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Tocllaraju (6032m) 5-day Guided ascent, Cordillera Blanca

Tocllaraju (6032m) 5-day Guided ascent, Cordillera Blanca | Peru

Stand at the top of Tocllaraju, one of Peru’s most iconic peaks. Let Jose Luis, an UIMLA certified guide, take you to the summit of this majestic mountain in the Cordillera Blanca.

Private

Cordillera Blanca

5 Days

Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Get amazing views of the Cordillera Blanca

* Follow an expert guide to the summit of Tocllaraju

* Visit charming villages and enjoy the local hospitality

Description

Tocllaraju is one of Peru’s most iconic mountains. It rises at 6,032 meters. Famous for its unique triangular shape, it stands out in the Ishinca valley. Join me on this 5-day guided ascent to reach its summit.

We’ll be able to distinguish this majestic mountain starting at its base camp. Its beautiful shape has granted it fame. However, it is also known because of a snow formation in the shape of a mushroom very close to the mountain. The name Tocllaraju comes from a quechua word that means snow trap. And once you get to see this beautiful peak up close, you feel nothing else but the desire to reach its top.

The itinerary I propose is varied. The first day we’ll head towards Pashpa in the direction of the Ishinca Valley. Then, after about 2 hours, we’ll arrive at the National Park’s control post. Thereupon we’ll get to the Ishinca’s base camp, where we’ll camp for the night.

Day two will be equally amazing, since it will be day in which we reach the ice and snow level. We will cross a dazzling glacier, for which we’ll need to gear up until we arrive at high camp. Once there, we will be rewarded by breathtaking sceneries of Ishinca and Aquilpo.

On day three we will attempt to stand at the top of Tocllaraju leaving camp one at 2:00 am, so we get a hypnotizing sunset on the way to the summit. Then, next day, we’ll take it easy, trekking for about 4 o 5 hours back to base camp. Finally on day five, we’ll head back to Huaraz from where we departed.

If you want to join this adventure, just send me a request. It will be my pleasure to guide you on this expedition in the Cordillera Blanca.

You can also check this Vallunaraju 3-day Guided ascent in the Cordillera Blanca that I guide too.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


About the guide

Guide profile image

José Luis

Mountain Leader

Languages

English

Certificates

AGOCP | UIMLA


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