CORDILLERA BLANCA
 
     

SANTA CRUZ - VAQUERIA - PISCO MOUNTAIN (5752 masl)

TIMING 8 days
ACTIVITY Trekking and climbing
HIGHEST POINT 5752 masl
GRADE Moderate

DAY1: Huaraz - Cashapampa (2900 masl) - Llamacorral  (3750 masl).

We leave from Huaraz city by van towards north of Callejon de Huaylas, passing through cities as Carhuaz, Yungay, and Caraz, following the Rio Santa and observing part of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra. From Caraz we go to the Cashapampa village, where we meet the donkey drivers and donkeys, the trekking starts here towards the place called Llamacoral where we camp. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 2: Llamacorral - Taullipampa (4250 masl).

Artesonraju Mountain
Taulliraju Mountain

In our second day of trekking we pass through the beautiful lakes of Hichic Cocha (small lake) and Hatun Cocha (big lake), then observe mountains such as Aguja (5886 masl), Caraz (6025 masl), Pumapampa or Abasraju (5765 masl), Quitaraju (6040 masl), Alpamayo (5947 known as the most beautiful mountain in the world), then walk towards Taullipampa where we camp, from where we can observe other mountains as Rinrijirca (5810 masl), Taulliraju (5830 masl), Paria (5600 masl) and Artesonraju (6025 masl). About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 3: Taullipampa - Punta Union Pass (4750 masl) - Paria Valley

We ascend following the Inca trail towards the Punta Union Pass, from where we have a scenic beauty of mountains as Chacraraju (6112 masl), Pirámide de Garcilazo (5885 masl), Chopicalqui (6354 masl), the South peak (6768 masl) and the North peak (6655 masl) of Huascaran, Artesonraju (6025 masl), Paria (5600 masl), Quitaraju (6040 masl), Santa cruz (6259 masl), Rinrijirca (5810 masl), Taulliraju (5830 masl) and Pucaraju (5090 masl), then descend and reach the next campsite in the Paria Valley. About 6 to 7 hours.

DAY 4: Paria Valley - Vaquería (3750 masl) - Portachuelo Pass (4767 masl) - Cebollapampa (3900 masl).

Panoramic view from Portachuelo Pass

This day we pass through the Picturesque village of Huaripampa, with the presence of kids asking for candies, pens, matches, and others, from this place we have the spectacular view of the Southeast face of Chacraraju (6112 masl). We also pass through  the Yanachaca village, and walk up to the Vaqueria village, where our private van will be waiting for to take us to Cebollapampa. We ascend by van through the Morococha valley, observing the Morocochas lakes, as well as mountains as Chopicalqui (6354 masl) and Yanapaccha (5460 masl), and reach the Portachuelo Pass, from this point we have a nice view of mountains as the South peak  of Huandoy (6160 masl), Pisco (5752 masl), and the North peak (6655 masl) and the South peak (6768 masl) of Huascaran, and in the distance the Chinancocha and Orconcocha lakes in the Llanganuco valley,  finally reach Cebollapampa where we camp. About 2 to 3 hours.

DAY 5: Cebollapampa –Pisco Base Camp (4650 masl).

Pisco Mountain

We walk uphill, from the path we can observe mountains such as  South peak (6160 masl) and North peak (5900 masl) of  Huandoy, Pisco (5752 masl), Chacraraju (6160 masl), Yanapaccha (5460 masl),  Chopicalqui (6354 masl) and South peak of Huascarán (6768 masl). About  3 to 4 hours.

DAY 6: Pisco Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4900 masl).

In our sixth day we walk over a rocky zone towards the Moraine Camp, from where we can observe mountains such as the South peak (6160 masl) and  East peak (5900 masl) of Huandoy, Pisco (5752 masl), Chacraraju (6160 masl), Yanapaccha (5460 masl), Chopicalqui (6354 masl), South peak (6768 masl) and North peak (6655 masl) of Huascaran. About  3 to 4 hours.

DAY 7: Moraine Camp – Summit of Pisco (5752 masl) – Pisco Base Camp.

Pisco summmit
Descending from Pisco
 
Views of Alpamayo and Artesonraju mountains, from Pisco

We leave at dawn and climb up to the Summit of Pisco, when it gets light we have a scenic beauty of mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. Pisco is considered a natural lookout of the Cordillera Blanca. Then descend to Base Camp. About 9 to 10 hours.

DAY 8: Pisco Base Camp – Cebollapampa – Huaraz.

In our return to Cebollapampa, our prívate van will be waiting for to take us back to Huaraz city.

 

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