Urus, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 3 Day Guided Ascent

Join IFMGA certified guide Beto on a thrilling 3 day climb that will take you to the summit of the great Urus peak in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • Climb the beautiful Urus mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.

  • Get amazing views of peaks like Ishinca and Tocllaraju.

  • Push yourself on an exciting ascent that involves climbing on a glacier.

Another one of the great peaks in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, Urus (5,496m) is a fantastic mountain.

Known as the black snow peak, Urus stands tall among the many stunning peaks in the Cordillera Blanca. And for 3 days, we will venture to the top of this majestic peak.

The trip will start where most trips that involve mountaineering in Peru start, in the beautiful town of Huaraz. From Huaraz, we will drive to Pashpa (3,670m). After that, we will trek through the gorgeous Ishinca valley and pass through the national park control until we reach the Ishinca base camp (4,300m), where we will camp for the night.

On the second day of the trip, we will wake at 3:30 am. Afterwards, we will eat breakfast and start our ascent of Urus at 4:00 am. It will take about 3 hours to reach the glacier, and another 2 hours to reach the summit. You will get plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views from the summit before we take the approximately 3 hour trek back down to the base camp, where we will eat dinner and rest for the night.

On the third and final day of the adventure, we will make our way back through the Ishinca valley to Pashpa. From there, we will take a private transport back to Huaraz.

Climbing to the summit of Urus is a must for any mountaineering enthusiast lucky enough to visit the Cordillera Blanca. And if you would like to experience the ascent for yourself, all you have to do is send me a request. 

If you would like to climb another nearby peak in the area, I can also take you to the summit of the Nevado Ishinca on this 3 day climb.

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 The price can be attained by request. In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes all meals, private transportation to and from the trail head, camping and kitchen equipment, porters, group climbing equipment, including ropes etc, ice screws, snow anchors and basic first aid. The price does not include flights, bus tickets, transfers to and from bus stations, personal climbing equipment, including crampons, harness, helmet and boots, which can be rented, sleeping bag and mattress, park entrance fees and travel insurance.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point



Camping in tents at the Ishinca base camp.

More info

It is recommended that participants arrive in Huaraz at least 2 days prior to the start of the trip in order to get properly acclimatized.


About the Guide


Beto Pinto was born to climb giant mountains. Raised in a tiny hamlet in the Shacsha valley outside of Huaraz, he often dreamt of climbing the high peaks which surrounded his countryside home. His first steps he was off trekking and exploring on his own - through remote valleys and high Andean lakes. By age 12, he became the youngest to summit Mt. Vallunaraju (5686m). He next summited Nevado Chopicalqui (6354) at age 14, and by age 15, he stood on top of Nevado Huascaran - the summit he always dreamt of and the highest mountain in Peru. Beto remains the youngest Peruvian to have summited Huascaran.

Beto is licensed as a UIAGM /IFMGA /AGMP Guide, and has WFR certification - this means he is recognized worldwide, and it’s the highest level of guide after 3 years of intensive study and training. He teaches mountain rescue courses to other local guides. He has organized and led the first Peruvian expeditions to the mountains of Ecuador and Bolivia, opening new routes and holding the record time to ascend Mexico’s highest volcano, Pico de Orizaba, in Bolivia Huayna Potosi. Within Peru, he has opened many new routes in various Cordilleras. He is published in The Alpinist, The American Alpine Journal, Desnivel , Barrabes , American Alpine Institute, etc



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