• Maximum altitude: 5752 m. (Pisco summit).
  • Difficulty: Easy – Moderate.
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.
  • Preferred time: May – September.
  • Location: Cordillera Blanca.
  • Average temperature: Between 13° C – 23° C during the day/ at night -05°C to – 02°C.

Pisco is one of the most popular peaks in the Cordillera Blanca for two key reasons. First, it is situated amongst the highest mountains in the region, including Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Huandoys and Chacraraju, and so provides spectacular views. Second, it is a relatively easy climb and you do not need previous experience of mountaineering when you climb with a certified guide.


Private: S/ 5000 soles (Max. 3 people)
Group 4-7 people: S/ 1600 soles per person
Group 8-14 people: S/ 1200 soles per person

Entrance Fee:

60 soles/ per person (National Park prices)

Day 1: First we will take the transfer bus from Huaraz to Cebollapampa (3,900m). From there it is a 3-4 hour walk to the base camp, or Pisco Refuge. In the afternoon we will have a short briefing and will check the group and personal equipment for the following day.

Day 2: Alarms will be set for around midnight or 1:00am the following day. We will have a very light breakfast and then begin the walk on the moraine, which will take around 2.5 hours before we reach the glacier. The final ascent to the summit across the glacier will take about 4 hours, and we should reach the summit for sunrise.

The route offers amazing views of Huandoy Mountains, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Alpamayo, and Arteson. We will return back to the base camp by the same route to spend another night there.

Day 3: On the following day we will have breakfast at around 8am. It is then a 3h walk down to Cebollapampa from where the bus will take us back to Huaraz. If you would like to alter the route to visit Laguna 69 on the descent, this is also possible. In the afternoon we will meet to enjoy a delicious dinner which is typical of the region, whilst enjoying some local drinks and typical Peruvian Andean Music.

There are a number of other options for climbing Pisco. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss these

  • 3 Meals per day + 2 snacks.
  • Breakfast: omelet, pancake, fruit salad, serial, scrambled eggs coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, butter, jam, cheese
  • Snack: fresh fruit, chocolates, crackers, cookies, sweets drinks.
  • Lunch: salads, soups, rice, chicken, coca tea.
  • Tea time: different hot drinking’s, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, crackers, popcorn, pizza, and tequeños.
  • Dinner: different kind of soups, salads, main courses, pasta, chicken, trout, beef, vegetarian food, dessert, hot red wine.
  • Sleeping tent: Salewa, Doite & King Camp (3 Persons tent, used for 2 persons)
  • Sleeping mat: Size, 200 cm X 60 cm X 5 cm
  • Kitchen tent (Base Camp)
  • Dining ten (Base Camp)
  • Toilet tent(Base Camp)
  • Certificated Trekking guide (Speaks English/Spanglish)
  • Certificated cook
  • Group Climbing gear (Crampons, Harness, ice axe, rope, helmet, etc).
  • Kitchen and dining full utensils. Chair, table, stove, gas, plates, caps, forks (Base Camp)
  • First aid kit
  • Private transport
  • Porters
  • Hot water to clean up your hands and face.
  • Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
  • Include last day typical dinner and drink with Typical Peruvian Andean music
  • Entrance fee to the Huascarán National Park- 60 Soles
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Horse (in case of emergency, for trekking parts)
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food and beverages
  • Don’t include first breakfast.
  • Personal Spending
  • Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, heat lamp, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.)
  • Tips