752m) 6D/5N|
|Location:||Cordillera Blanca inside Huascaran National Park, Departament of Ancash, Perú.|
|Days walking:||3 days|
|Total tour time:||6 days (from Lima to Lima)|
|Total walking distance:||11 miles (18km)|
|Elevation:||6,946 ft (±)|
|Technical difficulty:||5 of 7|
|Maximum Altitude:||18,871 ft (5752m): Summit Pisco|
|Minimum Altitude:||10,007 ft (3050m): Huaraz City|
The Pisco summit is a mountain suitable for people with little experience or who are in preparation before attempting to climb higher mountains and with greater technicalities, so its access is relatively simple by the southwest ridge which is the normal route.
In this summit we will have one of the most impressive panoramic views of the Cordillera Blanca, we will be able to see in an angle of 360° great part of the Cordillera Blanca, we will be surrounded by peaks of six thousand meters of height standing out among all of them the highest peak of Peru, the Huascarán with its 6,768 meters above sea level.
In this adventure we will walk approximately 11 miles (18km) for a period of two days of pure trekking.
Highlights Climbing Pisco
- Knowing the balcony of the Cordillera Blanca.
- Perform high mountain activities for beginners.
- Pure contact with nature.
What you get
5 nights Accommodation
3N nights hotel (in the town of Huaraz), 2 nights camping.
Travel easily from A to B (Bus)
2 Breakfsat, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner, 2 Snack(s) in the walking.
Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)
Handy extras and accessories (Sleeping bag / tent / mat).
What is not included
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Accommodation in Lima
- Travel insurance
- Meals in the city
- Personal expenses
- Single accommodation (available on request)
- Personal equipment (harness, mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoe or mixed shoe, suitable mountain clothes, personal medication, backpack, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.).
Day A: Transfer Lima 0 ft (0m) – Huaraz 10,007 ft (3050m)
Departure Time: Usually in the afternoon
Today you will be picked up at your hotel in Lima (Capital of Peru) between noon and 12:00 noon. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your lunch before boarding our transportation.
We will go to the bus terminal to board the bus that will take us to the city of Huaraz (08 hours); we will arrive late at night and we will leave you at your hotel so you can rest and the next day make your acclimatization hike.
Activity: Eight hours of bus transportation.
Day B: Acclimatization Day: Querococha Lagoon – Chavin Temple
Today will be a day of acclimatization in the city of Huaraz, we will take a walk towards the archaeological site of Chavin, about two hours from the city of Huaraz, in the district of Chavin de Huantar, we will activate ourselves with a day of culture and nature.
Departure: 09:00 am. – Return: 08:00 pm.
Leaving the city of Huaraz 10,007 ft (3050m), we will pass through the towns of Recuay, Ticapampa and Cátac.
Visit the Great Temple of Chavin that reflects the greatness of our ancestors: The Lanzon of Chavin and the nailed heads.
After lunch we will visit the Chavin National Museum.
Activity: Today we walk very little, but we learn a lot about the Chavín culture.
Day 1 of 3: Huaraz 10,007 ft (3050m) – Cebollapampa 12,795 ft (3900m) – Base Camp 15,305 ft (4665m)
Today we start this great adventure, between 8 in the morning our mobility will be ready to take us to the beginning of this feat, the mobility will go through the alley of Huaylas, passing by the city of Yungay and the Chinancocha lagoon, until arriving to Cebollapampa 12,795 ft (3900m), from this place, we will begin the walk in ascent to the base camp of the snowy Pisco, which is located at an altitude of 15,305 ft (4665m). At this point we will rest, enjoy our dinner and spend the night as a way of acclimatization to ascend the next day.
Difficulty: We started with a moderate but important ascent.
Day 2 of 3: Base Camp 15,305 ft (4665m) – Climbing Pisco 18,871 ft (5752m) – Base Camp 15,305 ft (4665m)
On this day it is our turn to crown the summit, we will walk an average of 2.5 miles (4km)uphill to reach the summit, for that we will get up at 01:00 in the morning, pack our climbing equipment, have a nutritious breakfast and start the march.
This journey begins crossing a moraine for a period of 3 hours approximately, then we will enter the glacier, but before we put on the climbing equipment, crampons, ice axe, ropes, and everything important for the ascent; this next stage of the road has a duration of 4 hours on average to reach the summit of the snowy Pisco, which should be on average at 8 in the morning at the latest. If the weather and cloud conditions allow it from the summit, we will have a spectacular panoramic view of more than ten mountains, including the majestic Huascaran 22,205 ft (6768m). After resting, taking some souvenir photos and consuming our nutritious snack, we return to base camp to rest and spend the night.
Difficulty: A day of great physical effort, many ascents and descents, 11 hours in total.
Day 3 of 3: Base Camp 15,305 ft (4665m) – Cebollapampa 12,795 ft (3900m) – Huaraz 10,007 ft (3050m)
Returning again but this time down the same trails that brought us to this place now we will arrive to Cebollapampa, where our transportation will be waiting for us to take us back to the city of Huaraz with all the great experience of this wonderful adventure.
Difficulty: Quiet day, it will be five kilometers of pure descent.
Day C: Huaraz 12,795 ft (3050m) – Lima 0 ft (0m)
Today we say goodbye to Huaraz and return to the city of Lima, our tour leader will accompany you to your hotel in the city of Lima, and with this we will have completed the most wonderful experience that can be lived in the Peruvian Andes.
Activity: Today we only use the bus to return to our hotel in Lima.
Visa and passport information
Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.
Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important Information About tour prices.
It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.
In this adventure you will reach 5752 meters above sea level, a cold climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, and during most of the day you can reach temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, especially in the mornings and nights.
This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.
Important for trips to the Cordillera Blanca
In the high season of visitors from April to October (Andean summer) our reservations sell out quickly, so we recommend that you book your vacation well in advance of your planned travel date, at least 4 to 5 months in advance when possible.
About flight delays
Made In Mountain does not currently include international flights from your home city in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima, Peru 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays with your itinerary.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.
About camping tents
You will be assigned a space in a shared tent of two, three or four people as organized by the main guide, but if you want more privacy and want a personal tent, this will have an additional cost of $ 20 dollars in total for the ten days of camping (equivalent to $ 10 dollars per day).
If you come as a couple or with friends, a private tent can be assigned to you depending on availability, so it is very important that you book your tour well in advance.
Please note that in this adventure each participant must carry his or her own clothing.
About high mountain clothing.
Each participant must bring his or her own clothing and mountain equipment (harness, mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoe or mixed shoe, suitable mountain clothes, personal medication, backpack, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.).
You can rent high mountain equipment, on average the price is 50 dollars according to the quality.
Food in camping
The food is varied, prioritizing good nutrition to keep you active throughout the trip.
Your tour leader will contact you to ask you about your dietary preferences.
Travel Lima – Huaraz – Lima
To move from the city of Lima to Huaraz (round trip) you will board a bus from the bus terminal, our partners are recognized agencies that meet all safety protocols, biosecurity and the best comfort.
You will always be accompanied by your tour leader at all times from your hotel in Lima, round trip.
Basic services in Huaraz
Huaraz is a small city in the process of development so it can not be compared to the hotel and gastronomic offer of cities like Lima or Cusco; however we always make the best effort to give you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have good internet access and amenities with primary services; our partners are among the best you can find in that city. You can find more information about Peru here.
Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.
Lodging, meals, flights or additional services
If you have problems booking your accommodation, meals, or any additional services in Lima, we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance.
Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.