People per Guide
Type of Trip
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- 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
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.
Private pick-up at Lima International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Lima for meal and rest.
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.
Orientation meeting in hotel. 4 hour acclimatization hike to the puka ventana (red window). Spend the night in Huaraz hotel.
Laguna Churup (4,500m)
Approximately 5 hour hike to the Laguna Churup. Return to Huaraz hotel for the night.
Acclimatization hike to glacier on Vallunaraju mountain. Possible ice climbing (depending on weather conditions) or skills review. Return to Huaraz hotel for the night.
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.
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
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
High Camp (5,000m)
Approximate 6 hour trek to high camp. Dinner and early bed time.
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.
Sleep in and awaken to delicious breakfast. Pack up and load donkeys for hike back to Pashpa and return to Huaraz. Check into hotel.
Last minute shopping for family and friends before leaving for Lima at 11am. Arriving at the airport or hotel by 7:30pm.
Hotel in Lima and Huaraz
Camping in mountains
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
About the Guide
UIAGM/AGMP Mountain Guide from Peru.
I've been a UIAGM guide since 1999, and have experience climbing and guiding along the Andes in Peru, Chile and Bolivia, and in the Alps.
I'm also specialized in mountain photography and film-making.
So contact me and I'll guide around the best of the Andes in Peru!