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Climbing Nevado Pisco 3 Days

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Climbing Nevado Pisco 3 Days

Climbing Nevado Pisco 3 Days

23 reviews

Overview

This is a very appealing mountain and a good option for climbers for acclimatization. Previous experience in mountaineering is not required, though you should be in good physical condition. At the summit (5752 m), you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Cordillera Blanca (White Range), including the 4 peaks of the Huandoys, Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Chopicalqui. You’ll also be able to see North and South Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru, at 6,768 meters.

 

Highlights

Climbing Nevado Pisco is not very technically difficult, but does require a high level of fitness. Knowing some basic crampon and ice ax technique is generally sufficient to reach the top and most guides do not require previous mountaineering experience. All these factors make it a great peak for beginners.

Trip Details

Altitude Between: 3,100 / 5,752 m.
Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights
Route : Southwest Ridge
Difficulty level : Demanding Medium
Season : April / October
Starting point : Quebrada Llanganuco
End : Llanganuco -Huaraz

Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Llanganuco to Cebollapampa - Trekking to Refugio Pisco (4680 m)

We picked up in your hotel then we will go to drive north following the course of the Rio Santa that divides the Cordillera Blanca in the east and the Cordillera Negra in the west. We pass traditional Andean towns and enjoy the magnificent view of the high peaks of the Cordillera Blanca range including Huascaran (6768m), Peru’s highest mountain. As we enter the Huascaran National Park, we continue our drive up this beautiful valley to reach Cebollapampa (3900m) where we start the hike up to Pisco Base Camp. The view of the back portion of Huascarán Peak and Chopicalqui is . We also enjoy the views of Huandoy, Chacraraju and Yanapaccha.

Overnight Camp.

  • Distance: 11.3km/ 7.021ft
  • Elevation: 480 m/1574.8fts
  • Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Meals:  lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping Tent

2 Day : Base Camp/Nevado Pisco (5752 m) / Base Camp

We will leave early in the morning we will ascend a light path and cross a dead ice moraine with rocks from the snowy Huandoy we will take advantage of the weather and the best snow conditions in the morning. A sharp climb brings us to the saddle of Nevada Pisco. Next the final long climb over the glacier to the peak, 5752 meters in elevation. We are again going to have a magnificent view of the highest mountain in Perú – Huascarán, and also nearby Huandoy, Chopiqualci and many more. Later we descend back to Moraine Camp comfortably in 3 or 4 hours and then return to the refuge or if hikers are not up for the return trip, we can camp on the moraine (4900 m).

Overnight Camp

  • Distance: 15.3km/ 9.506ft
  • Elevation: 1,152 m/3779.5 fts
  • Difficulty:  30°- 45°
  • Hiking time:  8 to 10 hours
  • Meals:  Breckfast ,Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodations: camping Tent

3 Day : Base Camp - Trekking to Refugio Pisco - Transfer to Huaraz

Our trek is nearing its end. Early in the morning we begin our descent toward Cebollapampa and continue hiking until we arrive at the highway. From there, we take a vehicle to return to Huaraz. Tired and happy, we arrive at the hotel. Overnight Hotel

Included

  • Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide/s
  • All meals during the Trek and climb
  • Camping tents (2 persons)
  • Porters Nevado Pisco (2 pax 1 porter)
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Cooks
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz

No Included

  • Personal clothing for high mountains
  • High mountain personal technical equipment (boots, ice axes, crampons, harness, helmet, etc.)
  • Extra food and drinks in the cities
  • Entrance tickets (Huascaran National Park S / 150.00 soles per person)
  • Travel / Accident Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips (driver, guide, cook, porter, carrier)

Recommendations:

  1. Climbing Nevado Pisco is not very technically difficult, but does require a high level of fitness. Knowing some basic crampon and ice ax technique is generally sufficient to reach the top and most guides do not require previous mountaineering experience. All these factors make it a great peak for beginners.
  2. However, it is hard to understate the level of physical difficulty. On summit day, you will spend hours hiking up steep, ice slopes at an elevations of about 4.000 and 5.000 meters. This means you must be well acclimatized prior to the trip as well as have done the proper physical preparations as well.
  3. Most guides recommend spending about six months prior to your trip doing weekly regimens of the following exercises:
  4. Climbing conditioning – this includes carrying 15 kilograms packs on uphill hikes as well as doing stair climbing exercises.
  5. Strength training – do exercises that strengthen your lower body and core, such as squats and crunches using weights, in the months leading up to your ascent.
  6. Cardiovascular training – do both aerobic and anaerobic exercises with weights in order to improve your lung capacity and strengthen your heart.
  7. Flexibility training – stretch before and after each of these types of exercises in order to keep your muscles limber and prevent injury.

What To Bring

  • Rope, crampons, long axe, some pickets and 1-2 ice-screws
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • appropriate clothing for the day (heat) and for the night (cold)
  • sunscreen,
  • sunglasses,
  • repellent,
  • bathing clothes,
  • personal hygiene kit
  • walking boots,
  • camera,
  • waterproof jacket
  • water bottle,
  • sleeping bag,
  • small backpack,
  • front (flashlight-light)
  • Luggage (10 Kilos per person) for donkeys

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