The Ishinca Valley is located just outside of Huaraz, and is an excellent location to climb a variety of peaks. This trip will ascend a variety of climbs that are great for beginning high altitude climbers wanting to gain high altitude climbing experience. The short approach provides for a maximum amount of time to acclimate and learn glacier, snow and ice climbing skills.
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June to August
.Certified professional Mountain Guide
.Meals During The Expeditions
.Donkey and Donkey Driver
.Private Transfer for start and end the Climb
.Personal Tent, kitchen Tent with utensils, Dining Tent with table and chairs, Toilet Tent
.Entrance Fees to Huascaran National Park
.Aclimatization to Churup Lake 4,450m
.Taxi from Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
.Personal Climbing Gear
.Hotel in Lima / Huaraz
.Ticket Bus From Lima/ Huaraz / Lima
.Taxi from Lima Airport to bus Station Lima
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Peru is known for having very stable periods of weather during the Andean Winter (May – Aug). The remainder of the season is dominated by the rainy season.
While climbing and trekking in Cordillera Blanca you will encounter a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude. In one day you may experience temperatures below zero, then daytime highs of 50-70ºF range with intense solar radiation. You will need everything from shorts and a t-shirt for your time in the town of Huaraz to being fully clothed in down expedition jackets on summit day. This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list.
Dia A.- Lima – Connect to – Huaraz Hotel
Dia B.- Acclimatizing Day Tour to Churup Lake 4,450m. Hotel
Dia 01.- Huaraz – Cochapampa – Ishinca Base Camp 4,300m
After the breakfast in Huaraz at 7:30 a.m. we will drive 1 hour to Pashpa (cochapampa) at 11,220’ here our donkey and donkey driver will be waiting for us, we will load our gear and trek 4-5 hours to Ishinca base camp in Huascaran National Park. We then settle into campand prepare our climbing equipment for the next day at our overnight camp; Ishinca base camp (14,190’).
Day 02.- Base Camp – Urus Summit at 5,490m
We will wake up at 3 am and have breakfast then we will start hiking at 3:30 a.m. After 3 hours of hiking we will arrive atthe glacier where we will put our climbing gear and start climb up to the summit 2 + hours; Urus summit (18,134’) We will enjoy the nice view before descending for 1 hour to moraine camp and continue to base camp arriving at 12:00 p.m. for overnight camping.
Day 03.- Base Camp – Ishinca Summit at 5,560m.
We will wake up very early and we will have breakfast around 2:00a.m. and start hiking 2:30 a.m. after 3 hours we will arrive at the glacier then we will put our climbing gear and start climb up to the summit 18,134’ (approx. 3 hours) After our summit we will start to descend to moraine camp and continue to base camp for another night of camping
Day 04.- Base Camp – Rest Day
Day 05.- Base Camp – Moraine Camp 4,800m
After breakfast at base camp we will check our climbing gear and prepare for our climb. We climb to the Moraine camp (16,170′) where we will spend the night.
Day 06.- Moraine Camp – Tocllaraju Summit at 6,030m. – Base Camp
After our breakfast at 1:00 a.m. we will climb approximately 5 hours to the summit of Tocllaraju (19,912’). On top we will enjoy the splendid views of the surrounding peaks. We will then return to the Moraine camp, collect our gear and descend into base camp for the night
Day 07.- Base Camp – Cochapampa – Huaraz Hotel
Today we will return to Huaraz. We will pass through Pashpa (Cochapampa ) where we will transfer to Huaraz. Tonight we will enjoy a celebration dinner.