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Urus, Ishinca and Huascaran mountain expedition

Enjoy a previous acclimatization trek to get ready for 3 big goals: the Urus, Ishinca and Huascaran summits. You will have the help of a local certified mountain guide from Huaraz.

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Cordillera Blanca

21 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug


Lets conquer 3 amazing peaks of the Cordillera Blanca in the same expedition! One of them, the Huascaran, is the highest mountain of Peru.

It’s my pleasure to invite you to this 21-day mountaineering tour, reaching the highest points of the Cordillera Blanca. During this program, I will help you reach the summits of Urus, Ishinca and Huascaran!

The Ishinca is a popular destination among those climbers in search of a 6000-meter peak. During the ascent we will have the best views of the Ishinca, Urus, Tocllaraju, Ranrapalco and Palcarajus mountains.

Regarding the Urus peak, it is a perfect mountain for an acclimatization before a bigger goal. It’s more a trekking peak than a real climb. Its normal ascent route goes bordering a small glacier. From its summit you’ll enjoy the most outstanding landscapes. From the Ishinca base camp we can reach this peak as well as many others like the Tocllaraju and the Ranrapalca.

Finally, the Huascaran mountain has two summits: the North and South Huascarán. It is the dream of many climbers since it’s the highest peak of the country and its ascent is not difficult. However, the risk of avalanches makes it a serious climb. The mountain offers several routes to reach the summit. In any case, all participants must have a prior acclimatization.

This triple expedition can be done from June to August, during the driest season of Peru. I can lead groups of no more than 12 guests. Remember all participants must have a perfect fitness level as well as some prior summit experience.

If you want to know more details, please have a look to the sample itinerary at the end of this description. It’s just and example and will vary according to the group level and expectations.

And if you want to book you place, feel free to contact me. Fill out the form and I will answer as soon as possible to discuss about your big trip to the Cordillera Blanca.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Day 1: Flight from Europe to Lima. Overnight in the hotel

Day 2: Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100 m)

The trip is 400 km and takes 8 hours.

Day 3: Huaraz - Trekking to Laguna Wilcacoha (3725 m)

Day 4: Huaraz - Trekking to Laguna Churup (4450 m)

Day 5: Huaraz - Transfer to Pashpa (3400 m)

Trekking to Ishinca Base Camp (4250 m).

Day 6: Ishinca Base Camp - Climb Ishinca Peak (5530 m) - Base Camp

Day 7: Rest day

Acclimatization at Ishinca Base Camp (4,250 m)

Day 8: Climb Urus Peak (5495 m) - Ishinca Base Camp

Day 9: Tocllaraju Moraine Camp (4950 m)

Day 10: Ascend Tocllaraju Peak (6034 m) - Ishinca Base Camp

Day 11: Trekking to Cochapampa Lake (3400 m) - Village of Pashpa - Transfer to Huaraz

Day 12: Rest day in Huaraz.

Optional: Rock climbing in Chancas.

Day 13: Huaraz - Transfer to Musho (3000 m) - Trekking Huascarán Base Camp (4250 m)

Day 14: Ascend to High Camp I (5350 m)

Day 15: Ascend to High Camp I (5350 m)

Day 16: Ascend to Huascarán Summit (6768 m) - Trekking descent to Base Camp

Day 17: Extra day

Reserve day in case of bad weather or to sleep in High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m).

Day 18: Base Camp - Trekking to Musho - Transfer to Huaraz

Day 19: Transfer to the Anta airport and flight to Lima - Transfer to hotel

Day 20: Stay in Lima - Transfer to the airport

Day 21: Flight back home



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The price does not include:

  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)

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About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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