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Climb Nevada Pisco Mountain (5752m) in Peru TBC July 2021

The Cordillera Blanca or “White Mountain Range” is the world’s highest tropical mountain range, the Western Cordillera of the Andes of Peru. It is part of Huascaran National Park and international Biosphere reserve, it is an incredible destination for mountaineering and trekking in Peru, especially for those people who love mountains and less crowded paths. Cordillera Blanca area is considered tropical since its altitude is between only about 8-10 degrees south of the equator.

It has several beautiful lakes and gorgeous mountains above 5,000m in the Andes of Peru and the highest mountain is “Huascaran” 6,768 meters of altitude.

The Cordillera Blanca is a watershed; the Santa River along Callejon de Huaylas belongs to the Pacific Ocean, while the Marañon River basin to the east belongs to the slope of the Atlantic Ocean.

Moreover, in urban areas, people speak Spanish and in rural areas, they speak Quechua and still maintain many aspects of traditional Andean Culture and all these reasons make Peru an amazing country to visit.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru. Stay in a hotel overnight

Meals included: None

Day 02: 

Travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz

Day 03:

Acclimatization: Day hike to Churup Lake at (4,450 m / 14,559 ft) and stay overnight in a Hotel in Huaraz.

Breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the east of Huaraz for 1 hour until Pitec 3,800m where we start hiking up to Churup Lake, it takes 3 hours approximately. During our hiking, we find some fixed rope in order to climb on our way. Churup Lake is at the bottom of Churup Mountain surrounded by quenuales tree, an amazing hiking route to acclimatize.

Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel and Box Lunch

Day 04: 

Huaraz (3,100m. / 10,170ft) – Cashapampa (2,900m. / 9,514ft) – Llamacorral (3,760m. / 12,335ft)

Breakfast in the Hotel then transfer along Huaylas valley until Caraz well-known as sweetness city because of the homemade sweets. After a short-stop there, we will continue until Cashapampa village where we will meet the donkey drivers and start hiking up along the Santa Cruz Valley.

Mostly, this first-day trekking is a warm and rocky path. As we move forward, the landscape becomes interesting because of the wild vegetation. It will take around 6 hrs to reach the campsite at Llamacorral where we will stay overnight in tents

Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05: 

Llamacorral (3,760m / 12,335ft) – Alpamayo viewpoint – Taullipampa (4,250m / 13,943ft)

First breakfast in the campsite, then start a hike along the Santa Cruz Valley, on the way we should see some wild birds such as, Andean geese and wild ducks on Jatuncocha and Ichiqcocha Lakes which translates to big and small lakes.

This day, we will enjoy the views of Quitaraju and Alpamayo, they look like twin peaks. When we arrive at the viewpoint we will be surrounded by beautiful wildflowers and mountains like Caraz, Santa Cruz, Paria, Millishraju, Piramide, Artesonraju (the one with Paramount logo shape) and other Mountains. After that, we’ll continue along until we reach our next campsite which is Taullipampa where we’ll stay overnight at 4,250m in tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06:

Taullipampa (4,250m. / 13,943ft) – Punta Union Pass (4,750m / 15,583ft) – Cachinapampa (3,800m / 12,467ft)

Early breakfast in the campsite, we start to hike up on zigzag for around 3 hours until the high point which is Punta Union Pass 4,750 m, it has stunning views of huge Mountains in the Cordillera Blanca. From there on, we will start to head down along Huaripampa valley for around 4hrs until we arrive at Huaripampa campsite, it’ll be approximately 5.00pm, we will stay overnight at 3,800m in tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07:

Cachinapampa (3,800m /12,467ft) – Vaqueria (3,800m / 12,467ft) – Portachuelo Pass (4,767m / 15,639ft) – Yuracorral (3,850m / 12,631ft)

After breakfast, we continue going down along Huaripampa valley for 1 1/2 hrs then head up to Vaqueria where we take the transport in order to move to our next campsite which is Yuraqcorral at 3,850 m. On the way, we’ll get to the viewpoint of Portachuelo 4,767m where we have a short stop for to enjoy the views of Huascaran (The highest peak in Peru) as well as Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy and other mountains. We will overnight there in tents in Llanganuco valley.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08:

Yuracorral (3,850m / 12,631ft) – lake 69 (4,500m / 14,763ft) – Pisco Base Camp (4,500m / 14,763ft)

After breakfast, start walking up to the Base camp of Pisco Mountain for around 3 1/2 hrs, we will then spend the afternoon checking through our equipment.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: 

Pisco Base Camp (4,500m. / 14,763ft) – Pisco Summit (5,750m / 18,864ft) – Pisco Base Camp (4500m / 14,763ft)

Summit Day!, you’ll start the climb at midnight on a rocky path along the whole moraine until you reach the glacier. Once you reach the glacier you’ll start to put on your crampons and other personal climbing equipment. The team will climb to the top and have a 360° mountain view. However, Artesonraju is the standing mountain from the summit. We return to the base camp around at noon where you will have a spare afternoon to relax, stay there overnight in tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: 

Pisco Base Camp (4500m / 14,763ft) – Cebollapampa (3,900m. / 12,795ft) – Llanganuco Lakes (3,800m) – Huaraz (3,100m / 10,170ft)

After our breakfast at the campsite, we will go down to Cebollapampa at 3,900m. There, we will get transport to transfer us to Huaraz. We’ll drive along Llanganuco valley, where there are two beautiful lakes “Chinancocha and Orconcocha Lakes” which meaning female and male, they are between Huascaran and Huandoy. We will stop and visit the female lake. We then return to Huaraz in a car and finally, we’ll spend a night in a hotel in Huaraz.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 11:

After breakfast in the hotel, we will return to Lima by Bus at 11:00 am (Arrive Lima around 8:00 pm) overnight in a hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel – Lunch on bus.

Day 12: Return back home.

Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel.

Cost (including return international flight) TBC

A deposit of £650.00 will be required when booking and numbers will be limited to 10 people per trip.

What’s included in the package?

  • International return flight from the UK
  • All transfers in Lima (airport, bus station, hotel)
  • Transfer on bus Lima – Huaraz – Lima (round trip)
  • Hotel 3* in Huaraz (three nights) included breakfast
  • Hotel 3* in Lima (One night) includes breakfast

Support Staff:

  • UIAGM accredited Mountain Guide
  • Accredited Trekking guide and Assistant guide
  • Cook and cook Assistant
  • Donkey drivers
  • Pack animals: Donkeys for carrying our camping equipment, food and your personal maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping bag)
  • Emergency horse
  • All entry fees (National Park and communities)
  • Meals: Mentioned in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Camping equipment: (bi-personal tent, kitchen and dining tent, chairs, table, and all kitchen utensils, etc.)
  • All Transfers during Acclimatization and the expedition: Huaraz – Cashapampa / Vaqueria – Yuraqcorral / Cebollapampa
  • Pre-departure briefing, one day before trek departure.
  • First Aid Kit

Whats not Included?:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking gear like (sleeping bag, mattress, etc.)
  • Meals in the City
  • Any extra day hikes, tours, hotel, etc.
  • Tip to staff
  • Personal expenses

Climbing gear you have to bring along with other kit will be provided on application:

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