Santa Cruz - Llanganuco Trek - Pisco Climb - 7 Days

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Highlights • Take in the gorgeous views of Cordillera Blanca • Trek one of the best treks in Peru i.e. Santa Cruz • Pass through traditional villages and get a taste of the Andean life • Climb Pisco and view amazing views of Huascaran and Alpamayo Combine a 4 day trek of the famous Santa Cruz Llanganuco circuit with a 4 day climb of Pisco mountain. Pisco is an achievable climb for anyone who is well acclimatised and fit. It is a suitable climb for beginner climbers and is also a rewarding climb for experienced climbers. Although Pisco is a beginner suitable peak, the climb is physically demanding and you do need to have good fitness and be strong. The 4 day scenic trek with crossing a 4750m high pass provides good acclimatisation for the climbing days.pprox.
Day 1: Huaraz- Cashapampa village- Llamacorral Camping We start at 7:30 a.m, drive for 3 hours until Cashapampa, which is the beginning point of the trek, then we will walk 9.2km from 2975 m to 3760 m. This day is very hot normally walking to the narrow valley of Santa Cruz, but you will be accompanied by many nice rocky mountains. Day 2: Llamacorral- Alpamayo basecamp- Taullipampa Camping After breakfast at 7:00, we start walking at 7:45, after covering 14km of distance, we go up to 4250 m, which is the campsite. 2km before the campsite we will take the way to the Alpamayo base camp to see the famous mountain that reaches almost 6000m and more peaks, and to see Lake Arhuaycocha, after we come back and take an optional way to the campsite. Day 3: Taullipampa- Punta union pass- Huaripampa Camping At the start of the day we will walk 4 km up to the Punta Union Pass at 4750m, and then we walk down 9km to 3720m. From the Pass we will have an amazing views of Valley Santa Cruz on one side and Valley Huaripampa on the other, with many mountains surrounding us. Day 4: Huaripampa- Vaqueria- Yanamachay Camping We will walk down like 5km, until we reach the Huaripampa village, then go up to vaqueria and keep walking until the campsite 5 more km approx, it will takes 6- 7 h, the campsite is at 4300m. like every day we will see many different mountains around. Day 5: Yanamachay- Portachuelo Pass- Cebollapampa Camping This day we climb until we reach Portachuelo Pass at 4768m. From the Pass you will have an amazing view of the most snow-covered mountains of the Cordillera Blanca range, and while coming 'face-to-face' with Huascaran, the highest mountain of Peru, and after we will head all the way down until the campsite 3900m. Day 6: Cebollapampa- Pisco Base Camp Camping After breakfast we ascend towards the Base Camp in a very steep way for 6 km. for about 3- 4 hours Day 7: Base Camp- Summit Pisco- Base Camp- Huaraz We will wake-up around 1:00 a.m and after a very light breakfast we start to walk by the moriane for approx 2 .5 hours then over the glacier by 4 hours we reach the summit around the sunrise. The morraine is a bit rocky but as soon we reach the glacier, the hike turns much lighter. The route offers amazing views of Huandoy Mountains, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Alpamayo, Arteson. Pisco Summit offers one of the best views in the entire Cordillera Blanca. After we return from the trek to Cebollapampa, we will be transferred back to Huaraz in a vehicle.

What’s included

  • 3 nutritious meals per day (vegetarian options available)
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Camping Equipment & Crew
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transfer bus station- hotel Specialized high mountain guide Cook- porter specialized in high mountains Camping and climbing equipment Service of donkeys and donkeydrivers
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Domestic Flights (can be included for additional charge at time of contact)
  • Bus from Lima to Huaraz (can be included for additional charge at time of contact)
  • Airport transfers (can be included for additional charge at time of contact)
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast on the first morning of the Huayhuash trek.
  • Dinner on the last night of trek.
  • Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, grampons, harness, ice axes, heat lamp, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.). - If you don’t want to bring your own, you can hire these from usTips for guides and field staff.
  • Entrance fees to National Park
  • Additional Accommodation required in Huaraz (can be included for additional charge at time of contact)

Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz- Cashapampa village- Llamacorral Camping We start at 7:30 a.m, drive for 3 hours until Cashapampa, which is the beginning point of the trek, then we will walk 9.2km from 2975 m to 3760 m. This day is very hot normally walking to the narrow valley of Santa Cruz, but you will be accompanied by many nice rocky mountains.
Day 2: Llamacorral- Alpamayo basecamp- Taullipampa Camping After breakfast at 7:00, we start walking at 7:45, after covering 14km of distance, we go up to 4250 m, which is the campsite. 2km before the campsite we will take the way to the Alpamayo base camp to see the famous mountain that reaches almost 6000m and more peaks, and to see Lake Arhuaycocha, after we come back and take an optional way to the campsite.
Day 3: Taullipampa- Punta union pass- Huaripampa Camping At the start of the day we will walk 4 km up to the Punta Union Pass at 4750m, and then we walk down 9km to 3720m. From the Pass we will have an amazing views of Valley Santa Cruz on one side and Valley Huaripampa on the other, with many mountains surrounding us.
Day 4: Huaripampa- Vaqueria- Yanamachay Camping We will walk down like 5km, until we reach the Huaripampa village, then go up to vaqueria and keep walking until the campsite 5 more km approx, it will takes 6- 7 h, the campsite is at 4300m. like every day we will see many different mountains around.
Day 5: Yanamachay- Portachuelo Pass- Cebollapampa Camping This day we climb until we reach Portachuelo Pass at 4768m. From the Pass you will have an amazing view of the most snow-covered mountains of the Cordillera Blanca range, and while coming 'face-to-face' with Huascaran, the highest mountain of Peru, and after we will head all the way down until the campsite 3900m.
Day 6: Cebollapampa- Pisco Base Camp Camping After breakfast we ascend towards the Base Camp in a very steep way for 6 km. for about 3- 4 hours
Day 7: Base Camp- Summit Pisco- Base Camp- Huaraz We will wake-up around 1:00 a.m and after a very light breakfast we start to walk by the moriane for approx 2 .5 hours then over the glacier by 4 hours we reach the summit around the sunrise. The morraine is a bit rocky but as soon we reach the glacier, the hike turns much lighter. The route offers amazing views of Huandoy Mountains, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Alpamayo, Arteson. Pisco Summit offers one of the best views in the entire Cordillera Blanca. After we return from the trek to Cebollapampa, we will be transferred back to Huaraz in a vehicle.
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