1st day.- Arrival to Lima.
Pick up at the airport “Jorge Chavez” in Lima and transportation to the reserved hotel in Lima.
Website of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
2nd day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. http://www1.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about your arrival and will be waiting for you.
3rd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m).
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mount Pisco Trek Santa Cruz, we will do after the trekking in the evening.
4th day.-Huaraz (3090m) – Caraz (2290m) – Cashapampa (2900m) – Llamacorral (3760m).
Pick up at the hotel and transfer by private transport from Huaraz to the city of Yungay – Caraz. From here on until the village of Cashapampa we can enjoy the east side of the Cordillera Blanca. In Cashapampa, the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we start the trek up until we reach our first camp Llamacorral (3760m).
5th day.- Llamacorral (3760m) – Base Camp Alpamayo (4600m) – Taullipampa (4250m).
We will leave the camp Llamacorral and pass by the lakes Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. On a zigzag path will go up until we arrive at the ravine of Ayhuaycocha. We will head further to the base camp of Mount Alpamayo, where we can see a lake of ice that is named like the ravine. We will enjoy the view of the mountains Aguja,Santa Cruz, Pumapampa, Curuicachajana, Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Pucahirca, Rinrinjirca, Taullipampa, Artesonraju, Paria and Millishraju. While we will return by the same way to Camp Taullipampa (4250m), we will have a very nice view of Mount Taulliraju.
6th day.- Taullipampa (4250m) – Punta Unión (4750m) – Paria Valley (3870m).
This day we will pass Punta Union (4750m), from where you have a breathtaking view of the Cordillera Blanca, as well as of the ravine of Santa Cruz. We will observe the mountains Taulliraju, Rinrijircas, Pucahircas, Quitaraju, Santa Cruz, Artesonraju, Pyramid of Garcilaso, Paria and Millishraju. We will continue our trek to Camp Paria (3870m).
7th day.- Paria Valley (3870m) – Vaqueria (3850m) – Cebollapampa (3900m) – Base Camp Pisco (4600m).
We will hike along the Valley of Huaripampa and observe picturesque villages like Yurma, Huaripampa, Colcabamba. Furthermore we will have a spectacular view of Chacraraju. When we will arrive at the village Vaqueria, we will have a private bus drive back to Huaraz. We will first drive over the Portachuelo pass (4767 m), where we will have a great view of the Cordillera Blanca and the mountains Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju and Yanapaccha. Then we will go down until we will arrive at Cebollapampa, where we will take again the donkeys to transport our climbing and camping equipment. After that we will hike up until the base camp of Mount Pisco (4600m).
8th day.- Base Camp (4600m) – Summit of Pisco (5750m) – Base Camp (4600m).
9th day.- Base Camp (4600m) – Cebollapampa (3900m) – Yungay – Huaraz – Hotel.
This day we will leave the camp at around 03:00 am. From the base camp on our way to the summit we will climb over a moraine, what will take us about 2 hours to pass, before we will arrive at the glacier (approx. 4 hours). Once we are in the glacier, we will climb along some small cracks up until we will reach the summit of Mount Pisco. There we have a large panoramic 360° view to majestic mountains like the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Artesonraju and Alpamayo. After that we will return to the base camp.
After breakfast we will pack our camping equipment and the donkey driver will load the donkeys to walk back downhill to Cebollapampa, where we are expected by a bus of the Company "Enrique Expedition Tours", that will bring us to Yungay – Huaraz – Hotel.
10th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
Pick up at the bus terminal in Lima and transfer to the hotel booked by us.
Webside of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
11th day.- Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.
*** End of the Expedition of the ascend in the Cordillera Blanca Peru ***