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Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju climbing expedition

Climb 3 peaks in 7 days in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru: Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju. Octavio,an IFMGA certified guide, will take you up there!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


Would you like to discover the amazing Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes? Then join me in this 7-day climbing expedition to the summits of the Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju mountains.

We will spend 7 unforgettable days! From Ishinca Base Camp we will climb up to the 3 mountains: Urus (5495m), Ishinca (5530m) and Tocllaraju (6034m). They are part of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Also, they belong to the Chinchey massif, in the Ishinca ravine.

Besides, it is one of the favourites spots for mountaineers. Specially, for those looking for a good acclimatization before climbing peaks of more than 6000 metres.

We will meet in the city of Huaraz. Then, we will travel to Cochapampa, where our donkey driver will be waiting for us. From there, we will start our trek up to the Ishinca Base camp, where we will sleep the next days of the trip.

Then, I will guide you up to the summit of Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju, where we will enjoy spectacular views of the Andes! Urus and Ishinca are not tecnically a difficult climb. They will be a good warm up for the more technical climb of Tocllaraju.

So contact me if you want to join me in this expedition to the summits of Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. You can check the detailed itinerary below this text. Also, If you don’t have much time in Peru, I offer a 3-day expedition to Nevado Ishinca. Check it out!


Hotel in Huaraz We will camp during the expedition

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The price also includes: -Cook -Porter -Firs aid kit -Private transport in Huaraz -All meals during trek and climbing expedition, not in Huaraz -Donkey drivers -Donkeys -Kitchen and dining tent -Cooking equipment -Toilent tent

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Day 1: Huaraz-Pashpa-Base camp (4350 m)

From Huaraz we travel to Cochapampa,where our arriero (donkey driver) awaits us. From there we will start our trekking through quenual trees to the base camp, for about 4 hours.

Day 2: Base Camp - Urus Summit (5495m)- Base Camp

We will begin our ascent at 3 am through a steep edge, until we reach the glacier. Then, we will climb to the summit through a spectacular edge overlooking the Nevado Tocllaraju Ranrapalca and others. After reaching the summit, we will descend to the base camp. It will take us about 5 hours in total.

Day 3: : Base Camp - Ishinca Summit (5550 m) - Base Camp

We will start our ascent at 3 am. We will hike up trhough a zigzag road to the glacier where we will make a trip to the summit. From there, we will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view. Then we will descend to the base camp.

Day 4: Rest day- Base camp

Rest day. We will have the option of visiting the Milhuacocha Lagoon. It’s a 2 hour walk.

Day 5: Base Camp - Campo Morrena (4950m)

Today we will ascend through a zigzag road for about 4 hours until we reach  5100 metres. We will camp there.

Day 6: Campo Morrena - Tocllaraju Summit (6034m) - Campo Morrena

We will start the ascent at 1 am through a wide glacier until we reach the first wall of 50 metres(55 – 65 °). After surpassing this wall we will reach the edge, the view of Conchucos Alley. The, we will continue our way up to the summit  of Tocllaraju, where we will enjoy a spectacular view. We will descend to base camp in the afternoon (6 to 7 hrs approximately).

Day 7: Base Camp - Pashpa - Huaraz

Today we will hike down to Cochabamba and return to Huaraz . It will be 3.30 hours approximately.

About the guide

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Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2495 each

Group of 2

USD 1248 each

Group of 3

USD 1135 each

Group of 4

USD 1078 each

Group of 5

USD 1078 each

Group of 6

USD 1078 each

Group of 7

USD 1078 each

Group of 8

USD 1021 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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