13-day ski touring in Ishinca and Tocllaraju, Cordillera Blanca

Follow Miguel, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 13-day ski touring across Ishinca and Tocllaraju peaks from the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

13 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Spend 13 wonderful ski touring days in the Ishinca and Tocllaraju peaks from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.

    Ishinca and Tocllaraju are two mountains that belong to the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. With 6,034 meters above sea level, Tocllaraju is one of the highest peaks in the country. It is also a very popular ascent for mountaineers around the globe. Ishinca has a height of 5,530 meters and it is located in the Ishinca Valley, one of the most popular valleys of the area and an excellent starting point for different adventures.

    On this tour, we’ll reach the summits of both mountains. We’ll use the Ishinca Refuge and the Morrena Camp as bases for our ascents. Also, during the trip, you will have the opportunity to visit the Wilcacocha and the Churup lakes, among other wonderful spots. Please take a look at the itinerary below for more information.

    To take part of this trip, it is mandatory to have prior mountaineering experience and a very good physical condition.

    So come and challenge yourself with this amazing ski touring across Ishinca and  Tocllaraju. I will be happy to safely guide you through this fantastic area!

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Lima

      We’ll pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

    • Day 2Huaraz

      We’ll go from Lima to Huaraz (3,100 meters) by bus in an 8-hour drive. You will see the astonishing landscape of the Cordillera Blanca on the way.

    • Day 3Cordillera Negra - Wilcacocha lake

      We’ll drive south to the Santa Cruz pass and walk through the Cordillera Negra to the Wilcacocha lake (3,745 meters).

    • Day 4Churup Lake

      We’ll go from Huaraz to Pitec (3,885 meters) and walk during 3 hours to the Churup lake (4,450 meters) inside the Huascaran National Park.

    • Day 5Ishinca Refuge

      We’ll drive to Pashpa (3,600 meters) and start our hike to the Ishinca Hut (4,350 meters). We’ll contemplate the beautiful surrounding peaks during the hike.

    • Day 6Ishinca Summit

      We’ll go from the refuge to the Ishinca North Glacier, from where we’ll continue with our skis on. Then we’ll reach the Ishinca summit (5,530 meters) and see the incredible landscapes from the top. We’ll return to the refuge through the southwest glacier under the Ranrapalca mountain.

    • Day 7Preparation day

      Preparation day for Tocllaraju.

    • Day 8Morrena Camp Tocllaraju

      We’ll start the hike from the hut until we reach the Camp 1 (5,000 meters) to the Tocllaraju.

    • Day 9Tocllaraju Summit

      We’ll reach the Tocllaraju summit (6,034 meters). We’ll do part of our hike with our skis on. Finally, we’ll return to the Camp and then to the refuge.

    • Day 10Extra day

      Extra day in case of bad weather.

    • Day 11Pashpa - Huaraz

      We’ll return to Pashpa and then drive to Huaraz.

    • Day 12Preparation day

      Day off to prepare for the departure.

    • Day 13Lima and departure

      We’ll drive to Lima and say goodbye.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Lima

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú, based in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca.

    I like mountaineering and skiing. I recently completed the ski certification in Argentina, so I'm one of the few fully IFMGA certified guides in Peru. I've also guided in Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and the Alps.

    Some of my favourite trips are climbing in the Dolomites, Fitz Roy in El Chalten, and mountain biking across Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

     
     
     

     

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