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Climbing Nevados Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju

A challenging and amazing 7-day expedition in the Cordillera Blanca. Climb the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju summits together with Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration7 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Welcome to a classic climb in the Ishinca valley. It is one of the most popular destinations for climbers who want to get to a 6000-meter peak and enjoy a beautiful landscape!

On this 7-day expedition you will enjoy the most fascinating views and climb 3 summits: the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju peaks. From the Ishinca base camp it’s possible to climb these 3 mountains. Two of them, the Urus and Ishinca are relatively easy ascents. The Tocllaraju is more challenging and technical. However, a good acclimatization process is mandatory.

Of course I will do my best and offer all the support you need to reach these summits. After Urus and Ishinca you should be familiar with some climbing techniques. That way you’ll be able to reach the Tocllaraju summit, which is the most challenging one, over 6000 meters in height.

To sum up, you can see here below the difficulty level and height of each mountain:

  • Urus (5495 m): moderate
  • Ishinca (5530 m): moderate
  • Tocllaraju (6034 m): moderate – difficult

During the hike to the Urus, Ishinca and Tocallaraju mountains our donkey drivers will help us carry the tents and food. You will only carry your personal equipment.

You can find more details about the day-by-day itinerary at the bottom of this page.

And if you want to discuss and plan this trip with me, feel free to contact me. I will be here waiting for your message and happy to help you conquer the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju mountains!

Disclaimer

Deposit for reservations: 1000 USD (900 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

More info

Not included in the price: - Travel accident and health insurance - Transfer/bus station/Hotel – Lima - Transfer airport/hotel/airport – Lima - Nights Hotel in Lima / Double room with breakfast included - City tour in Lima - Hotel In Huaraz,according to the program 2 nights. Double room with breakfast included - Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur - Horse (in case of emergency, for trekking parts) - Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance - Not mentioned food and beverages - Personal expenses - Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.) - Tips

Meeting point

Huaraz

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer to Pashpa (3400 m) - Trekking to Ishinca Base Camp (4250 m)

Today we will leave the city of Huaraz to the village of Paltay. We continue to Pashpa and to the small Cochapampa Lake. Here is where our local team of donkey drivers will be waiting for us. We will then have an easy climb through the Ishinca Valley to our camp near the Don Bosco hut (4-5 walking hours) (-/L/D).

Day 2: Ishinca Base Camp - Climb Ishinca Peak (5530 m) - Base Camp

We will continue walking on a good trail and then over the moraine to the glacier. The climb on the glacier is not steep, except for the last 50 meters before the summit. Ishinca summit and then return via the same trail to the Base Camp (10-12 hours in total) (B/L/D).

Day 3: Rest day - Acclimatization at Ishinca Base Camp (4250 m)

Today we will have the entire day off. If participants have any questions about the use of technical equipment, it is a good day to practice. Overnight again in the Base Camp (B/L/D).

Day 4: Ishinca Base Camp - Climb Urus Peak (5495 m) - Ishinca Base Camp 

Ascent through the west face of the Urus. A steep route takes us to a ridge, crossing large rocks on the moraine until we reach the glacier. We will climb over the snow and ice for an hour. Then, the last 50 minutes to the summit is easier. Finally, a steep descent to the base camp and overnight there (B/L/D).

Day 5: Ishinca Base Camp - Tocllaraju Moraine Camp (4950 m)

After lunch we will start the ascent via a steep moraine to the edge of the glacier. From this point we can see the Tocllaraju. We’ll set up our high camp on the moraine. The hiking time of the day will be 4-5 hours (B/L/D).

Day 6: Moraine Camp - Tocllaraju summit (6034 m) - Ishinca Base Camp

After a very early breakfast, we will start moving over the glacier to the northwest ridge of the peak. We might find small walls of ice up to 60 degree of inclination. The summit ridge is secured with fixed ropes. Once at the summit, the view opens on the entire Cordillera Blanca. Then, we will descend to the Base Camp (B/L/D).

Day 7: Ishinca Base Camp - Trekking to Cochapampa Lake (3400 m) - Village of Pashpa - Transfer to Huaraz

After breakfast we will leave for an easy return to Pashpa. Today the donkeys will carry our camping and personal equipment. We’ll return via a hillside covered with native Andean trees. Here our private transport will be waiting. We’ll arrive Huaraz early and have lunch there. Lodging in the hotel of the city (B/L/-).


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2320 each

Group of 2

USD 1248 each

Group of 3

USD 1248 each

Group of 4

USD 1114 each

Group of 5

USD 1114 each

Group of 6

USD 980 each

Group of 7

USD 980 each

Group of 8

USD 877 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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