Urus Ishinca Tocllaraju 2-Week Guided Climb

IFMGA certified mountain guide, Koky wants to lead you on a trek through a breathtaking trifecta of peaks, Urus, Ishinca & Tocllaraju in the Peruvian Andes

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

14 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    2515 USD

     

    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
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Lima

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

    • Day 2Huaraz

      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 3Puka Ventana

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

    • Day 4Laguna Churup (4,500m)

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

    • Day 5Vallunaraju

      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 6Pashpa

      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 7Urus (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 8Rest Day and Skills Review
    • Day 9Ishinca (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 10Rest Day
    • Day 11High Camp (5,000m)

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

    • Day 12Tocllaraju (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 13Huaraz

      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 14Lima

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

     
     

    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

     

    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!

     
     
    FROM 2515 USDper person
     

     

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