trip duration TRIP DURATION
7 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
2 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Hard
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

It’s a pleasure for me to invite you to this amazing challenge in the Cordillera Blanca. In just one week we will ascent 3 peaks: the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju summits!

Each one of these mountains is special and unique since they offer their own views, experiences and challenges.

The Urus, at 5420 meters of height, will be the easiest ascent of the week. Through its east ridge, we will enjoy a moderate but safe climb.

As for the Ishinca, at 5530 meters of altitude, it is a higher mountain and it involves a steeper ascent. Both summits are a perfect warm-up before our biggest and hardest challenge!

The Nevado Tocllaraju is the only one of the three peaks that reaches a height of 6000 meters!!! Once at the top, I assure you that the effort will be rewarded.

This mountaineering week I am proposing has everything a climber always looks for. Rock climbing, ice climbing sections, forest and Andean tundra.

And if you are looking for an easier ascent in the Cordillera Blanca, let me recommend this 4-day program in Nevado Pisco. It is also a good acclimatization option.

So, contact me now and let’s enjoy the dramatic mountains of Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju. I will be waiting for your contact!

Itinerary

Day 1

Huaraz - Pashpa - Ishinca Base camp (4,400 m)

We will leave by bus from the city of Huaraz until we reach the town of Taricá from where we will take the detour to the East until we are in Cochapampa. Here we will meet the group of porters and continue along the road to take the trail that will take us to the Ishinca base camp. Walking time: 4 to 5 hours.

Day 2

Base Campe – Urus (5,495 m) – Base Camp

We will get up at 4 AM and after breakfast we will start the trek through a well marked trail towards the moraine camp and then, ascend the glacier until reaching the summit of the Nevado Urus. From there we will have an impressive view of the mountains of Huascarán, Copa, Aquilpo, Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, Pucaraju, Ishinca, Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca and Vallunaraju. Return down by the same way. 6 to 8 walking hours approximately.

Day 3

Base Camp - Ishinca (5530 m) – Base Camp

Today we will get up at 3 AM and after breakfast we will depart on the opposite side of the day before. We will cross the pampa crossing the streams of the Toclla lagoon, until we reach the trail. From there, we will continue our ascent and arrive at the foot of the glacier. We will then start the way along the glacier until we reach the summit, from where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the important snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. This will take us about 8 to 10 hours of walking.

Day 4

Extra Day

Day 5

Base Camp - Moraine Camp (5,200 m)

After getting ready and having all the technical material checked we will proceed to have lunch. Then, we will start ascending by a well marked trail up to the moraine camp. Hiking time of the day: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 6

Moraine Camp - Tocllaraju (6,032 m) - Base Camp

Today will be an important day as we get up at 2 AM and after breakfast we will set off towards the summit of Nevado Tocllaraju. From the top we will have an impressive view of the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. Return to the Moraine camp. After a break, we will prepare for the descent to the base camp. Hiking time: 8 to 10 hours approx.

Day 7

Ishinca Base Camp - Pashpa - Huaraz

Return to Cochapampa by the same way we ascended. Here, the bus will take us back to the city of Huaraz.

Price per person

1 Person1120USD
Group of 2560USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Other details

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Huaraz

More info

Not included in the price:

- Transport
- Personal meals and guide's meals
- Personal technical equipment
- Tents
- Sleeping bag
- Donkeys
- Entrance Fee to Huascarán National Park (65.00 soles per person)
- Porte