Climb Pisco and Chopicalqui

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 3+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Huaraz, Peru
  • Ends Huaraz, Peru
  • +2
  • 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
Join us on this seven-day trek and climb Mount Pisco as well as Mount Chopicalqui, two of the highest mountains in the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. Popular among more seasoned climbers heading out to conquer higher peaks in the Cordillera, these peaks, nonetheless, provide excellent opportunities for those starting out in the field to test their skills and a unique experience for those just wanting to give climbing a try.

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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Peru
  • On Mar 05 2020
“We had a great time! The trek was perfectly custom tailored to our needs.

We have left Puerto Natales and still travelling. Thanks again for helping plan a memorable trip for us. We are grateful to have experienced the beauty of TdP.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hi Katherine, many thanks for your comments regards the trek we designed for you in Torres del Paine, it was a pleasure having you both with us.
Please keep in touch and we hope to see you again another year! best regards, James”
Kristi's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Kristi
  • From USA
  • On Sep 11 2019
“Amazing trip! Have not done much traveling outside the U.S., so was a bit nervous. Our travel specialist was James Mackender, and he made us feel very at easy with traveling abroad in Peru. Everything was perfectly planned--flights, pick-ups and drop-offs. Our guide for the Treehouse Lodge/Iquitos was Guido. Very knowledgeable, spoke excellent english, friendly, very personable. The Treehouse Lodge was beautiful, and the day and night excursions were once in a lifetime. Our next part of our Journey in Peru was seamless--the guide from the Treehouse took us directly to the river boat. The 7 man crew on the Spondias was amazing. They were so attentive, knowledgable about the amazon and Peru. My favorite part of this portion of the trip was when we spent time with a local family at the river village. They invited us into their home, we shared some food, and discussed the commonalty and differences of our daily lives. Our guide on the Spondias was Charlie, and he likes birds and was very knowledgeable about the different species of birds. Our chef, Francisco, was wonderful and his creations were excellent. Our waiter/purser was Jairo, he was a friendly young man, full of knowledge and we practiced english and spanish together. The only flaw was that we missed our connecting flight in Lima to Cusco. After an hour of being sent to 5 different desks to get our flight rescheduled, one phone call to James and in 10 minutes the whole situation was remedied. It relieved so much stress to know that James was looking after us. The last stretch of our trip was to Cusco and Machu picchu, and Zac was our guide. Zac was, hands down, the best guide I have ever had. He was so knowledgeable about Peru, Cusco, Incan history, Machu Picchu. The way he introduced us to Machu Picchu was perfect, and he even took video of our initial reaction to seeing this Wonder of the World. He was so kind, so enthusiastic, I definitely would do another trip with him as our guide.

This trip was just perfect. James did an amazing job listening to what we wanted to do, and making all of those wishes come true. Will definitely be using James again when we travel!!”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hi Kristi, thanks for your comments & it's great to hear about your trip. Peru is an awesome country & I think you've experienced some of the best of it! It was a pleasure to have you both with us and look forward to keeping in touch, best James”
Michael's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From Switzerland
  • On Feb 12 2019
“Wow! The trip was really amazing. I can absolutely recommend it, if you like to stay outside! Trust me.

I did a private tour with a 4-person team (guide, nurse, horseman and a cook). They took really care about me. The guide were very flexible, so we could spontaneous add the rainbow mountain to our tour (we arrived before the tourists so we could create perfect pictures).
The guide (Edu) was an excellent storyteller. I took the time to explain me a lot about the Inkas (incl draws in the sand for better understanding).
The nurse (Rexona) was a very kindly and lovely person! She was really caring about me.
The trekking it self was most of time with the guide and the nurse only. At the camps and while the eating, the cook and horseman were with us (and did an awesome job).
The cook (Theo) was an amazing chef. Every meal was created on gas and consisted three courses. All of the meals were "muy muy muy rico" (yes, really delicious)! We ate soup, dessert, lasagne, pasta, banana cake, pancakes, fish and much more (yes all was created on the fire! Crazy, isn'it)
Sure, also the horseman (Wilfredo) was a absolut nice person.

You see, the team was really great.

And also the landscape. We were while the rainy season (in february). We had every kind of weather (sun, rain, hail, snow) multiple times per day. No problem if you have a good equipment. And the nature looks very breathtaking. The green is so nice and everywhere nice rivers. If I would go again, I would also pick the rainy season. Because i think the nature is much more impressive.

Most of the time, there was nobody else (not even locals). Only the nature.

Before the tour i stayed in contact with the tour operator (James). He was very courteous. We changed the phone numbers and i could ask him every question i have while packing at any time and did a quick response via whatsapp.

- Take a water filter system with you. There are a lot of rivers with water from the glacier.

At last: The tour was quit long, strenuous and the evening/nights were cold. I liked it. It's just important that you be aware of this. There were two hotspring on the way (first and last day). According to the plan, we would only spent ca. 1 hour there on the last day. So if you can, maybe you should do the trekking in 6 days, instead of 5. Then you have more time, to enjoy everything. But the most hard thing for me was the cold weather in the evening and night. So i was lucky with 5 days ;).

So thanks to Unu Raymi Expeditions and his wonderful employes.

Best Michael”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Thankyou for your kind review Michael! It was a pleasure to have you with us. The entire team loved trekking with you. We have a great team because trekking around the Ausangate Nevada can be difficult at times, but with the right support it's an incredible experience as you highlighted. Please keep in touch & we hope to see you again soon, best regards, James”
  • 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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