- Climb Mount Pisco, preferred by beginners wanting to hone their mountaineering skills
- Try your newly acquired skills in Mount Chopicalqui
- See the majestic mountains of the Peruvian Andes
Mount Pisco, at 5,750 m, is one of the easiest mountains to scale in the Cordillera Blanca and is widely preferred as a break-in route for acclimatisation by climbers before moving onto one of the higher peaks. At the summit, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Cordillera Blanca as well as North and South Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru, at 6,768 m.
Mount Chopicalqui, part of the Huascaran Massif, is also located in the Cordillera Blanca. With an elevation of 6,345 m, it is the fifth highest mountain in the department (administrative region) of Ancash, and the fourth highest in the Cordillera Blanca. It is a demanding mountain that requires some technical climbing and previous climbing experience.
Starting from Huaraz, this trip will take you to the top of Mount Pisco on Day 2. You will hit the trail for Mount Chopicalqui next, trekking past its base camp and moraine camp to reach the top. Retrace your steps back to the base camp upon conquering Mount Chopicalqui arriving in Huaraz at around 5:00 pm on the last day of the tour.
For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Huaraz – Cebollapampa – Pisco Base Camp
Day 2: Pisco Base Camp – Pisco Summit – Pisco Base Camp
Day 3: Pisco Base Camp ‒ Cebollapampa ‒ Chopicalqui Base Camp
Day 4: Chopicalqui Base Camp – Chopicalqui Moraine Camp
Day 5: Chopicalqui Moraine Camp – Camp 1
Day 6: Camp 1 – Chopicalqui Peak – Chopicalqui Moraine Camp
Day 7: Chopicalqui Moraine Camp – Chopicalqui Base Camp – Huaraz
- Pickup from and drop-off to your hotel in Huaraz
- Full board during the trek (vegetarian options available)
- A bilingual climbing guide (an assistant climbing guide for groups of over 6 climbers)
- 1 chef (an assistant chef for larger groups)
- Drinking water during the trek
- 1 quadruple tents to be used by two people. This allows more comfort and more space to store backpacks
- Kitchen, dining and toilet tents. Camp tables and chairs
- A first aid kit and an oxygen bottle
- Mules (for equipment and personal items) and muleteers
- A saddled horse in case of emergencies (this horse is with the group at all times)
- A duffel bag to carry up to 7 Kg /15 lbs per person
- Breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 7
- Entrance to hot springs
- Inflatable mattresses, pillow & sleeping bag. If you don’t want to bring your own, you can rent these from us
- Tips to guides and other staff
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