Day 1 : Huaraz - Wilkawain - Monterrey
Acclimatization walk to Wilkawain archeological site – descent to Monterrey . Recommended before the start of the trek.
Day 2 : Huaraz ( 3,100 m) – Cashapampa ( 2,900 m) - Llamacoral (3.900 m).
Leave Huaraz to Cashapampa (2.900 m), visiting on the way Campo Santo (Sacred field) of Yungay, town destroyed by the ice avalanche and landslide of May 31 st 1970 . We then reach Cashapampa where we load the donkeys with the gear and start walking to the first camping site at Llamacorral (3,900m).
Day 3: Llamacorral (3.900 m) - Taullipampa (4.250 m).
This day is easy; the trail goes past the green lakes Jatuncocha and Ichicocha. We stop for lunch at a place called Quisuar, and then ascend to base camp of de Alpamayo. From this spectacular lookout point, we continue to next camp site, Taullipampa (4.250 m).
Day 4 : Taullipampa (4,250 m) – Punta Unión ( 4,750 m) - Huaripampa (3,600m).
Starting from Taullipampa we ascend gradually Union Pass (4.750 m). This pass offers a spectacular view of the summits of Artesonaraju, Paria, Pucahirca, Taulliraju, and Alpamayo. This last mountain won proclaimed the world's most beautiful mountain at the contest of Munich . We continue to de Paria Valley (3.900 m), and reach Huaripampa (3.600 m), in the valley with the same name, where we camp.
Day 5 : Huaripampa - Vaquería – Pacchapampa (4,300 m)
Starting from the camp site, we cross small settlements greeted by Andean kids. The trail continues to Vaqueria, from where we ascend to Pacchapampa cam site (4.300 m).
Day 6 : Pacchapampa – Portachuelo (4,765m) – Cebollapampa (3,850 m).
After a good breakfast, we keep ascending to the pass of Portachuelo (4.767m), which offers a beautiful view of the summits of Huascaran Huandoy, Chopicalqui, Pisco and Chacraraju, as well as the Lakes Orconcocha y Chinancocha. From the pass we descend to a flat meadow in Cebollapampa valley, where we camp at 3.850m.
Day 7 : Cebollapampa - Pisco base camp (4,600 m).
This is the starting point for the approach trek for climbing Pisco (5,750m), Huandoy (6,395m) and Chacraraju (6,112m). The base camp is reached in approximately 4 hours.
Day 8 : Pisco Cb - Summit Pisco (5750m) – Cb.
Early start ( 3-4 am ) for the summit climb. We cross a moraine and climb to the glacier tongue, and then to the col, which offers excellent views of summits of Cordillera Blanca. The route to the summit crosses a crevasse to reach the summit, where a 360º view around makes us forget the fatigue. Descent to base camp.
Day 9 : Cb – Cebollapampa – Yungay – Huaraz – Hostal.
Descent from base camp to Cebollapampa where transportation will take us back to the hostal in Huaraz.