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Climbing Pisco & Yanapaccha Mountain 05 Days

Nevado Pisco
Pisco mountain lies in Cordillera Blanca and forms a part of a mountain range called Macizo de Huandoy. It lies in the central part of Cordillera Blanca, in Yunghay province.
It became a popular mountain due to its spectacular views and an easy approach. The normal western route is ideal for acclimatization and many mountaineers use it as a finish of their trek or as a beginning to acclimate before climbing technically more challenging mountains.

Yanapaccha is located in the Central Andes of South America, in the Cordillera Blanca range and Huascaran National Park. This mountain can be climbed all year round, and is a good place for climbing and rescue courses due to the amount of crevices and climbing walls.
Its name comes from Yana, which means black and Paccha, which means waterfall. Its full name would mean Waterfall in a black mountain.


Day 1: Huaraz -Cebollapampa (3850m)- Base Camp (4650m
From Huaraz, we will take a shuttle to Cebollapampa (approx. 2 to 3 hours). On the way, you will be able to appreciate amazing sights such as two beautiful lagoons: Chinancocha (lag. Hembra) and Orconcocha (lag. Macho). We will follow the Llanguna Valley to Cebollapampa. From there, we will begin the hike to Base camp, where we will camp for the night. The hike will last approx. 2 to 3 hours.

Day 2: base camp- Summit (5752m)- Base Camp
We will start hiking at 1 am, crossing through a few moraines on the way to the glacier. Then, we will climb a slope (35°-40° of inclination) until we reach the peak, where we will be rewarded with spectacular views, such as the gigantic Chacraraju, the Artesonraju, Huandoys, Caraz, Huascaran and Alpamayo amongst others. After we will descend to Base Camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours.

Day 3: Base Camp – Cebollapampa/Cebollapampa
On the third day, we will go back down to Cebollapampa/Yuraccorral, where we will camp for the night. 1h30 to 2h of descent.

Day 4: Yuraccoral - Morraine Camp Yanapaccha
We will go until we reach Kilometer 42 by transport Once there, we will start our hike, going through Morraine camp. Approx. 3.5 hrs of transport and a 4-hour walk.

Day 5:Campo Morena – Cumbre (5460) – Campo Morrena (5000m) – Huaraz
We will start hiking the ascent at 3 am, crossing a moraine until we reach the wide glacier. We will then climb the 180m Wall (50-60°) until we reach the summit. There, we will enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, such as the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys and others.
Later, we will start descending via a ridge, with views of the Chacraraju, to the moraine and will carry on until km 42 where our transport will be waiting for us.
The ascent is approx. 5 to 6 hours. The descent to camp is approx. 3 to 4 hours.

Services included in the prices:
  • Peruvian Mountain Guide (UIAGM / AGMP)
  • Specialised cook
  • Entrance to the Huascaran national park.
  • First-Aid kit
  • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
  • Complete meals during the trekking program
  • Donkey driver
  • Donkeys
  • Kitchen / dinning tent.
  • Collective technical equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Tent for 2 Person
  • Toilette tent
Not included:
  • Tour of Aclimatizzation
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
  • Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
  • Hotel accommodation in Lima.
  • Tour of the city
  • Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
  • Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
  • Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.
  • Porter
  • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food and beverages
  • Personal Spending
  • Personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, backpack, harness, hiking pants, mountain jacket (goretex), hiking shoes, matraz, suitable clothing, personal medicine, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.)
  • Tips

Tour Information:

Season: May to September
Difficulty: Moderate
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