Quique, a local IFMGA-certified guide, takes you on this 4-day ascent to the summit of Tocllaraju (6035m), a beautiful snow-capped mountain in the Andes of Peru.
Reach the top of a 6000-meter peak in the impressive Andes mountain range
Enjoy spectacular views over mountains and valleys
Discover the unique Peruvian culture along a local certified guide
Join me on this 4-day ascent to the summit of Tocllaraju (6035m) and experience a unique mountaineering challenge. This spectacular snow-capped mountain is situated in the Cordillera Blanca, in the Andes mountain range of Peru.
Tocllaraju is a great acclimatization peak for those looking to climb higher peaks later, and of all the 6000-meter peaks in the Cordillera Blanca, it offers one of the least difficult normal routes to the summit. But make no mistake, it is still not an easy climb at all. It is an ascent full of emotions in the last metres of the exposed crest which leads to the summit.
Bear in mind you need an excellent fitness level in order to join this ascent, although we will spend some days to get a good acclimatization to high altitude.
The city of Huaraz (3100m) will be the starting point of our trip. From there, we’ll head to Pashpa (3600m) and start trekking towards the Ishinca Valley, through a panoramic and progressive path. We will spend the first night at the Ishinca Base Camp (4350m). On the following day, we’ll go to theMoraine Camp (5100m).
On our way, you will be enjoying amazing views over the Andes and Tocllaraju glaciers and snow-covered summits. On the third day, we will ascend to the Tocllaraju summit (6035m), descending back to Base Camp (4350m). Finally, during the last day of the trip, we’ll return to Huaraz.
I will organize private transportation to the trailhead from Huaraz and back and mules and donkey drivers to carry our equipment and camping gear to the mountain. A cook will prepare our meals and a porter will accompany us along the trip.
So send me a request if you want to join me on this great ascent in the Andes of Peru. Book your trip and get ready for an unforgettable Tocllaraju ascent.
Hotel in Lima (not included) and camp in the mountains
Difficulty : D
Transfer by bus from Huaraz to the village of Pashpa (3500m). We start trekking through a path along the edge of the mountain, from which you can see the Copa and the,Huascaran in the north. The Quebrada Ishinca begins with a wood of Quenoals,(a typical tree of the Cordillera Blanca). It is deep and progressive and helps you to discover the superb landscapes around the Ishinca valley. We then cross a plain and reach
the Ishinca base camp which is just below a mountainous cirque.
The climb up to Camp 1 begins at the bottom of the valley, on the left, by a
straight and stony path which leads up to the spur of ice. We continue on the
edge of the glacier and reach Camp 1 (Morrena Camp) which is next to granite rocks. We enjoy a beautiful
view of the sunset and of Copa mountain.
We cross a large glacier with crevasses and then take the north-west crest which
leads to the bottom of a pyramid where we discover the rimaye and a 60m-section which is very steep and technical with a slope of 55° . Then we reach the easy
summital crest which leads to the summit. Abseil down, return to Camp 1 and
descent to Ishinca Base Camp.
IFMGA/UIAGM - AGMP Mountain Guide from Perú.
I began my mountain work when I was 18 years old as cook and carrier (porter) and I am now a Mountain Guide UIAGM – AGMP.
1998: I studied French at the Alliance Française in Cusco.
2000: I was accepted at the Don Bosco School for Guides of the Andes through the intermediary of the Italian volunteers of the Operazione Matto Grosso, technical support of the Association of the Mountain Guides of Peru.
2005: I passed my diploma as Mountain Guide UIAGM-AGMP. Climbing in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
2008-2011: Extra training as a Guide in Italy.
Since 2011, I have been Secretary of the of Peruvian Mountain Guides Association.
2013: Guiding in Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Illinizas.
2014: Climbing to Utah, Usa.
2015: Exploring trip in Cordillera Central, close to Lima, Perú.
I speak French, Italian and English fluently. For more than 12 years I have been organizing and managing trekking, mountaineering in Peru and expeditions to the Aconcagua since 2007.
Contact me if you are interested in doing a mountain trip to Peru!
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Group of 1
|USD 1912 each|
Group of 2
|USD 1385 each|
Group of 3
|USD 1311 each|
Group of 4
|USD 1189 each|
Group of 5
|USD 1197 each|
Group of 6
|USD 1115 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Transport during the trip
• Luggage transfer during the trip
• Permit and entrance fees
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• The price INCLUDES: IFMGA-Mountain Guide - 4 days with alll meals, included all team - Private transportation to trailhead and back -1 cook and 1 porter - Fee for Huascaran National Park - High Altitude tents - Mules and donkey drivers - Camping gear, kitchen tools. The price DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel in Huaraz -Bus from Lima to Huaraz -Personal climbing gear
I have contacted Quique for climbing my first 6000m (Ishinca and Tocclaraju). Based on my mountain experience Quique has helped me to prepare the required equipment and reassured me on the difficulty of the summit. In August 2019 I crossed the ocean and met him in Huaraz for a small expedition of 5 days. Quique is both a very professional mountain guide and a nice hiking companion, attentive to his client. He speaks several languages, he makes sure the food is good and well balanced, and for the one who wonders ... yes we reached the top of the Ishinca, and two days later the top of the Tocclaraju. It was not easy, but he made it possible.