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3-day Nevado Urus (Urus Central) climb in Peru, Cordillera Blanca

3-day Nevado Urus (Urus Central) climb in Peru, Cordillera Blanca
3-day Nevado Urus (Urus Central) climb in Peru, Cordillera Blanca
3-day Nevado Urus (Urus Central) climb in Peru, Cordillera Blanca
3-day Nevado Urus (Urus Central) climb in Peru, Cordillera Blanca

Join one of our IFMGA certified guides for a 3-day journey to the summit of the beautiful Urus mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.


Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

May - Sep




* Enjoy a 3-day climb of the Urus Peak in the Cordillera Blanca.

* Spend 2 nights in the Ishinca Base Camp.

* Perfect for less experienced climbers looking for a great climb in Peru.


Are you looking for a relatively easy climb in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca of Peru? Do you want to properly acclimatize on a gorgeous peak in order to tackle one of the larger and more challenging peaks in the range? Then you’ll love this 3-day climbing adventure that will take you to the summit of Urus Central (5,495m).

Located in the Ishinca Valley, the Urus Peak is full of wonderful views. And, the snowy surface makes the climbing experience something truly magical, particularly from the summit.

Our journey will begin in Huaraz. From there, we will go to Pashpa and then on to the Ishinca Base Camp (4,350m). We will spend the next two nights at the camp, where you can explore and enjoy some great views, both day and night. On the second day of the trip, we will climb up to the summit of Urus before returning to the base camp. Some of the peaks you’ll be able to see from the summit include Palcaraju, Tocllaraju, Copa, Akilpo and more. On the final day of the trip, we will return to Pashpa before heading back to Huaraz.

While Urus is not a technically challenging mountain, it is recommended that you still have some prior climbing experience. You should also be in good physical condition.

If you are looking for a 5,000 plus meter peak in the Cordillera Blanca to climb, a mountain that will prepare you for other, bigger peaks in the area, this is the trip for you. To join us, please send a request. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

We also offer a 2-day climb of Vallunaraju, 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 Urus 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 Excludes

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 and

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) – Urus Summit (5,420 m) – Base Camp Ishinca (4,350 m)

It’s the day of our climb to the summit. After breakfast, we will start our hike through a zigzag path and pass through a rocky area 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 be roped to continue along the route. After approximately 3 hours we will reach the summit to enjoy a splendid view of the colossal snowy mountains of 6 thousand high that surrounds it: Ranrapalca, Palcaraju, Tocllaraju, Copa, and other 5 thousand as the Ishinca, Akillpo, Vicos and more.

We will stay at the summit for a while to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will make the return down by the same route of ascent, we will arrive to our camp, we will feed and rest.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner. Estimated climbing time: 8 to 10 hours. Elevation gain: +1070 (4350 masl to 5420 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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