Mountain Blanca, Huaraz, Perú - Trekking Santa Cruz - lagoon 69 - Nevado de Pisco, CB Alpamayo - Llanganuco

A tour through the heart of one of the most important mountain ranges in the world

  • Start Date : 2025-Jun-01
    End Date: 2025-Jun-09
  • Hora Inicio: 22 hs
    Hora Fin: 9 am
  • Meeting Point:Lima, Peru
    End point: Lima, Peru
  • Duration:9 días
    Availability: 8 spots
US$ 1164 US$ 990.- 15 % Off

Special price booking until 05 de July!

Trip to Peru: Cordillera Blanca: Trek Llanganuco-Santa Cruz + ascent Pisco (5750)

Proposal

Another Dream for thr mountain lover

There are places in the world that by simple beauty stand out from the rest. The Cordillera Blanca, located in the center of Peru as part of the great column that represents the Andes. Among the numerous walking tours that can be done in this environment, we propose one of the classics, with the possibility of having animals and porters, so that the enjoyment is maximum. The great landscapes illustrated in green meadows, deep valleys, blue lagoons, white and abysmal mountains, explode in this magical corner of central Peru.

ITINERARY

Day 1. Lima: Meeting in the city of Lima in the afternoon. Free to tour the city.  Miraflores neighborhood.

Day 2: Huaraz (3300 masl). Transfer by line bus, from 9 am. With lunch included. Arrival in Huaraz in the afternoon, around 5:00 p.m. Accommodation in hostel in Huaraz, rooms to share. Start of acclimatization, free in Huaraz.

Day 3: Huaraz (3300 masl). Excursion day to be defined, to continue with the acclimatization. Or Free.

Day 4: First day of trekking. Cashapampa (2970) to Llamacorral (3760 masl). We made a 4-hour trip between the Cordillera Negra and Cordillera Blanca, stopping in the town of Caraz. In this place, donkeys and muleteers await us to transport personal and camping equipment, beginning the walk towards the Santa Cruz ravine. Finally we arrive at our first camp in Llamacorral.. 

Elevation : + 700 meters / Approximate walking time: 5 hours.

Day 5: Camp Llamacorral – 3760 m./ Lagoon Arhueycocha – 4350m./ Camp. Taullipampa – 4250 m. Second section of the trek where we ascend and get to know the Alpamayo base camp and a wonderful lagoon at its feet called Arhuaycocha (4500 masl); Then we arrive at the Taullipampa camp, at the base of the imposing Artesonraju.

Elevation : + 600 meters / Approximate walking time: 8 hours.

Day 6: Taullipampa – 4250m./ Punta Union Pass – 4750m./ Camp Cachinapampa – 3700m. Third section where we cross the pass of Punta Union and descend to the Llanganuco valley to arrived at the  Cachinapampa camp at 3700 masl.

Elevation : + 500 meters / - 1000 meters . Approximate walking time:  8 hours.

Day 7: Camp. Cachinapampa – 3700m./ Vaquería – 3700m./ Camp. Cebollapampa – 3900m. / Pisco base camp 4600m. Last stage of the trekking journey, joining points. We finish in Cebollapampa and from there we will ascend to the Pisco base camp, at 4665 masl.

Day 8: Attempt to summit the Nevado de Pisco. Intense and long day. Descent to the base of the mountain. Transfer back to Huaraz. Night in hostel.

Day 9: Transfer from Huaraz to Lima. The end of the trip. We recommend air travel to return at night.

Note

The ascent to Pisco is optional; those who wish to carry out only the trekking mode can do so and only reach the Pisco refuge.

Level of demand - Graduation of difficulties

Graduation of this trekking without ascent: M2-F4-T2-P3-A3

Ascent Graduation: M1-F4-T4-P4-A3

In our trekking, trekking and mountaineering / climbing programs, we have defined the graduation from 1 to 5, in the four points that we consider decisive: backpack, physical, technical and psycho (Psychological).

Backpack (M): This point has to do with the weight that we must transport in our backpacks. Trekking or crossings in which we have pack animals allow us to have to bear less weight on our backs. And the journeys of several days in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules), in general make us carry more weight, especially in the first days.

Physical (F): We consider physical wear and tear that we can suffer both aerobically (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscular (endurance = many hours walking) and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

Technical (T): Technical difficulty is mostly based on terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both on rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and ice axes on other ascents.

Psycho (P): We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, especially in ascents, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and willpower to be able to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, unevenness, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

Height (A): It is the factor that the height above sea level influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming the symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point.

