Day 1: Drive from Huaraz to Cebollapampa 4000m (2½ hours),
passing by the famous twin lakes of Llanganuco. Then our gear is loaded onto the donkeys and we climb on a good path 2½ hours to Pisco Base Camp (4650m). There is a refugio there where you can buy beer, wine and hot food. If you are a novice climber, we can organize some basic instruction in the afternoon.
Day 2: We climb to Moraine Camp (4900m)
crossing over loose ground and large moraine rocks at times. The donkeys cannot come this way. You need to carry your personal gear, climbing gear, clothes and sleeping bag, and help to carry the tents and food would be appreciated. 3 hours
Day 3: Summit Day
. We leave early and climb about 40 minutes on moraine until we reach the glacier where we put on crampons and rope up. Most of the way is not very steep or technically difficult although the altitude does make it a challenge. There can sometimes be some short steeper sections which we would help you with. We try to arrive on the summit to see the sun rise. About 5 hours to the broad summit where there is plenty of room to walk around, appreciate the amazing surrounding mountains and take photos.
From the summit fantastic views of the close by peaks of Huascarán (6768m), Chopicalqui (6354m), Huandoy (6160m), Pirámide (5885m), Artesonraju (6025m). Descend to Moraine Camp, where we will prepare hot soup and have an hour rest, collect our gear and return to Base Camp. 9 to 12 hours for the day
Day 4: Walk down to Cebollapampa 1½ hours and return to Huaraz