Trek & Climb: Nevados Urus & Ishinka
Trek & Climb: Nevados Urus & Ishinka – Flying in from your country you’ll arrive in Lima in the afternoon. Then transfer to the bus station in Lima (Plaza Norte Terminal) – Huaraz (Travel by bus, the journey lasts around 7-8 hrs)
Urus & Ishinka nevados in the Cordillera Blanca.
To climb Ishinka, beginning with a journey through the Ishinca Valley; is a popular destination for climbers who want to get to 5 or 6,000 meter peak. Then purely for the scenic vistas, this is a great climb even if you don’t summit. Views of the massif that includes Ishinca, Urus, Tocllaraju, Ranrapalco, the Palcarajus and more.
Urus is an acclimatization mountain to prepare for the higher peaks in the Cordillera Blanca. It’s normally considered a trekking peak more than a climbing one; but weather conditions can make this ‘easy’ summit far from a sure bet. If your time in Peru is short or you don’t have much high-altitude experience the climbs in this valley should be considered as a great starting point. Generally after the first treks the most popular peaks of Cordillera Blanca to achieve over 5,000+ meters are: Urus Este, Ishinca and Pisco Oeste.
Following then, it is also possible to summit just one peak in this zone; this is a 2-day trip to summit either Urus or Ishinca. This is an ideal trek and climb route for those starting out in glacial climbing.
Breakfast x 3
Lunch x 4
Dinner x 3
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual high-mountain guide
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Trekking Poles)
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Travel & Adventure Insurance (we highly recommend some form of medical evacuation insurance)
Entrance fee to the Huascarán National Park (S./150.00 per person)
Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet (can be hired as part of trip)
Emergency mule (can be hired for the expedition)
Trekking socks (synthetic fibers)
Hat for cold weather (fleece)
microfiber shirts and thermal
Day Backpack or advance 40 liters
Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex or other)
Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other)
Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
Sunscreen (lips and skin)
Personal First Aid Kit
Washbag and towel
||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
|Food & Water
||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
||An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco.
||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)
||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
||Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.