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Climbing Nevado Pisco Oeste (5752 m)

Mataraju 5 760 m.

This snow-capped peak is one of the summits of the Cordillera Blanca most frequented by mountaineers and represents the first acclimatization goal in the Cordillera Blanca. It can be climbed from the Peru Refuge.

The Mataraju as it is known by the locals was renamed to Pisco because in its first ascent the achievement of the summit was celebrated with the typical drink of Peru, Pisco.

The snow-capped Pisco is part of the mountain range called the Huandoy Massif, located in the central part of the Cordillera Blanca. There are two mountain peaks, divided by a drop that reaches 5,580 m: Pisco Este (5,760 m) the highest, Pisco Oeste (5,752 m). This is one of the most popular peaks in the entire range.

West Peak was first climbed on July 12, 1951 by C. Kojan, G.Kojan, R.Leininger and M. Lenoir

Summit: Pisco West (5752 m), Pisco East (5760 m)
Route: normal route
Duration: 3 days
Difficulty: PS


Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) - Cebollapampa (3900 m) - Pisco base camp (4600 m)
Duration: 3 hours (transport), 3 hours (hike)

Day 2: Base Camp – Pisco Summit (5752 m) – Base Camp (4600 m)
Duration: 9 hours approx.

Day 3: Base camp (4600 m) – Cebollapampa (3900 m) - Huaraz
Duration: 3 hours (hiking), 3 hours (transport)



  • Transportation from/to your hotel.
  • Certified Mountain Guide (IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA)
  • Cook and Porters.
  • Donkeys and muleteers (the amount depends on the size of the group).
  • Complete food during the expedition (Good and varied food, vegetarian option).
  • Camping equipment: Good quality mountain tents (2 people per tent), mats, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, dishes and kitchen utensils, etc.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park (See Rates )
  • Sleeping bag. (It is possible to rent in Huaraz)
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.
  • Extra food or drinks in the towns.
  • Tips.


Price 2024

  • Price according to the number of people.
  • Please contact us for more information.

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