OverviewPisco is an achievable climb for anyone who is well acclimatized and fit and is a suitable climb for novice climbers and also is a demanding climb for experienced climbers. Most of the way is not steep and not technical. There sometimes can be shortPisco Este (Eastern Pisco) is frequented, is a perfect peak to climb both for skilled mountaineers and novices. In facts its Normal Route on South-West ridge is frequently climbed in reason of its moderate / easy and its beauty and it is also very popular amongst climbers to acclimatize for over 6000m or more technical ascents.Moreover, the 360 degree summit views over the Cordillera Blanca are a must: besides the Huandoys, the impressive Chacraraju to the East, Chopicalqui, Pirámide de Garcilaso, Artesonraju and Alpamayo to the North; Huascarán to the South. Just a curiosity: the peak took its name from the typical Peruvian liqueur, called “Pisco” from the homonymous town, consumed after the ascent to celebrate.
• Timing: 4 d./3N.
• Season: May to september
• Climbing Grade: Easy/ Moderate
Note: If you have more time this program we can combine with other high peaks
• Pisco Climb + Chopicalqui climb at 6,354m.
• Pisco Climb + Alpamayo climb 5,947m. + Huascaran 6,768m.
• Pisco + Vallunaraju
ItineraryDay 1: Drive from Huaraz to Cebollapampa 4000m (2½ hours),
passing by the famous twin lakes of Llanganuco. Then our gear is loaded onto the donkeys and we climb on a good path 2½ hours to Pisco Base Camp (4650m). There is a refugio there where you can buy beer, wine and hot food. If you are a novice climber, we can organize some basic instruction in the afternoon.
Day 2: We climb to Moraine Camp (4900m)
crossing over loose ground and large moraine rocks at times. The donkeys cannot come this way. You need to carry your personal gear, climbing gear, clothes and sleeping bag, and help to carry the tents and food would be appreciated. 3 hours
Day 3: Summit Day
. We leave early and climb about 40 minutes on moraine until we reach the glacier where we put on crampons and rope up. Most of the way is not very steep or technically difficult although the altitude does make it a challenge. There can sometimes be some short steeper sections which we would help you with. We try to arrive on the summit to see the sun rise. About 5 hours to the broad summit where there is plenty of room to walk around, appreciate the amazing surrounding mountains and take photos.
From the summit fantastic views of the close by peaks of Huascarán (6768m), Chopicalqui (6354m), Huandoy (6160m), Pirámide (5885m), Artesonraju (6025m). Descend to Moraine Camp, where we will prepare hot soup and have an hour rest, collect our gear and return to Base Camp. 9 to 12 hours for the day
Day 4: Walk down to Cebollapampa 1½ hours and return to Huaraz
InclusionsINCLUDE IN THE PRICE
• Certified professional Mountain Guide
• Meals During The Expeditions
• Donkey and Donkey Driver
• Private Transfer for start and end the Climb
• Personal Tent, kitchen Tent with utensils, Dining Tent with table and chairs, Toilet Tent
• Entrance Fees to Huascaran National Park
• Aclimatization day to Churup Lake 4,450m.
• Taxi from Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
• Personal Climbing Gear
• Sleeping Bag
• Hotel in Lima / Huaraz
• Ticket Bus From Lima/ Huaraz / Lima
• Taxi from Lima Airport to bus Station Lima
Date & PriceThe best month are:
Peru is known for having very stable periods of weather during the Andean Winter (May – Aug). The remainder of the season is dominated by the rainy season.
While climbing and trekking in Cordillera Blanca you will encounter a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude. In one day you may experience temperatures below zero, then daytime highs of 50-70ºF range with intense solar radiation. You will need everything from shorts and a t-shirt for your time in the town of Huaraz to being fully clothed in down expedition jackets on summit day. This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list.
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