trip duration TRIP DURATION
9 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Cordillera Blanca is one of the most emblematic mountaineering destinations in South America. With more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters high, this Peruvian mountain range is so imposing that it is usually called “the little Himalayas”.

During this 9-day program we will ascend three extraordinary peaks of the Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Mateo, Nevado Urus and Ishincha.

From Lima, the capital of the country, you have to head north to the Andean city of Huaraz (3050 m), in the province of Ancash. You can get there by bus or plane.

From there, we will start our expedition with a first acclimatization trek between 3700 and 4400 meters of altitude. After that, it will be time to start with our scheduled ascents.

Our first climbing goal will be the Nevado Mateo (5125 m). After a day off in Huaraz and checking the equipment, we’ll head towards the Ishinca Valley. We will arrive at the base camp and then continue towards our second peak in the Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Urus (5450 m). Finally it will be the turn to ascend the fabulous Nevado Ishinca (5530 m).

Although these summits imply some glacier hiking skills, the technical level required is not very high. In addition, hiring the services of a certified guide will guarantee you the best supervision and safety throughout the journey.

The only mandatory requirement is to have a good physical condition. However, this expedition also includes mules service to the base camps, allowing you a good acclimatization without the need to carry a lot of weight.

If you come to Peru you cannot miss this 9-day mountain expedition in Cordillera Blanca. Send your request and book your places. I’ll be happy to guide you there.

Itinerary

Day 1

Meeting in Huaraz

Day 2

Warm up trek

Acclimatization trek to Churup or Conococha Lakes (4 hours of hike)

Day 3

Nevado Mateo (5125 m)

Ascent time to the summit: 7 hours approx. (round trip)

Day 4

Rest day

Day off in Huaraz to rest and check the equipment.

Day 5

Huaraz - Ishinca Base Camp (4500 m)

Duration of the trek: 5 hours approx.

Day 6

Nevado Urus (5450 m)

Round trip: 9 hours approx.

Day 7

Rest day

Day 8

Nevado Ishinca

The ascent will take about 9 hours (descent also included)

Day 9

Return to Huaraz

The way back to Huaraz will take 3 or 4 walking hours. Optional: bus to Lima at night.

Price per person

1 Person3500USD
Group of 21800USD
Group of 31500USD
Group of 41400USD
Group of 51300USD
Group of 61200USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Porters
Excluded from the price: Huascaran National Park entrance ticket - Accommodation and meals in Huaraz - Personal technical equipment (boots, crampons, axe, harness, helmet) - Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, insulation mat, etc.) - Domestic or international flights - Transfers from Lima to Huaraz and back.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Huaraz

Accommodation

We will sleep in the Ishinca Valley in a hut providing all services (bed, bath, shower, dinner and breakfast).

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