The Cordillera Blanca: Ishinca, Urus & Tocllaraju in 10 days, from Huaraz, Peru

Reach the summits of Ishinca, Urus and Tocllaraju on this 10-day program in the Cordillera Blanca led by UIAGM certified aspirant guide Nicolás.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Reach the summit of three different peaks in one 10-day program.

  • Contemplate incredible sights of the mountains during the whole trip.

  • Live an amazing sportive experience in the Cordillera Blanca and Huaraz.

 

Have a wonderful time exploring the Cordillera Blanca on this 10-day adventure departing from Huaraz in Peru. We’ll get to the top of three wonderful peaks in the range: Ishinca (5,530 meters), Urus (5,423 meters) and Tocllaraju (6,034 meters).

Located in the Huascarán National Park, Urus Peak is an excellent ascent for acclimatization. As for Ishinca, due to its easy route and incredible sights, it’s one of the most famous mountains in the range. Certainly, the big star of our expedition will be Tocllaraju, one of the tallest and most popular peaks in the Cordillera Blanca and Perú.

Apart from the ascents, on this 10-day program, I offer you the possibility to go rock climbing around the Antacocha Lake. This is an excellent climbing destination near Huaraz where we can enjoy great multi-pitch routes and contemplate fantastic views from the range. Furthermore, we’ll go on acclimatization ascents and discover beautiful lakes in the area. Please, take a look at the bottom of the page for a detailed description of the itinerary.

Regarding difficulty, keep in mind it’s mandatory for this program to have prior mountaineering experience as well as a very good level of fitness.

So, would you like to take part of this adventure in the mountains of Cordillera Blanca? Then all you have to do is send the request to book your place. You won’t regret your choice!

Looking for more mountaineering experiences in the Andes? Then take a look at these programs that I lead to Tupungato, Marmolejo and Ojos del Salado.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2550 USD

Group of 2
1300 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
 Not included: night in refuge and entrance to the park.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Rock climbing day in Antacocha

    On day 1, we can go rock climbing around Antacocha Lake or, if you don’t wish to climb, we can visit the gorgeous Lake 69, inside the Huascarán National Park.

  • Day 2Nevado Mateo

    We’ll enjoy a full day of mountaineering to the summit of Nevado Mateo, at 5,150 meters of altitude.

  • Day 3Rest Day (optional)
  • Day 4Huaraz - Base Camp

    On this day, we’ll depart from Huaraz at 8 am in the direction of Pashpa, where we’ll begin our 4-hour approach to the Base Camp.

  • Day 5Base Camp - Ishinca - Base Camp

    We’ll wake up very early in the morning and depart at 4.30 am to the Ishinca summit. After 1.30 hours, we’ll get to the Ishinca Glacier and then it will take us 3 hours reach the top. Afterwards, we can descend through the same route or across the west face.

  • Day 6Base Camp - Urus - Base Camp

    Day 6 will also start very early: we’ll wake up at 4 am and depart at 5 am. This ascent is easier and it will take us around 2 hours to get to the summit, from where we’ll gaze at a breathtaking views.

  • Day 7Rest and preparation day
  • Day 8Morrena Camp Tocllaraju

    At 10 am, we’ll go on a 2-hour climb and take our equipment to the Morrena Camp, at 5,150 meters of altitude.

  • Day 9Tocllaraju Summit

    On the summit day, we’ll begin our journey at 1 am to get to the top between 7 and 9 am. Then, we’ll begin the descent to the Base Camp, where we’ll relax and celebrate our achievement.

  • Day 10Base Camp - Huaraz

    We’ll share breakfast at 8 am and then return to Huaraz.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

Participants should bring coat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothes, waterproof jacket, gloves, waterproof pants, socks, mountain boots, helmet, harness, 2 carabiners with insurance, ATC with HMS carabiner, crampons, sticks and 2 ice axes.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I live in Cajón del Maipo, Chile, where climbing opportunities are almost endless!

I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountain, especially on technical routes. I also do rock climbing courses in different parts of Chile and in my city.

During my tours, I try to generate the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.

 
 
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