Mount Pisco is another popular mountain located in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes. It has an elevation of 5,752 meters (18,871 feet) and is a popular destination for mountaineers due to its stunning beauty and relatively easy accessibility.

The most popular route to reach the summit of Mount Pisco is the normal route, also known as the Northwest Ridge. The route starts from the small town of Cebollapampa and follows a well-defined trail that leads to the base camp at the Pisco Glacier.

From the base camp, the climb follows a steep snow and ice slope to the summit ridge. The route involves some crevasse crossings and steep sections that require the use of ropes and other technical equipment. The final section to the summit involves a rocky scramble, but it’s not too difficult.

The ascent typically takes 2-3 days, depending on the climber’s fitness level and acclimatization. The route offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, including Huandoy, Chacraraju, and Yanapaccha.

It’s important to note that climbing Mount Pisco involves high altitude and requires proper acclimatization and preparation. It’s recommended to climb with an experienced guide and to allow enough time for acclimatization before attempting the climb.

Technical Data

Max. Altitude:

5.752 msnm – Cumbre Pisco


3 days / 2 nights

Physical Difficulty:


Technical Difficulty:



Huaraz – Yungay – Cebollapampa


Cordillera Blanca

Average temperature:

Between 13 °C – 23 °C during the day / night -05 °C to -30 °C.

Itinerary Overview




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Huaraz – Yungay – Cebollapampa – Pisco Base Camp

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Campo Base – Cumbre Pisco – Campo Base

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Campo Base – Laguna 69 – Cebollapampa – Yungay – Huaraz


Day 1

Huaraz – Yungay – Cebollapampa – Campo Base

Our expedition starts in the city of Huaraz.

The team designated by Andean Raju Expeditions for your expedition will go to your respective hotel to pick you up with private transportation. After the pick up we head north through the Callejon de Huaylas to Yungay, from this point we turn off to the east side towards the Quebrada de Llanganuco. On the way we will stop for 30 minutes for breakfast. We continue our journey and after about 10 minutes we will make another stop to check in at the Huascaran National Park control and after another 20 minutes we will go around the beautiful lagoons of Chinancocha (female lagoon) and Orconcocha (male lagoon). Finally, the transport arrives to Yuraccorral, the starting point of our hike to the base camp and place where the muleteer and donkeys are waiting for us to transport the logistic camping equipment. Our ascent begins through a plain until we reach Cebollapampa, from this point we will begin a change of slope uphill. During the journey we will enjoy beautiful views of Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha and Chacraraju. After approximately 2 hours of walking we will arrive to our first day camp, from here we will be able to appreciate a spectacular sunset over Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha and Huandoys.

  • Lodging: Mountain tents (4-season tent)
  • Meals: Box Lunch, lunch and dinner
  • Transfer time by vehicle: 3 hours
  • Climbing time to moraine field: 2 hours approximately
  • Difference in altitude: from 3100 masl to 4640 masl (+1540)
Day 2

Campo Base – Cumbre Pisco – Campo Base

The long awaited day has arrived, our ascent to the summit. The approach to the glacier is long and through a rocky terrain, there will be a short rappel prior to this section. After 3 hours of walking we will arrive at the glacier, at this point we will equip and wrap up if necessary, our guide will make an inspection of everything necessary for the ascent and finally we will be roped to continue with the day. We continue making traverses to overcome crevasses, we arrive at the Huandoy/Pisco pass and take a short break, at this point you can already see some mountains. After approximately 4 hours we will reach the summit to witness a unique panoramic view and a 360° visual domain of the most emblematic mountains of the Cordillera Blanca: Huandoys, Chacraraju, Huascaran South and North, Chopicalqui, Alpamayo, Hualcan, Yanapaccha, Caraz, Aguja, Sphinx, Paron, Artesonraju, Garcilazo Pyramid, Santa Cruz, Quitaraju and more.

We remain at the summit for a prudent time to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we make the descent by the same route of ascent, we arrive at our camp, we eat and rest.

  • Lodging: Mountain tents (4-season tent)
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch and lunch.
  • Duration of the day: 10 to 12 hours approximately.
  • Elevation gain: from 4640 masl to 5752 masl (+1112)
Day 3

Campo Base – Laguna 69 – Cebollapampa – Huaraz

The end of our expedition has arrived. After breakfast we dismantle the camp for the return, the muleteer and the donkeys are ready to move all the logistic equipment. We head downhill until we reach Yuraccorral. The transport is waiting for us at this point to take us to the city of Huaraz.

As an option and depending on the physical condition of the clients, the guide of Andean Raju Expeditions will suggest you to make the descent by an alternative route that connects to Laguna 69.

  • Lodging: Mountain tents (4-season tent)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hike to Laguna 69: 3 hours approx.
  • Transfer by car: 3 hours approximately
  • Elevation gain: from 4640 masl to 3100 masl (-1540)

Our Service Includes

  • Certified mountain guide UIAGM / AGMP.
  • Private transportation.
  • 4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch and dinner).
  • 4-season double occupancy tent.
  • Personal climbing equipment (harness, helmet, crampons and ice axes).
  • Horseman and donkeys for the transfer of logistic equipment. 15 kilos per passenger are allowed.
  • Cooking utensils and complete dining room.
  • First aid kit.
  • Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
  • Warm water for your personal hygiene every morning.
  • Tips to get to Huaraz.

Our Service Does Not Include

  • Air ticket to Lima and to the country of origin.
  • Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park (50 USD).
  • Mountain boots.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Hotel.
  • Costs generated by the abandonment of the expedition.
  • Sleeping and insulating mattress.
  • Extra days in hotels in case of early arrivals out of schedule.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers out of schedule to Huaraz, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition.

We Recommend to Bring

  • Trekking Pants.
  • Trekking Shoes.
  • Trekking Socks (synthetic fibers).
  • Hat for the sun, cap for the cold, gaiters.
  • Down jacket (-30º).
  • Trekking poles (highly recommended).
  • Sleeping bag (-25°)
  • Microfiber and thermal T-shirts.
  • Sunglasses and a spare.
  • Backpack 75 – 80 liters to carry your belongings.
  • Waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, waterproof clothing.
  • Water bottle (1 Lt.).
  • Headlamp (with spare batteries).
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Personal hygiene accessories.
  • Photographic material.
  • Towel.
  • Sandals / Crocs.





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