The main objectives are climbing Pisco west (5752m.) and Chopicalqui (6354m.) both mountains are in the Llanganuco Valley, Cordillera Blanca.
Nevado Pisco is a very straightforward an achievable climb, the most of the way is not steep and not technical. There sometimes can be short. This climb provides a great experience and improves the acclimatization as preparation for the final goal Chopicalqui.
Chopicalqui Mount is a bit harder than Pisco in technical difficulty. Chopicalqui is a mountain located beside Peru’s highest mountain, Huascaran 6768m. Chopicalqui as one of the nearly highest peaks in Peru offers a remarkable ascent height and requires a great deal of technical ability. To climb Chopicalqui it is necessary to be in excellent physical conditions and have experience on climbing on snow and using ice axe, crampons and ropes.
Donkeys will support the climbing group to Camp base of Pisco, and base camp on Chopicalqui, and from there, porters will assist our group
Our Pisco and Chopicalqui climbing is lead by Peruvian Mountain Guides UIAGM who bring with them years of climbing experience on mountains all over the Peru and South America
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June to August
8 days / 7 nights
Day 1.- Huaraz – Llanganuco - Pisco Base Camp
You will be picked up from your hotel then transferred along the Callejon de Huaylas valley, passing by small cities as Marcara, Carhuaz, Yungay then continue by llanganuco valley you will heading east into the mountains to the wide and pastoral valley between Huascarán on the south and Huandoy on the north. Finally to Yuraccoral (three hours drive ) here we start to hiking up for 4 hours to Pisco Base Camp at 4600m.
Day 2.- Pisco Base Camp – Moraine Camp
After breakfast in the Pisco Base Camp and with the help of our porters we climb up for 3 hours to Pisco Moraine Camp at 4800m. ready for next climbing day
Day 3.- Moraine Camp – Summit Pisco 5752m. – Base Camp
Early in the morning after our fast breakfast approx. 1:00am. Climb about 40 minutes on moraine until we reach the glacie,r there we put on crampons and rope up. in four hours, we will be in the top, incredible views and with strategic viewpoints there will be many opportunities for photographs to Artesonraju, Chacraraju, Huandoy, Chopicalqui and Huascaran. Return to moraine camp for hot soup then continue to the Base Camp
Day 4.- Pisco Base Camp – Chopicalqui Base Camp
After the breakfast in the morning all climbing equipment and logistics will be carried onto donkeys then we go down to place named cebollapampa then We continue climbing up for one hour to Chopicalqui Base Camp 4 hours
Day 5.- Base Camp – Moraine Camp
After the breakfast in the camp we will hike up to moraine camp for about 4 hours. During this climb we will enjoy the next views Pisco, Chacraraju, Huandoy peaks, Huascaran. overnight at 4,800m.
Day 6.- Moraine Camp – High Camp
After breakfast in the morning we will continue climb up for 50 minutes over the rocks and get the glacier, where we will go to put our climbing gears and start climb for about 3 hours to camp at 5,400m
Day 7.- High Camp – Summit Chopicalqui 6354m. – Base Camp
Early in the morning we will have a breakfast then we leave at 2:00 a.m. climbing for about 5 to 6 hours will get the summit 6,350m. then after enjoy the views for few minutes will came back to Camp I and continue go down to moraine camp and Base camp. On the descend to high camp we may rappel on descent. and then the porters will help us haul our group gear down to the moraine camp or to the base camp. this is a longest and hard day
Day 8.- Base Camp – Llanganuco – Huaraz Hotel
After our last breakfast you will descend the short walk back to the highway called “curva” where our private transport will be waiting for us to transfer to Huaraz (celebration dinner)
To enjoy your Pisco and Chopicalqui climbing
it is advisable to visit from June to August of each year.
The cost of going privately can be surprisingly reasonable. Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates. We will then send you a quote, no strings attached.
The price depend of group size – Contac us
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