CLIMBING URUS (5495 M), ISHINCA (5530 M) AND TOCLLARAJU (6034 M)
Highlights of the Cordillera Blanca. The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.
About Quebrada Ishinca: Mountain views – Three Peruvian Peaks – Urus (5495m), Ishinca (5530m) and Tocllaraju (6034m). Climb of Ishinca, with a journey through the Ishinca Valley, is a popular destination for climbers who want to get to 5 or 6000 meter peak, but because of the scenic beauty, this is a great climb even if you don’t reach the peak. On this hike we have a fascinating view of the massif that includes Ishinca, Urus, Tocllaraju, Ranrapalco, the Palcarajus and much more.
The Quebrada Ishinca Base camp: Besides a wide plan to put on your tent – offers indeed various possibilities to climb some interesting routes, as Urus Este Normal route, shorter than the Ishinca Normal one. Also the ascent of the neighbouring Urus Central and Urus Oeste shows low difficulties, but these latters are rarely climbed in favour of the very popular Urus Este.
The super-classic Tocllaraju NW ridge and the most difficult Ranrapalca Normal route belong to another climbing range and complete the possibilities.
Day 1: Huaraz – Transfer to Pashpa (3400 m) – Trekking to Ishinca Base Camp (4250 m)
Day 2: Ishinca Base Camp – Climb Ishinca Peak (5530 m) – Base Camp
Day 3: Rest day – Acclimatization at Ishinca Base Camp (4250 m)
Day 4: Ishinca Base Camp – Climb Urus Peak (5495 m) – Ishinca Base Camp (4250 m)
Day 5: Ishinca Base Camp – Tocllaraju Moraine Camp (4950 m)
Day 6: Moraine Camp – Ascend Tocllaraju Peak (6034 m) – Ishinca Base Camp
Day 7: Ishinca Base Camp – Trekking to Cochapampa Lake (3400 m) – Village of Pashpa – Transfer to Huaraz