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3-day Nevado Ishinca (5,550m) summit in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Nevado Ishinca
Nevado Ishinca
Nevado Ishinca
Nevado Ishinca

Join one of our experienced and IFMGA certified guides for a 3-day climb to the summit of the Nevado Ishinca in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.


Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

May - Sep




* Enjoy a 3-day climb of the Nevado Ishinca in Peru.

* Spend 2 nights in the peak's base camp.

* A great start for climbers looking to scale the bigger peaks in the range.


Positioned between two great mountains: Ranrapalca (6,112m) and Palcaraju (6,274m), the Nevado Ishinca (5,550m), while the smaller of its neighbours, is nonetheless an amazing peak. And, in just 3 days, you will get to climb your way to the top of the mountain’s amazing summit.

Located in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, the Nevado Ishinca is a great mountain to climb for those who wish to take on the much larger peaks in the range, but want to get properly acclimatized and get some important experience in the area first.

Our journey will begin in Huaraz. From there, we will go to either Pashpa or Collon (3,600m). After that, we will go to the base camp of the Nevado Ishinca (4,350m), where we will spend the night. On the following day, we will climb to the summit of the mountain. After you’ve soaked in some tremendous views, we will then head back to the base camp for the night. On the third and final day of the trip, we will leave the base camp and go back to Pashpa before returning to Huaraz.

Participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. Prior mountaineering experience is recommended as well.

Would you like to climb a great peak in the Cordillera Blanca in just 3 days? Then send a request and join us on this trip to the top of the Nevado Ishinca.

We also offer a 5-day climb of the great Chopicalqui peak, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

Price details

Price Includes:

Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM (english, spanish)

Certified chef during Ishinca expedition

Private transportation: Huaraz - Pashpa Village

Private transportation: Pashpa Village - Huaraz

Mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons)

Donkey drivers and donkeys for the transfer of the logistic camping equipment (15 Kg per participant)

5 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch, tea time and dinner)

4 seasons tent with double occupancy

Tent kitchen, dining room and bathroom.

Kitchen sets and fully-equipped dining room

First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Permanent radio communication between the Andean Raju Expeditions team.

Satellite phone for emergencies

Boiled water to fill up your bottle every day (1 Lt.)

Warm water for your personal higiene

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the Expedition

Last day: lunch and farewell toast with regional food and typical Peruvian drinks.

Price doesn't include:

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 60.00 nuevos soles

Mountain boots

Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff


Day 1: Huaraz (3.100 m) – Pashpa Village (3.600 m) – Base camp Ishinca (4.350 m)

Our expedition starts in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After pick up we will head north through the Huaylas valley to Paltay village, from this point we will turn off with the transport to the east side by a road towards Pashpa village. Our donkey driver and donkeys will be waiting for us to transfer the logistic equipment to the campsite. To get to Ishinca base camp we will hike through a plain all along the Ishinca canyon, we will be able to observe the vegetation and the glacier river on the trail. After 3 hours of walking we will be able to see the Palcaraju massif and its peaks, then we will continue along the trail until we reach the impressive Tocllaraju snowy mountain.

Finally, after a total of 4 hours of hiking, we will arrive at our campsite.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Box lunch, lunch and dinner Transfer by car: 2 hours Estimated hiking time: 4 to 5 hours. Elevation: +1250 (3100 masl to 4350 masl)

Day 2: Base Camp Ishinca (4.350 m) – Ishinca East Summit (5.550 m) – Base Camp Ishinca (4.350 m)

The long awaited day has arrived, it’s summit day. We will start hiking in zigzagging until we reach the Longori bivouac located at 5000m high. We will make a short rest stop in this place and then continue through a rocky area. After 3 hours of walking, we will get to the glacier, at this place we will equip ourselves, our guide will make an inspection of everything necessary for climbing and finally we will rope up to continue the route. We will continue making traverses to overcome crevasses and reach the pass Ranrapalca – Ishinca and we will stop for a short rest. We continue climbing and after approximately 4 hours we will reach the summit to enjoy a splendid view of the colossal mountains that surround us: Ranrapalca, Palcaraju, Tocllaraju, Pucaranra, Chinchey and other 5 miles as the Urus, Akillpo and more.

We will stay at the summit some time to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will go down by the same route of ascension, we will arrive to our camp, we will eat and rest.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner. Estimated hikking and climbing time: 8 to 10 hours. Elevation: +1350 (4200 masl to 5550 masl)

Day 3: Base Camp Ishinca (4.350 m) – Pashpa Village (3.600 m) - Huaraz (3.100 m)

Our expedition has come to an end… After breakfast we dismantle the tent for the return down, the donkey driver and donkeys are ready to carry all the logistic equipment. We hike downhill through the Ishinca canyon until we reach Pashpa village. The transport will be waiting for us at this point to transfer us to Huaraz.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast Estimated hiking time: 4 hours Transfer by car: 2 hours back to Huaraz. Elevation: -1250 (4350 masl to 3100 masl)


About the guide

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Andean Raju



Tour Operator

We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.





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What people are saying about Andean Raju



Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too



An extraordinary expérience with Pablo and Alex, two fantastic guides (and now friends for life) from Huaras, Peru, who are at the same time extremely professional and incredebly flexible. We reached the summit on day 8 to benefit from a good weather window. My heurt is full of gratitude for the who le expérience and the magical encounters I was blessed with during that expedition. Probably amongst the very best memories in my entire life. Thank you si much, guys! And see you soon for new adventures 😛🔥❤️😊



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.



The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

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