People per Guide
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
Today I would like to propose a different experience in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. There will be 4 magic days in which we will attack two important summits of Peru: the Urus and Ishinca peaks!
This mountaineering program is suitable for those climbers who are in search of conquering two mountains on the same trip.
The Nevado Urus, at 5420 meters of altitude and the Ishinca peak at 5530 meters are two of the most important summits of the region. Moreover, together with the Nevado Tocllaraju, they imply a must-climb for mountaineers all around the world. That is why I am also leading this 7-day ascent to these 3 mountains. It is a really unforgettable adventure for well trained people.
The best period to come to the Cordillera Blanca is from May till September. I can guide a group of 3 guests as maximum. Please find more details about the day-by-day at the end of this page.
I will be waiting for your contact so we can discuss and plan your next adventure up to the Urus and Ishinca summits! I have no doubt it will be one of the best experiences of your life. Get in touch with me!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Huaraz - Pashpa - Ishinca Base Camp (4,400 m)
We will leave from the city of Huaraz by bus in direction to the North until arriving at the town of Taricá from where we will take the detour to the East. Once we get to Cochapampa we will meet the team of porters and continue along the road to take the trail that will take us to the Ishinca base camp. Walking time: 4 to 5 hours.
Ishinca Base Camp – Urus (5,495 m) – Base Camp
We will get up at 4 AM for breakfast. Then we will leave through a well marked trail towards the moraine camp and then, ascend the glacier until we are finally at the summit of the Nevado Urus. From here we will enjoy an impressive view of the mountains of Huascarán, Copa, Aquilpo, Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, Pucaraju, Ishinca, Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca and Vallunaraju. Return down by the same path. Total walking time: 6 to 8 hours.
Base Camp - Ishinca (5530 m) – Base Camp
Today we will get up at 3 AM. After breakfast we will start walking by the opposite side of the previous day, crossing the pampa and dodging some streams of the Toclla lagoon until arriving at the trail that will take us to the foot of the glacier. Then we will walk on the glacier until we reach the summit. We will enjoy the panoramic view for a few minutes and then, return to the base camp. Hiking time of the day: 8 to 10 hours.
Ishinca Base Camp - Pashpa – Huaraz
Return by the same way until arriving at Cochapampa where the bus will be waiting for the return to the city of Huaraz.
Not included in the price:
- Personal meals and guide's meals
- Personal technical equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Entrance Fee to Huascarán National Park (65.00 soles per person)
About the Guide
AGMP - UIAGM Guide from Perú
Edgar Hugo Sifuentes Maguiña Mountain Officer Guide AGMP - UIAGM (Operations Manager) trained as a Mountain Diploma Guide in 1992, with the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP), under the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism of Peru and COTESU (Swiss Technical Cooperation), in 1996 enters the table of Instructors of the AGMP to date. In 1999 the AGMP joined the UIAGM (International Union of Mountain Guides Associations) in which he is also a member, in 2001 he is President of the AGMP making substantial changes within the Institution.