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Nevado Urus 3-day climbing expedition

Nevado Urus Climb
Nevado Urus
Nevado Urus
Nevado Urus Climb

A 3-day program in a classic of Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Urus. It's a great spot for climbers, accompanied by Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

Mar, Oct

High

Intermediate


Description

Do you want to live an unforgettable climbing experience? Then join me on the 3-day Nevado Urus (5495 m) expedition!

The Urus peak is located in the northern side of the Ishinca gorge, in the Cordillera Blanca. It's one of the classic climbing routes on this mountain range in Peru.

Also, it's a great acclimatization climb for reaching higher goals or more difficult technical levels. You don't need any previous climbing experience to join this tour.

I propose a 3-day program in which you'll enjoy incredible landscapes while climbing. Also, amazing views of others peaks such as Ishinca, Tocllaraju and Akilpo.

We will meet in the city of Huaraz. From there, we will drive to Cochapamapa where our donkey driver will be waiting for us. And then, we will start our hike until we reach Base Camp.

On the second day, at 3 am, we will start our hike up to the summit, by a steep ridge. We will enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Finally, on the last day, we will return to Huaraz. You can check the detailed itinerary below this text.

So contact me if you are interested in climbing Nevado Urus! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. You can as well check my Nevado Ishinca 3-day guided ascent. It's also a good acclimatization climb.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back


Itinerary

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

From Huaraz we will drive to Cochapampa where our porter 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 – Urus summit (5450m) – Base Camp

We will start hiking to the top of Urus at 3 am, by a steep ridge until we reach the glacier. Then, we will  climb a spectacular ridge to the summit, with views of the Tocllaraju and Ranrapalca peaks, among others. After the summit, we will go down to Base Camp. (Approx. 5 hours)

Day 3: Base Camp-Huaraz

On the third day, we will go on an easy trail to Cochapampa and go back to Huaraz with the shuttle bus. (Approx. 3 hours).

 

Details

More info

Maximum group size: 12 people Price 8/12 people: USD 310 each

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

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About the guide

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Octavio

4.90

(21)

Mountain Guide

Founder, manager and IFMGA Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks. I work together with my brother Eloy and a team of IFMGA mountain guides, and UIMLA Mountain Leaders. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my qualified colleagues will be your guide.

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 enjoy doing sports climbing and opening new routes in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has taken me to climb most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | UIAGM

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What people are saying about Octavio

5.00

We had 10 days in the Cordillera Blanca and Octavio helped us plan a great trip. We did Laguna 69 day trip, Santa Cruz trek, climbing in Hatunmachay, ice climbing and trekking on Mount Pisco. The trip was very well organised and equipment provided was of high quality. Octavio is an experienced mountain guide and climber so we always felt safe throughout the trip. We had a great chef with us when camping and always enjoyed the food he prepared. Also enjoyed chatting to Octavio in the evenings and hearing his great stories!

5.00

This guys are great. They are certified mountain guides. The food in the camp was better than the restaurants in Huaraz. You feel safe in their hands all the way to the summit. We climbed 3 mountains in the same tour Ishinca, urus and Tocllaraju. Many thanks to the team they make of the tour a fun place during the climb and in base camp. Totally recommendable

5.00

We had 10 days in Andes (Huaraz as base) and wanted to get a mix of trekking, rock climbing and mountaineering. Contacted Andean Peaks who helped me organize the whole trip. Octavio, who was our main guide and one of the owners of the company was super helpful and quick to respond on both emails and Whatsapp. Octavio is a qualified professional mountain guide. Apart from this, he's also a super friendly guy an a good climber. Bonus points for always being punctual, having great equipment/tents etc, good chef (cooked pizza for us at 4600m!). Highly recommend. Activites: 1 day Laguna 69, 3 day Santa Cruz Trek, 2 days rock climbing, 1 day Ice wall climbing and 3 day Pisco mountain.

5.00

My husband and I booked a private day hike with Octavio to Laguna Churup. We wanted to try out a company before committing to a longer trek, and now we feel certain that when we return to Peru, we will book our trek with Andean Peaks. Octavio was great- he even met us at our hotel the night before to let us know what to expect and explain the day’s plan (our Spanish is subpar, but Octavio’s English is great). We were picked up promptly on the day of the trek and enjoyed a scenic drive up to the trailhead. Octavio was very patient and in tune to our needs given it was our first day hiking at altitude. The trail to Churup has some challenging sections involving rock scrambling with aid of cables. Octavio was very knowledgeable about the safest way to negotiate and gave us great instruction to help us reach our destination safely. He also assisted two other hikers (not on our trek) as they were having difficulty with the cable climb. I thought that was a great gesture as otherwise they probably would have had to turn around. We took a break at the lake and enjoyed the provided lunch before climbing up the last bit to complete the lollipop loop trail. Everything went very smoothly, and we so appreciate the trip with Andean Peaks!

5.00

Leaving Huaraz after an amazing trek with Eloy from Andean Peaks. Me and my boyfriend did a Santa Cruz trek (you can opt for a private or group tour), 4 days, 3 nights. All the service was just perfect - food (we thought we will survive on snacks but actually received proper meals and nice company during dinners), support during the actual trek, local stories, luggage transfer etc. The whole team took care of us very nicely, not forgetting about allowing us also to have a nice local experience! The landscape itself is beautiful! Highly recommended! Besides the trek itself, also the communication prior to that was smooth and re-assuring. Thanks Octavio & Eloy!


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