Climb Mount Pisco 3 days
Mount Pisco is named after the typical Peruvian drink, Pisco. Pisco offer a great introduction to the high mountains climbing in the Cordillera Blanca. The Pisco West peak, situated in the heart of the range, is an excellent choice as a preparatory climb before confronting higher, more demanding peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. We also offer this climb in a more relaxed 4 days/3 night’s option. Please contact us for additional information.
Day 1: Huaraz – Base Camp.
In the morning we arrange a private transport to Cebollapampa high plain. From here we trek towards to the base camp of Mounts Pisco and Huandoy. The trail leads us along beautiful landscapes with a well marked route with glacial streams, gracious Andean flowers and quenua (polylepis) forest while we can enjoy great views of Mounts Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanacocha and the Pisco itself. The 4 hours hike will take us to the camp at 4650m. From here we have exceptional views of Mounts Huandoy, Chopicalqui and Pisco. (B, LB, D)
Day 2: Base Camp – Pisco Summit – Base Camp.
We start our attempt to reach the summit of Mount Pisco early in the morning at about 2 a.m. First we have to negotiate our way through a camp of loose rocks of the moraine and then at sunrise we will reach the base of the glacier where we put crampons on and start the climb in easy glacial and snowy terrain. At a certain point of the route and weather permitting we will have the opportunity to enjoy marvelous views of the Artesonraju snowy peak, Mount Caraz, Piramide de Garcilaso and other impressive and beautiful mountains of the east side of the Cordillera Blanca. Finally after 7-8 hours of continuous climbing we will get to the summit of the Pisco Mountain.
Our effort will be rewarded with an incredible 360 degrees view of the Cordillera Blanca main peaks: Huascaran, Chacraraju, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Alpamayo, Artesonraju, etc. etc. Then we return to base camp where we expect to arrive at about 2 – 3 p.m. for a well deserved rest and dinner. (B, LB, D)
Day 3: Base Camp – Cebollapampa - Huaraz.
After a relaxed morning we will start our trek down to the meadow of Cebollapampa where we meet our transport which will take us back to the city of Huaraz. (B, LB).
Climbing Ratio: 3 clients / 1 guide