In this way, in two-day outings we can have the examples of:

1- the classic trekking with ascent to Cerro Tres Picos in the Sierra de la Ventana in the province of Buenos Aires, with round trip trekking and one night in the mountains in camp, we can give you a rating of: M2-F1-T1 -P1-A0

2- the classic ascent to the Lanin Volcano, in Neuquén, with a night in a shelter or tent, by the normal route: M2-F4-T2-P3-A1

And in outings of 5 days a full week, we can have the examples of:

1- Tour and ascent to the Nevado de Chañi, Jujuy-Salta, with porterage of mules a) Trekking without summit attempt: M2-F3-T1-P2-A2 b) Trekking with ascent to the summit (the difference is marked only on the day of the summit): M3-F4-T3-P4-A3

2- Trekking Crossing the Andes through Vuriloche Pass, Patagonia: M5-F3-T1-P2-A0

Included Services
  • Permanent coordinator
  • Group formed from Argentina
  • Transfer Lima-Huaraz-Lima
  • 3 Nights of Hostel in Huaraz..
  • All camps.
  • Peru Walking Guide.
  • First aid kit.
  • Camp Equipment; (2-3 seater camping tent, mat.)
  • Kitchen equipment (dining tent, chairs, tables, kitchen utensils)
  • Donkeys and muleteer; to transport the camping equipment
  • Donkeys to transport the client's personal equipment 
  • Private transport; Huaraz / Cashapampa / Vaqueria / Huaraz. 
  • General mountain equipment: rope, screws, carabiners

Services NOT included
  • Air to Lima
  • Hotel in Lima (group recommended)
  • Meals in Lima and Huaraz
  • Personal climbing equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, ice ax (possible to rent)
  • Entrance to the Huscaran National Park (23 usd)
  • Other unspecified and expenses for leaving the program

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Where do you sleep

Hotel to recommend in Lima (cost apart)

in Hostels in Huaraz. Private rooms with two or more beds.

Mountain tents on the route, for two or three people.

Faq

Do I need to have previous experience?

For any mountain activity you need to have prior physical preparation, or be physically active.

Do I need to have previous experience?

No previous experience is required, if we recommend having good physical condition, and knowing that the modality is crossing, where you walk during the day with a backpack, and spend the night in camp

Where do we spend the night?

Overnight stay takes place in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people.

Do we have to carry a tent?

Tents are included in the service. 

What is the weather like? 

Warm during the day and cool at dusk and dawn.

Do we have any breaks/stops during the ascent?

Yes.  We have breaks for lunch, snacks and rests.

What is the minium age to be part of the expedition?

13 years old  

How much does the backpack weigh?

Between 7- 10 kilos 

Is there a porting service?

We have a donkey portering service, which will carry the general equipment, such as kitchen items, food, tents, and security elements, in the sections from one camp to another.

What do we eat?

In these expeditions we adapt to the regional foods offered by the service providers whom we hire. Wide and tasty variety. Complete the form to see if there is something you do not eat.

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Physical (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment

EQUIPMENT

  • Trekking backpack (35 to 75 liters). It does not matter that there is space, but that the backpack is of good quality to walk comfortably.
  • Warm sleeping bag (-5 to -10 degrees comfort) (eg 700gms. of feather or good synthetic).
  • Mat (10 to 15mm).
  • A pair of trekking poles
  • Waterproof plastic bags to store all the clothes inside the backpack

CLOTHING

  • Socks: 5 pairs of trekking Underwear
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes-boots (in good condition)
  • 1 second light replacement footwear for wading (crossing rivers) and getting wet.
  • Mountain boots for 5000 meters (ascent option only; consult)
  • Long trekking pants (NO JEANS)
  • 1 long inner pants or leggings (not mandatory)
  • Mountain overtrousers (Pisco option only)
  • 2 short-sleeved synthetic dry fit shirts + cotton shirts
  • 1 Long-sleeved shirt
  • 2 coats (polar diver)
  • 1 waterproof jacket (ideal also breathable and windproof with Gore Tex)
  • 1 down jacket (can be two, one thin and one thick)
  • 1 sun hat (with flaps)
  • 1 x Sun Neck Scarf (Multifunction Buff Scarves) Warm gloves.
  • warm cap

TECHNICIAN FOR THE ASCENT TO PISCO

  • Harness
  • helmet
  • crampons walking ice ax

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Passport Social work .***
  • Travel Assistance
  • Medical and personal file, authorization.

SEVERAL

  • Headlamp with batteries (Batteries).
  • Cat 4 mountain sunglasses 
  • Sun screen (not less than factor 45).
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper.
  • Handkerchiefs Baby wipes.

 WATER

  • Containers for water for at least 2 liters (it can be a plastic bottle)

OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)

  • Warm jacket (feather or synthetic)
  • SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.
  • Steel thermos.
  • Longsighted, monocle. Photographic or video equipment.
  • Book, notebook, travel journal, pencil, pen.
  • Games; cards, dice, etc.
  • Penknife Whistle and lighter.

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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