Climbing Nevado Pisco & Chopicalqui (07 Days)

Overview


07 Days/06 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6354 m / 20,846 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Pisco & Chopicalqui
Availability: May - August
Difficulty: Moderate

Nevado Piscolies in Cordillera Blanca and forms a part of a mountain range called Macizo de Huandoy. It lies in the central part of Cordillera Blanca, in Yunghay province. It became a popular mountain due to its spectacular views and an easy approach. The normal western route is ideal for acclimatization and many mountaineers use it as a finish of their trek or as a beginning to acclimate before climbing technically more challenging mountains.

Nevado Chopicalquiis the third Huascaran peak of the massif, located in the Cordillera Blanca, between the two peaks ofthe Huascaran and Contrahierbas, in the Yungay province. The trail inside the valley goes around the edge of the two beautiful, with emerald-like water lakes of Llanganuco: chinacocha (Female lake) and Orconcocha (Male Lake)

TIP:

  • We recommend you to do at least a 1-Day hike in altitude to be acclimatized before doing this tour.
  • We can offer you different hikes.
  • Huaraz - Acclimatization Churup lake
  • Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
  • Acclimatization Uruscocha lake
  • Acclimatization Ahuac lake
  • Acclimatization Rajucolta lake
  • Acclimatization Laguna 69

  • Travel Program


    Itinerary

    Day 01: Huaraz - Yuraccoral 3850 m / 12,631 ft - Campo Base 4650 m / 15,255 ft
    From Huaraz, we will take a shuttle to Yuraccoral (approx. 2 to 3 hours). On the way, you will be able to appreciate amazing sights such as two beautiful lagoons: Chinancocha (lag. Hembra) and Orconcocha (lag. Macho). We will follow the Llanguna Valley to Cebollapampa. From there, we will begin the hike to base camp, where we will camp for the night. The hike will last approx. 4 to 5 hours.

    Day 02: Base Camp - Summit Pisco 5752 m / 18,871 ft – Base Camp
    We start very early, at 3:00, traversing various moraines to reach the glacier. We then pass very steep slopes (inclination 35-40°) to reach the peak. A magnificent view opens in front of us, including the gigantic Chacraraju, Artesonraju (Paramount logo), Huandoys, Caraz, Huascaran, Alpamayo and others. We then descend to Base camp. 6-7 hours aprox.

    Day 03: Base Camp - Base Camp of Chopicalqui Mountain
    We descend to Cebollapampa and continue to walk until base camp.

    Day 04: Base camp 4430 m / 14,534 ft – Moraine camp 4820 m
    We will start our hike by a ridge and continuing until we reach Campo Morrena where we will spend the night. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.

    Day 05: Moraine camp - High Camp 5380 m / 17,650 ft
    We will start the hike by crossing several moraines until we reach the glacier. Then, we will start the journey up to the 5380m point where we will set up camp. Approx. 4 hours.

    Day 06: High Camp - Cumbre Chopicalqui 6354 m / 20,846 ft - Moraine camp
    We will start our hike at 1 am, ascending until we reach the ridge, before continuing onto the first wall (50m, 50-60°) and then the second wall (60m, 50-65°) (please note that the inclination varies every year). We will climb to the top where great mountain views will await us. Later, we will descend to Campo Morrena. Approx. 5 to 6 hour hike.

    Day 07: Moraine camp - Huaraz
    On the last day, we will descend to the hairpin, where our ride will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz. Approx. 3 to 4 hours.

    What’s included


    What’s included

    Included:
    • Tour of Acclimatization
    • Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
    • Specialised cook
    • Porter
    • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
    • First-Aid kit
    • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
    • Complete meals during the trekking program
    • Donkey driver
    • Donkeys
    • Kitchen / dining tent.
    • Collective technical equipment
    • Camping equipment
    • Tent for 2 Person
    • Toilet tent

    Not Included:
    • Travel accident and health insurance
    • Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
    • Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
    • Hotel accommodation in Lima.
    • Tour of the city
    • Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
    • Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
    • Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.
    • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
    • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
    • Not mentioned food and beverages
    • Personal Spending
    • Personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, backpack, harness, hiking pants, mountain jacket (goretex), hiking shoes, matraz, suitable clothing, personal medicine, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.)

    What to take


    What to take

    • Small backpack
    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
    • Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers
    • Lightweight pants
    • Regular and long underwear (at over 13,000 ft./4,000 masl)
    • Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down
    • Light cap and wool hat
    • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
    • Water bottle
    • Light gloves
    • Medium weight socks
    • Hiking boots
    • Sleeping bag (-10º to 0ºC)
    • Small daypack
    • Strong waterproof duffel bag
    • Sunglasses, Sun block, lip balm
    • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
    • Towel.

    technical equipment

    • Gloves (Good gloves)
    • 2 technical axes (per person)
    • 4 carabiners lock (per person)
    • 1 Deysichay (Life Line)
    • 1 ATC descender (Rappel)
    • 3 Cord for prusik
    • Cap for cold

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