PISCO MOUNTAIN (5752 masl)

TIMING 4 days
GRADE Difficult / Technical


Pisco Mountain

DAY 1: Huaraz - Yungay - Cebollapampa (3900 masl) - Pisco Base Camp (4650 masl).


We leave from Huaraz city towards north of Callejon de Huaylas, passing through cities as Carhuaz and Yungay, then we pass through Chinancocha and Orconcocha lakes in the Llanganuco valley, and reach the   Cebollapampa Campsite, where we start the trekking up to the Pisco Base Camp, from the path we can observe mountains such as  South peak (6160 masl) and North peak (5900 msnm) of  Huandoy, Pisco (5752 masl), Chacraraju (6160 masl), Yanapaccha (5460 masl),  Chopicalqui (6354 masl) and South peak of Huascaran (6768 masl). About  3 to 4 hours.

DAY 2: Pisco Base Camp - Moraine Camp (4900 masl).

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

DAY 3: Moraine Camp - Summit of Pisco (5752 masl) - Pisco Base Camp.

Pisco summmit
Descending from Pisco
View 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 4: Pisco Base Camp - Cebollapampa - Huaraz.

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

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