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Nevado Ishinca 3-day guided ascent, Cordillera Blanca

A great climb trip in Nevado Ishinca, a famous summit of Cordillera Blanca. Enjoy this great expedition with Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide!

Mountain RangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca
Duration3 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Join me on a great climb expedition to one of the most popular summits in Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Ishinca (5530 m)! This is a long tour, across a glacier with crevasses and ice caves, but climbing it is technically easy.

This beautiful mountain is located in the Cordillera Blanca, more precisely in the Chinchey Massif. It lies between two of the highest peaks: Ranrapalca and Palcaraju.

This time, I propose a 3-day program exploring this beautiful region and reaching the Nevado Ishinca summit. It’s a classic climbing mountain route for those who want to acclimatize before attempting bigger objectives.

This expedition has a low technical difficulty, so it’s a really accessible climbing spot. However, you need to be in good physical shape.

From Huaraz we will drive to Cochapamapa. Our donkey driver will be waiting for us. From there we will start our hike and camp for the night!

On the second day, we will start our ascent to the summit very early in the morning. We will enjoy a fantastic panorama view from the top! Then we will descend to Base Camp, and return to Huaraz on the third day. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below this text.

If you are interested in climbing Nevado Ishinca in Peru, please feel free to contact me! I’ll be glad to guide you up there. And if you are looking for a more challenging ascent, you can also check the Nevado Huascaran 6-day ascent that I also guide.


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Maximum group size: 12 Price 8/12 people: USD 310 The price also includes: Donkeys-Donkey drivers-Cook and helpers-Cooking equipment-Private transportation from Huaraz-according to the program-to Huaraz-Tent for 2 people./// The price doesn't include: Aclimatization tour-Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park-Entrance fee to the Comunity (Huayhuash)-Horse(in case of emergency, on some trekking parts)- Not mentioned food and beverages- Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.)

Meeting point

Huaraz city




Day 1: Huaraz – Pahpa – Base Camp (4350m)

From Huaraz we will drive to Cochapamapa where our donkey Driver will be waiting for us. From there we will start our hike, going through a forest of Quenuales trees until Base Camp. (Approx. 4 hours)

Day 2: Base Camp-Ishinca Summit-Base Camp

We will start hiking up at 3 am, taking a zigzag trail to the glacier, where we will begin our journey to the top. From the summit, we will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view. Then, we will descend to Base Camp.

Day 3: Base Camp-Huaraz

Hike down to Cochapampa where our shuttle bus will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz.

About the guide

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Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1021 each

Group of 2

USD 537 each

Group of 4

USD 409 each

Group of 5

USD 363 each

Group of 6

USD 341 each

Group of 7

USD 341 each

Group of 8

USD 320 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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