Pisco & Alpamayo Mountain
(10 Days)

Join us and explore this majestic place that will take your breath away!


10 Days/09 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5947 m / 19,511 ft
Route: Expedition Pisco & Alpamayo Mountain
Availability: May - August
Difficulty: Difficult
People per Guide: 3 - 2

Nevado Pisco lies 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 Alpamayo is a mountain in the Andean Cordillera, located in the Peruvian territory with an altitude of 5947 m / 19,511 ft above sea level. It is one of the peaks that attracts most attention in the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. It was considered by the newspaper Alpinismo (May 1966) as the “most beautiful mountain in the world”.


  • 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

    This is a very good hike to acclimatize. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa. At 3850 m /12,631 ft we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m /14,566 ft ling over steep rocks. And then we come back to Huaraz by the same way.

  • Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
  • Acclimatization Uruscocha lake
  • Acclimatization Ahuac lake
  • Acclimatization Rajucolta lake
  • Acclimatization Laguna 69

  • Travel Program


    Day 01: Huaraz - Yuraccoral 3800 m / 12,467 ft - Base Camp 4676 m / 15,341 ft
    From Huaraz, We will take a shuttle to Cebollapampa (approx. 2 to 3 hours by Transport). 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 Llanganuco Valley to Cebollapampa. Then we will start our very calm walk to the base camp of Nevado Pisco. This day will be a quiet day. 2 - 3 hours approx.

    Day 02: Base Camp - Summit Pisco Mountain 5752 m / 18,871 ft - Base Camp
    Quite some time before sunset we start our climb to the top. Our headlamps lightening the way through stony grounds and glaciers.
    Later we pass a field of rocks below the Huandoy glacier where we have to calculate with falling stones. On the other side of the glacier, thankfully, dark rocks serve us a better way to the top of Nevado Pisco. Soon we arrive at the entry of the glacier Nevado Pisco, So we have to follow the steep ascend before reaching the top of 5752 meters.
    Not only the highest mountain in Peru, the Nevado Huascaran, but also several other giants mountains can be observed from here. Also Huandoy and Chopiqualqui appear in the direct neighborhood. 6 – 7 hrs

    Day 03: Base Camp – Cebollapampa - Huaraz
    On the fifth day, we will go back down to Cebollapampa where our shuttle bus will be waiting for the drive back to Huaraz. 1h30 to 2h of descent.

    Day 04: Rest day in Huaraz
    Free day in Huaraz

    Day 05: Huaraz – Cashapampa 2800 m / 91,86 ft– Llamacoral 3750 m / 12,303 ft
    From Huaraz we will drive to a village called Cashapampa with our shuttle vehicle. The donkeys and Donkey Driver will be waiting for us there. From there, we will begin our trail through the Santa Cruz valley until reaching Llamacoral, where we will set up camp. Approx. approximately 4 - 5 hours walking.

    Day 06: Llamacoral – Base Camp 4250 m / 13,943 ft
    On day 2 we will start our trail in the same valley where the views of two beautiful lakes, Chinacocha and Orconcocha can be enjoyed. Then we will take a Zigzag trail to Base Camp. Approx. 5 hours.

    Day 07: Base Camp – High Camp 5450 m / 17,880 ft
    We will hike up to High Camp, first via a rocky trail until arriving at the glacier, then we will trek through ice and snow with some steep parts until we get to 5450m where we will set up camp.

    Day 08: High Camp – Summit Alpamayo Mountain 5947 m / 19,511 ft
    The hike will start at 1 am, trekking until we surpass a bergschrund where the technical part in the ice begins until we reach the summit. Then we will abseil down to High Camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours. (optional: can go down to base camp)

    Day 09: High Camp – Base Camp
    Relaxed descent to base camp. Approx. 4 to 5 hours

    Day 10: Base Camp – Cashapampa – Huaraz
    Walk back through Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa, where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.

    What’s included

    What’s included

    • Tour of Acclimatization
    • Local Guide
    • Specialised cook
    • 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 Include:
    • 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.
    • Porter
    • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
    • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
    • Not mentioned food and beverages
    • Personal Spending
    • Personal equipment (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

    • 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 (-5º 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 Ice axes (per person)
    • 2 Locking carabiners (per person)
    • 1 Daisy Chain (Life Line)
    • 1 ATC descender (Rappel)
    • 2 Cords for prusik
    • Harness
    • Sleeping pad / Mattress

    Scheduled trips & Prices

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