• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

I invite you to an amazing climbing trip in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. During 7 days, we’ll reach the summit of three wonderful peaks: Urus (5496 m), Ishinca (5530 m) and the majestic Tocllaraju, at 6034 m. 

This peaks are located in the Ishinca valley, to the northeast of Huaraz. In fact, they are a perfect trio of summits for acclimatization.

Tocllaraju mountain, which is over 6000 m high, offers a gorgeous view from the summit: several peaks and colorful glacier lakes.

For further details about the itinerary of this trip, you can find a complete program below.

Please get in touch with me if you want to climb these 3 peaks in cordillera Blanca. I will be very glad to guide you in this great adventure!

You can also join me for other trips in Peru, like climbing Mt. Chopicalqui (6354 m) or ascending to the Yanapaccha, at 5960 m.

Itinerary

Day 1

Huaraz (3100m) – Pashpa village (3600m) – Ishinca base camp (4350m).

Departure from Huaraz at 8:00 am towards the north side of Callejon de Huaylas until Paltay town.

From this place we will turn to the east until Pashpa village at 3600 m on dirt road.

There, we will meet our donkey driver, who is going to load our climbing gear until base camp at 4350 m, where our camping spot is located. Overnight camp at Ishinca base camp.

(Driving time: 2 hours / walk time: 4 hours – walk up).

Day 2

Ishinca base camp (4350m) – Urus summit (5495m) – Ishinca base camp (4350m).

Summit day. We will prepare our climbing gears and tools very early at 2:00 am. After that we will have breakfast. Then we will begin walking up toward Urus at 5495 m. We walk up on switchbacks until we reach moraine in about 3 hours. We will climb up around 2 hours from the glacier edge until the summit with glacier and slab rock section. From the summit we will enjoy the splendid mountain views. We will see more than 10 summits over 6000 meters around us such as: Ranrapalca (6112m), Tocllaraju (6040m), Copa (6188m), Hualcan mountains including Huascaran mountain (6768m).

Then we will descend on the same route until base camp. Overnight camp at Ishinca base camp.

(Climbing time: 8 hours – ascent & descent).

Day 3

Ishinca base camp (4350m) – Ishinca summit (5530m) – Ishinca base camp (4350m).

Summit day. We will prepare our climbing gears and tools very early at 2:00 am. After that we will have breakfast. Then we will begin walking up towards mount Ishinca at 5530 m. We walk up on switchbacks until we reach moraine in about 3 hours. We will climb up around 2 hours from the glacier edge until the summit. From the summit we will enjoy a spectacular sunrise and splendid mountain views. We will see more than 10 summits over 6000 meters around us, including mount Ranrapalca.

Then we will descend on the same route until base camp. Overnight camp at Ishinca base camp.

(Climbing time: 10 hours – ascent & descent)

Day 4

Rest day at Ishinca base camp (4350 m).

We will spend all day at the base camp resting and recovering energy after two days climbing.

We’ll need this to attempt the next hard peak, which is the most difficult of this expedition. Overnight camp at Ishinca base camp.

Day 5

Ishinca base camp (4350m) – Tocllaraju moraine camp (4900m).

After our breakfast we will prepare our climb gear. Then we will climb up 4 hours until reaching our next camp site at moraine. In the afternoon we will enjoy an amazing sunset. Overnight camp at moraine camp.

(Climbing time: 4 hours – climb up)

Day 6

Tocllaraju moraine camp (4900m) – Tocllaraju summit (6034m) - Ishinca base camp (430m).

Very early at 1:00 am we will have breakfast. Then we will start climbing toward the summit. After 6 hours ascending we will reach the summit of mount Tocllaraju at 6034 m. On the top we will enjoy an amazing sunrise and astonishing mountain view as: Palcaraju, Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca, Akilpo mountains and other peaks. Then we descend on the same ascent route until moraine. Finally we will descend until base camp. Last night camp at Ishinca base camp.

(Climbing time: 14 hours – ascent & descent).

Day 7

Ishinca base camp (4350m) – Pashpa village (3600m) – Huaraz.

After our breakfast we will pick up our climbing gear. Then we will walk down along Ishinca valley until Cochapampa, where our private transport is waiting to take us back to Huaraz. End of our expedition.

(Driving time: 2 hours / walk time: 4 hours – walk down).

Price per person

Group of 21600USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters

Other details

Accommodation

Camping

More info

All meals are included except for the ones in Huaraz city.
You need to bring your own sleeping bag.
Entrance fee for Huascarán National Park is not included (65 soles per person)

IMPORTANT ADVICE
• You should do an early booking to get special discounts.
• For booking validation you should deposit a 40% of the total price. You can pay the rest 60% when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
• The accommodation service has hot water, private bathroom, TV with cable connection, restaurant, cafe shop, which is located at down town
• Bus service from Lima – Huaraz – Lima with “Cruz del Sur or Movil tours” with Wi-Fi connection.
• I am available to provide wherever information regarding our trip.
• Trek rates can change according to the booking time and the number of participants, contact me for more information please.

PERSONAL CLIMBING GEAR
- Climbing boots.
- Polar Tec or wool gloves.
- Sun hat.
- Polar Tec or wool cap.
- Sun glasses UV protection.
- A back pack between 40 l to 70 l.
- Light weight Waterproof jacket Gore-Tex.
- Light weight Waterproof pants Gore-Tex.
- Water bottle.
- Sun scream.
- Headlamp.
- Personal first aid kid.
- Hiking poles.
- Overcoat clothes.
- A camera.
- Sleeping bag -15° C.
- Personal toilets and small synthetic towel.
- Sandals.

• Maximum altitude: 5495 m. (Urus summit).
• Maximum altitude: 5530 m (Ishinca summit).
• Maximum altitude: 6030 m (Tocllaraju summit.)
• Average temperature: Between 13° C – 23° C during the day/ at night -05°C to – 02°C.