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!




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not 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!

Price per person

Group of 2
1210 USD

Group of 3
1100 USD

Group of 4
1045 USD

Group of 5
1045 USD

Group of 6
1045 USD

Group of 7
1045 USD

Group of 8
990 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters


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.



  • 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.


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next dates Info
21/07/2019 to 27/07/2019
Guaranteed departure. 2 spots left
29/07/2019 to 04/08/2019
26/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
16/09/2019 to 22/09/2019

Other details

Meeting point

Hotel in Huaraz
We will camp during the expedition

More info

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


About the Guide


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.

FROM 990 USD per person


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