3-peak expedition in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide Edwin on a unique eight-day expedition to the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju peaks in the stunning Cordillera Blanca in Peru!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The Cordillera Blanca in Peru is a stunning Andean region well worth exploring. Mountaineers are drawn to its beautiful mountains and culture every year. Of course, climbing these mountains is no easy task. Consequently, travelling with a seasoned guide that can help you both with the trekking and logistics is essential. On this 3-Peak expedition in the Cordillera Blanca I will show you to the summits of the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju peaks!

We will meet in Huaraz on the first day. From there, we will drive to Pashpa or Collon to begin our trek to our base camp. Then, on the following days we will be coming back and forth to the base camp as we explore the summit of each mountain. Urus will be our first summit. As the easiest of the three, it will give us a chance to warm up, but will still be a nice challenge. The following will be Ishinca, another nice challenge that will help us prepare for our last climb. Finally, we will climb to the summit of Tocllaraju at an altitude of 6034 m.! We will have porters and a chef with us to help us on the way of this unforgettable experience!

Some of the terrains we will cover include steep ridges, glaciers, and valleys. Of course, because we will be tackling long trekking days you will require a good fitness level. Previous mountaineering experience is also preferable. I will at all times be there to help and assist you!

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
3000 USD

Group of 2
1750 USD

Group of 3
1500 USD

Group of 4
1340 USD

Group of 5
1340 USD

Group of 6
1220 USD

Group of 7
1220 USD

Group of 8
1100 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters
 DOES NOT INCLUDE: FLights/transport to the start of trip; hotel and food in Lima and Huaraz; Previous acclimatisation program; personal clothing and climbing equipment including sleeping bag, helmet, harness, ice-axe, crampons, etc.; insurance; personal expenditures. The price for 8-9 people is US$1100 and for 10 or more US$1000. The prices previously displayed are for private groups. For shared groups, starting at 5 people, the price is US$1300.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Huaraz-Pashpa-Ishinca Base Camp (4350m)

    We will meet up in Huraz and then drive between 1 to 2 hours to Pashpa or Collon. From there, we will trek for 3-4 hours to our base camp and enjoy the stunning scenery on the way.

  • Day 2: Base camp- Urus summit (5495m.)- Base Camp

    After an early wake up call at 4am we will set off to the Urus Summit. This will be a challenging ascent with steep ridges, ice and snow. The prize will be watching the sun rise over the surrounding mountains a few hours later. Then, we will begin the steep descent. In total we will trek aprox. 7 hours.

  • Day 3: Base Camp- Ishinca Moraine camp (4760 m.)

    A light trekking day will take us to Ishinca where we will set up camp for the night.

  • Day 4: Moraine Camp-Ishinca Summit (5530 m.)- Base Camp

    Another early rise at 3am to start up to the Ishinca Summit. Depending on the fitness level of participants we will either climb the north or the east face of the summit. Then we will head back to the base camp after a 9-10 hour trekking day.

  • Day 5: Rest Day

    We will take the day to rest and prepare for Tocllaraju.

  • Day 6: Base Camp- Tocllaraju high camp (5250m.)

    A challenging climb will take us to the moraine below the glacier at Morena camp. We will set up camp there and prepare for an early rise the next day.

  • Day 7: High camp- Tocllaraju Summit (6034 m.)- Base Camp

    Our long trekking day will begin at 1 or 2am. We will set off at an easy pace for a couple of hours until we reach Morena Camp. Then we will continue on to a crevasse that can be crossed by a snowbridge. As we approach the exposed summit climb the ascent will become progressively steeper and harder. Then we will return to base camp for our last night in the mountains.

  • Day 8: Base camp- Collon- Huaraz

    A steady trek will take us back to Collon. Finally, we will drive back to Huaraz.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Huaraz
Accommodation

Camping

More info

Maximum participants: 15

 

About the Guide

 
 

My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.

 
 
FROM 1100 USD per person

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