Trek & Climb: Nevado Pisco

Trek & Climb: Nevado Pisco – Flying in from your country you’ll arrive in Lima in the afternoon. Transfer to the bus station in Lima – Huaraz (Travel by bus, the journey lasts around 7-8 hrs)

Following then; Nevado Pisco is a very popular summit to peak in the Cordillera Blanca. It’s location among the highest mountains of the range such as Huascarán; Chopicalqui, Huandoys and Chacraraju are an incredible sight to see; it is one of the most spectacular views in the Cordillera Blanca.

Following then; the start point for this climb is located in Quebrada Llanganuco or Llanganuco Valley. From Huaraz you’ll take a ‘colectivo’ (public bus) to the town of Yungay (1 hour) or private transportation can be arranged if you are part if you are part of a group.

In Yungay you’ll take another bus to Pisco base camp in Llanganuco valley. There are two lagoons located here: Laguna Chinancocha and Laguna Orconcoha. So then; you’ll arrive to to the Pisco Base Camp, located in the first bend at 77km, called “La Curva” or (Cebollapampa); which is about 5km beyond the second laguna Orconcoha.

Pisco is a relatively easy climb and it’s not necessary to have previous experience of mountaineering when you climb with a certified guide.


  • Climb one of the famous mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.
  • Climb & ascend on one the easiest mountains for beginners to glacial climbing.
  • Maximum altitude: 5,750m. (Pisco summit).
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
  • Duration: 3 days & 2 nights.
  • Best Season: May – September.
  • Location: Cordillera Blanca.
  • Average temperature: Day to Night 18°C to (–10°C).


Day 1
Huaraz – Yurac coral 3,845m - Campo base 4,676m
Starting out from Huaraz you'll travel to Cebollapampa by private transport arriving in around 3 hours. During the trip you'll come across two very beautiful lagoons Chinancocha and Orconcocha. You'll follow the Llanganuco valley until reaching the Yurac coral. From here you'll start your trek to the moraine countryside, there you'll camp for 4 to 5 hours approximately, before setting off the following morning.
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2
Campo Base - Cumbre Nevado Pisco 5,758m - Campo Base
Beginning the ascent at 3:00 am crossing some moraines until we reach the glacier, then you'll pass through slopes of (35 - 40 °) of inclination until you summit the Nevado Pisco, where you'll be able to appreciate magnificent views such as the gigantic peaks of Chacraraju, Artesonraju (paramount), Huandoys, Caraz, Huascaran, Alpamayo and others.
Then you'll begin the descent to the Morrena camp where you can rest, have some lunch and continue to the base camp. Approx 6 to 7hrs ascent.
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Campo Base - Cebolla pampa - Huaraz
This morning you'll be descending back to Cebollapampa where private transport will be waiting for the return to Huaraz.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Info

Breakfast x 2
Lunch x 3
Dinner x 2
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Horsemen & mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Walking sticks)
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet (can be hired as part of trip)
Any additional extras
There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured
Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Peruvian food can be spicy, it can be strong and rich for many European diets. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, so please avoid at all costs on arrival and stick to bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request), and a mountain cook. They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude.
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru.

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  • Breakfast x 2
  • Lunch x 3
  • Dinner x 2
  • Private Transport - collection & drop-off
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Cook
  • Horsemen & mules
  • All camping & climbing equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Walking sticks)
Not Included
  • Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
  • Extension trips to Machu Picchu
  • Tips for crew
  • Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
  • Any additional extras
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