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Climbing Nevado Pisco 2024

This is a very beautiful mountain, which is why it is known as the “Balcony of the Cordillera Blanca” and a good option for climbers after proper acclimatization. Previous mountaineering experience is not required, although you must be in good physical condition. At the summit (5752 m), you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Cordillera Blanca, including the 4 peaks of the Huandoys, Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Chopicalqui. You will also be able to see Huascarán Norte and Sur, the highest mountain in Peru.

  • Meet a day before departure in our office in Huaraz for briefing.
  • Start: 5:30am in Huaraz.
  • Finish: 15:00 aprox. in Huaraz.
  • Best season: from April to October


Moderate, some cracks to overcome before reaching the top


We will fulfill everything we offered you, there is nothing hidden, no surprises.


10 days 9 nights
Best season: May to October


All guided tours in Spanish and English. Group departure or private.


From USD 380

Program details

Day 01: Huaraz – Cebollapampa (3850 m) – Pisco base camp (4676 m).
Time: 4 hours hiking approx.
From Huaraz with ou transport we go to Cebollapampa for about 3 hours approx. During the trip we will be able to appreciate two beautiful lagoons in the Llanganuco valley called Chinancocha and Orconcocha. We will continue until we reach Cebollapampa, where we will start our hike to the Pisco base camp, where we will camp.

Day 02: Base camp – Nevado Pisco Summit 5752 m – Base camp
Time: 8 to 9 hours approx between ascent and descent
Top day!! We start the ascent between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.; first through a winding path, the path is a mix of good path with some demanding trails over moraine rocks and loose ground until reaching the glacier, after 2 to 3 hours we will arrive at the glacier where we will equip with crampons, harnesses and ropes.

Most of the way is not very steep or technically difficult, although the altitude makes it challenging. Depending on the season, there may be some short steep sections or hard ice and even a few crevasses to get over. We try to reach the summit in the early hours of the day. At the summit there is ample space to walk, appreciate the incredible surrounding mountains such as the gigantic Chacraraju, the Artesonraju (paramount), Huandoys, Caraz, Huascaran, Alpamayo and others. Then we will descend to the Morrena field where we will have our rest, lunch and continue to the base camp.

Day 03: Base camp – Cebollapampa 3800 m – Huaraz.
Time: 2 hours hiking approx.
This day we will descend to Cebollapampa, where our transport awaits us to bring us back to Huaraz.


ALTERNATIVE: The other alternative that we can try is to walk towards Laguna 69 and then descend towards Cebollapampa, this option will take more time but the views during the journey are impressive. (4 to 5 hours of walking)

What’s included?

Services included:

  • Private transportation from/to your hotel.
  • Mountain Guide English and Spanish speaking (other languages ​​on special request).
  • Donkey and muleteers (you put up to 6 kg of your personal luggage on the donkeys).
  • Food during the tour (with vegetarian option).
  • Cook.
  • All camping, cooking equipment and sleeping mat.
  • Collective climbing equipment (rope, ice ax, crampons, helmet, harness, carabiners).
  • First aid kit.
  • All entrance tickets to the Huascaran National Park.

Not included:

  • Bus ticket from Huaraz / Lima.
  • Hotel in Huaraz according to the nights of the program.
  • Acclimatization activities, you can see our additional Full Days options o Trekking tours options
  • Accident Travel and health insurance Meals, drinks in town. Travel baggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  • Food and drinks not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses and equipment (mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoes or mixed shoes, appropriate clothing, personal medications, sleeping bag, backpack, sunglasses, etc.), tips.

You have to bring:

🔸 Boots (mixed Goretex for ice and rock)
🔸 Sleeping bag (-10 to -5°C)
🔸 Small backpack (30 to 40 liters)
🔸 Short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts (not cotton)
🔸 Polartec warm jacket
🔸 Waterproof or windbreaker jacket
🔸 Internal warmer wool or polartec pants
🔸 Waterproof pants (those that dry quickly)
🔸 Gloves (Good gloves preferably waterproof).
🔸 Light hat or buff (bandana)
🔸 Lip balm, sunscreen, dark sunglasses (with UV protection)
🔸 Headlamps with extra batteries.
🔸 Walking sticks (if you prefer).
🔸 Mixed boots for rock and ice (waterproof Goretex type).

How to book?

You confirm your reservation with the payment of 50% and the rest at the beginning of the tour.

Here our paymet methods

Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.


6 to 9 participants

(Price per person)


USD 320

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 5 to 8 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Price per person

01 person USD 800
02 people USD 460
04 people USD 365
06 people USD 320
  • If you want to take this PRIVATE SERVICE, you can book up to a week before the date (subject to availability).
  • If you are a group of friends or family of 3 people or more, we recommend that you try to organize your experience in PRIVATE SERVICE, for a better experience.

What to know?

  • To climb Nevado Pisco, we recommend being fully acclimatized, if you come from sea level at least acclimatize 3 or 4 days of aclimmatization. See all our tour options in Huaraz.
  • Not suitable for people under 10 years old and over 55 years old.
  • Not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo and heart disease.
  • Steep path over rocks, with steep slopes until reaching the glacier.
  • Frequent departures from April to October, dry season.
  • Between the months of November to March it is a time of intense rains, therefore it is not recommended to climb due to the accumulation of snow, but it may be suitable only for determined, experienced and intrepid people.

Important recommendations:

  • Enter the Huascarán National Park obtaining the mandatory authorization (entrance ticket).
    Respect and follow the instructions of the park ranger and guides.
  • Do not be in danger, travel only on authorized trails.
  • Do not collect wild plants or animals.
    Stay overnight only in authorized shelters and campsites.
  • Avoid throwing any kind of garbage. Deposit them only in authorized places or take them outside the Huascarán National Park.
  • Do not leave the limits of the marked trails, respect and do not damage the signs.
  • Respect the customs of the local population, take photos when you receive their approval.
    Do not enter domestic or exotic animals, it can harm the fauna of the Huascarán National Park.
  • Be well informed before traveling to the Huascaran National Park about what you can do and where you can go.

Let us take care of the organization and you just enjoy this experience.

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 5 to 9 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 50% of total price, and rest 50% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available.
  • Our rates can change according the book time or number of participants, please write us for more information.

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