trip duration TRIP DURATION
14 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Come with me on a 2-week journey to three of the most impressive peaks in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, Urus (5,420m), Ishinca (5,530m) and Tocllaraju (6,000m).

Each one of these mountains is unique. With each one offering it’s own challenges, gifts, views and personalities.

Urus will be the first mountain we will scale. The easiest of the three, there will be no rush during the ascent to the east ridge summit. Instead it will be a moderate climb that will be comfortable and fun. Ishinca offers a higher summit and steeper climb. However, this more challenging climb will properly prepare you for the final mountain, Tocllaraju.

While a gradual build-up to the grand finale, the summit of Tocallaraju, this 2-week trek will allow you to develop your skills and get better acquainted with your equipment during rest days. Filled with variety, this expedition will see you spending 7 nights in a hotel and 7 nights camping in the Peruvian Andes. There will be rock climbing. There will possibly be ice climbing. You will use crampons, harnesses and rope, and plenty of other equipment. you will traverse ice, rock and Andean tundra. Besides the three peaks, you will also get to see a great deal of amazing things.

  • The turquoise waters of Laguna Churup
  • The Vallunaraju glacier for possible ice climbing
  • The Puka Ventana
  • The mountain village of Pashpa

Most people dream of scaling one mountain, but I’m offering you the chance to scale three in one trip. So come with me and see the dramatic, spectacular peaks of Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju.

I’ll be awaiting your message.

And if you are interested in a ski tour on the mighty mountain, Qupa, within the Cordillera Blanca, you can also join me on this trip.

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima

Private pick-up at Lima International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Lima for meal and rest.

Day 2

Huaraz

Private transfer in the morning to bus station. Comfortable, first class bus ride to Huaraz (approximately 8 hour ride). Settle into hotel for the night.

Day 3

Puka Ventana

Orientation meeting in hotel. 4 hour acclimatization hike to the puka ventana (red window). Spend the night in Huaraz hotel.

Day 4

Laguna Churup (4,500m)

Approximately 5 hour hike to the Laguna Churup. Return to Huaraz hotel for the night.

Day 5

Vallunaraju

Acclimatization hike to glacier on Vallunaraju mountain. Possible ice climbing (depending on weather conditions) or skills review. Return to Huaraz hotel for the night.

Day 6

Pashpa

Drive up to small mountain village of Pashpa. Load up donkeys before taking 8 mile hike to the Ishinca Valley. Establish base camp at 4,100m.

Day 7

Urus (5,420m)

Leave camp at 4 am. Work up to summit of Urus. Approximately reaching it by 11 am. Return to base camp for dinner and rest.

Day 8

Rest Day and Skills Review

Day 9

Ishinca (5,530m)

Leave camp at 4 am. Work way up to summit of Ishinca. Approximately reaching it at 1 pm. Descent back to base camp at approximately 6 pm for dinner and rest.

Day 10

Rest Day

Day 11

High Camp (5,000m)

Approximate 6 hour trek to high camp. Dinner and early bed time.

Day 12

Tocllaraju (6,000m)

Wake up at midnight. After light breakfast, 2 am departure to summit of Tocllaraju’s north ridge. Return to high camp at approximately 2 pm. After rest and food, make way down to base camp for dinner and sleep.

Day 13

Huaraz

Sleep in and awaken to delicious breakfast. Pack up and load donkeys for hike back to Pashpa and return to Huaraz. Check into hotel.

Day 14

Lima

Last minute shopping for family and friends before leaving for Lima at 11am. Arriving at the airport or hotel by 7:30pm.

Price per person

Group of 42515USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

Lima International Airport

Accommodation

Hotel in Lima and Huaraz
Camping in mountains

More info

All food during in-town days or extra food/beverages is not included
Porters to carry personal equipment to/from Moraine Camp on Tocclaraju is not included. Any additional porters can be contracted by climbers as requested at an additional cost

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