Mountaineering Novices And Experts Alike Will Rejoice At The Views From Pisco’S Summit
Summit the 5752m high Nevado Pisco, one of the top five summits in the Andes for novice mountaineers.
Embark on this 4-day climbing expedition, a great option if your time in the Cordillera is limited.
Use the Pisco peak as acclimatization before climbing one of the 6000m+ peaks of the Cordillera – as for example Huascaran.
Add the Pisco Mountain Climbing circuit to your Santa Cruz trek and reach even higher altitudes, indulging more stunning views of the Cordillera Blanca.
Regardless of your mountaineering experience, enjoy stunning views over some of the highest peaks of the region.
Plan your Pisco mountain climbing trip between May and September, July and August offering prime conditions.
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and …
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way.
Huaraz is well connected with Lima by bus. The distance is ~400km and the journey takes around 8 hours and is reasonably priced ($11 - 29 one way) and services are generally quite reliable. Main Operators are Movil Tours, Cruz del Sur, Lenea and Oltursa.
Note that in Peru each bus company often has its own separate terminal. In Lima, the main bus terminals are in Javier Prado, La Victoria, Terminal Plaza Norte, Aramburu and Paseo de la República. Flights from Lima to Huaraz are operated by LC Peru, with daily one flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airstrip in Huaraz is ~23km north of Huaraz, you can take a combi (USD ~1) or a taxi (USD ~10 - 16) to Huaraz town. Flights are temporarily suspended due to financial difficulties being faced by the airline.
Whether you want an introduction to the mountaineering world, or are looking to acclimatize before a higher climb, the Pisco mountain climbing in Peru is for you. While being a moderately difficult climb, Nevado Pisco will offer you splendid views over some of the highest peaks of the Cordillera and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with summiting a 5752m high peak.
Even though the Pisco circuit does not require technical mountaineering knowledge, it requires climbers to be in great physical condition. In addition to the high altitude, the last 800m of the climb are glacial and the weather conditions are constantly changing; therefore, you will require a guide to ensure your safety. Do not attempt the climb on your own if you do not have significant experience with glacier travel, and don’t forget to get official permission from park officials if you are climbing solo.
In Huaraz you can contact the following - Medical: Clínica San Pablo North of town, this is the best medical care in Huaraz. Some doctors speak English; Police - Policìa de Turismo; Forex - Banco de la Nación, BCP, Interbank
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