PISCO – YANAPACCHA

imagesTIMING: 5
GRADE: MODERATE

Day 1: Huaraz -Cebollapampa (3850m)- Base Camp (4650m 

From Huaraz, we will take a shuttle to Cebollapampa (approx. 2 to 3 hours). On the way, you will be able to appreciate amazing sights such as two beautiful lagoons: Chinancocha (lag. Hembra) and Orconcocha (lag. Macho). We will follow the Llanguna Valley to Cebollapampa. From there, we will begin the hike to Base camp, where we will camp for the night. The hike will last approx. 2 to 3 hours.

Day 2: base camp- Summit (5752m)- Base Camp 

We will start hiking at 1 am, crossing through a few moraines on the way to the glacier. Then, we will climb a slope (35°-40° of inclination) until we reach the peak, where we will be rewarded with spectacular views, such as the gigantic Chacraraju, the Artesonraju, Huandoys, Caraz, Huascaran and Alpamayo amongst others. After we will descend to Base Camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours.

Day 3: Base Camp – Cebollapampa/Cebollapampa 

On the third day, we will go back down to Cebollapampa/Yuraccorral, where we will camp for the night. 1h30 to 2h of descent.

Day 4: Yuraccoral – Morraine Camp Yanapaccha 

We will go until we reach Kilometer 42 by transport Once there, we will start our hike, going through Morraine camp. Approx. 3.5 hrs of transport and a 4-hour walk.

Day 5:Campo Morena – Cumbre (5460) – Campo Morrena (5000m) – Huaraz 
We will start hiking the ascent at 3 am, crossing a moraine until we reach the wide glacier. We will then climb the 180m Wall (50-60°) until we reach the summit. There, we will enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, such as the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy and others. Later, we will start descending via a ridge, with views of the Chacraraju, to the moraine and will carry on until km 42 where our transport will be waiting for us.
The ascent is approx. 5 to 6 hours. The descent to camp is approx. 3 to 4 hours.