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Quebrada Ishinca - Alpamayo/Quitaraju

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Altitud: Tocllaraju 6034 / Alpamayo 5947 msnm
  • Dificult: Moderate to Dificult
  • Season: May - September
From the Ishinca base camp it is possible to climb 3 mountains: Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju. For Urus and Ishinca it is not necessary to have previous climbing experience. Obviously, we offer all the support you need to reach the summit of these peaks. After Urus and Ishinca you should be customized to the climbing techniques in order to be able to reach the summit of the more challenging Tocllaraja, which might be your first 6000er.
Urus 5495 m: moderate
Ishinca 5530 m: moderate
Tocllaraju 6034 m: moderate - difficult
The pyramidal Mount Alpamayo, is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The ascent towards the summit is very steep and is mostly technical climbing. It is recommended, that this mountain only be climbed by well acclimatized people who have reached the top of other peaks before attacking Alpamayo.

  • Day 01: Huaraz - Pashpa - Base Camp (4200 m)
    From Huaraz we will drive to Cochapamapa where our Donkey Driver will be waiting for us. From there we will start our hike, going through a forest of Quenuales trees until Base Camp. Approx. 4 hours
  • Day 02: Base Camp Urus Summit (5495 m) - Base Camp
    We will start hiking our ascent at 3 am by a steep ridge until we reach the glacier, before climbing a spectacular ridge to the Summit, with views of the Tocllaraju and Ranrapalca peaks among others. After the Summit, we will go down to Base Camp. Approx. 5 hours.
  • Day 03: Base Camp - Ishinca Summit (5530 m) - Base Camp
    We will start hiking our ascent at 3 am, taking a zigzag trail to the glacier, where we will begin our journey to the top. From there, we will have a truly panoramic view. Then, we will descend to Base Camp.
  • Day 04:Rest Day - Base Camp Ishinca valley.
    Rest day.(Opcional: trekking to the lake Millucocha.
  • Day 05:Base Camp - Moraine Camp Tocllaraju (4950 m).
    We will take a zigzag trail that will last 4 hours until we reach 5100m where we will camp for the night.
  • Day 06:Moraine Camp - Summit Tocllaraju (6034 m) - Base Camp (4200 m)
    We will start hiking the ascent at 1am along a large glacier until we get to the first 50m wall (55-65°). After climbing it, we will reach a ridge with views of the Callejon de Conchucos. We will carry on to the summit where we will be rewarded with a splendid view. In the afternoon, we will descend to base camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours
  • Day 07:Base Camp - Pashpa - Huaraz
    On the last day, we will have an easy walk to Cochapampa and will return to Huaraz in our vehicle. Approx. 3.5hrs
  • Day 08:Rest Day in Huaraz.
    Rest day.
  • Day 09:Huaraz - llamacoral 3760 m.
    From Huaraz we will drive to a village called Cashapampa with our shuttle vehicle. The donkeys and Donkey Driver will be waiting for us there. From there, we will begin our trail through the Santa Cruz valley until reaching Llamacoral, where we will set up camp. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 10:Llamacoral - Base Camp 4300 m.
    On day 2 we will start our trail in the same valley where the views of two beautiful lakes, Chinacocha and Orconcocha can be enjoyed. Then we will take a Zigzag trail to Base Camp. Approx. 5 hours.
  • Day 11:Base Camp Alpamayo – Moraine Camp 4900 m.
    We will hike up to High Camp, first via a rocky trail until arriving at the glacier, then we will trek through ice and snow with some steep parts until we get to 5450m where we will set up camp.
  • Day 12:High Camp - Summit Alpamayo 5947 m.
    The hike will start at 1 am, trekking until we surpass a bergschrund where the technical part in the ice begins until we reach the summit. Then we will abseil down to High Camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours.
  • Day 13:High Camp – Summit Quitaraju 6025 m
    The hike will start at 1 am, we will walk until we climb a crevice where the technical part on ice starts. It will go on until we get to the top, then we will descend with several rappels to High Camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours. (optional: can go down to base camp)
  • Day 14:High Camp – Base Camp
    Relaxed descent to base camp. Approx. 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 15:Base Camp - Llamacorral - Huaraz
    Walk back through Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa, where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
    • Entrance fee to the Huascarán National Park, US$25.00 per person
    • Transfer hotel/busstation – Huaraz in Hotel
    • Peruvian Local Guide
    • Cook (s)
    • Porter (for climbing part)
    • Donkey drivers
    • Donkeys
    • Private transportation Huaraz/according to the program/Huaraz
    • Complete meals during the trek program and climbing program
    • Kitchen/dinning tent
    • Cooking equipment
    • Collective technical equipment
    • Toilette tent
    • Tents for 2 Person

    Not include:
    • Travel accident and health insurance
    • Transfer/bus station/Hotel – Lima
    • Transfer airport/hotel/airport – Lima
    • Nights Hotel in Lima / Double room with breakfast included
    • City touring Lima
    • Hotel In Huaraz,according to the program 2 nights. Double room with breakfast included
    • Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur
    • Horse(in case of emergency,for trekking parts)
    • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
    • Not mentioned food and beverages
    • Personal Spending
    • Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.)
    • Tips

    Llamacoral 3760 m.
    Nev. Alpamayo
    Nev. Alpamayo - Base Camp
    Nev. Alpamayo
    Nev. Alpamayo
    Summit Nev. Quitaraju

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