Ascent of the easy 5000 meters of the Cordillera Blanca

Duration : 16 days

Peru

Level : intermediate

from 2600 € / p. from 4 to 6 persons

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Description

The Nevado Urus (5495m), Nevado Ishinca (5530m) and Nevado Pisco (5752m) are the easy summits of over 5000 meters of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

I propose you to climb these summits to discover the high altitude and precisely as a first experience "of expedition outside the Alps". The fact that they are not too high tops allows us to discover how our body reacts to altitude and better understand how to prepare for future high-altitude expeditions.

Program

D1: Flight Europe - Lima.
We will leave Europe in the morning to reach Lima the same evening thanks to the jet lag. Transfer to the bus station from where we will embark, between 10:30 and 11:00pm, for the night trip to Huaraz (8 hours of night bus trip).

D2: Arrival in Huaraz (3050m) around 6am.
Transfer to the hotel, distribution of rooms, rest, visit of the city.

D3: Acclimatization hike to Laguna Churup (4500m).
First acclimatization hike in one of the most beautiful places of the Huaraz Andes. Discovery of local life and beautiful high mountains lagoons.
4 to 5 hours walk back to the hotel in the afternoon.

D4: Acclimatization hike to Cerro Yatunmachay (4760m).
Taxi transfert to Jatun Machay (4350m) in 2 hours.
Beautiful panorama on the southern part of the White Cordillera.
Return to Jatun Machay then taxi to Huaraz and arrival at the hotel late in the afternoon.

D5: Acclimatization hike to the Vallunaraju glacier (5000m).
Transfer by taxi to Quebrada Llaca and hike along the steep path that goes up to the base camp, at the beginning of the Vallunaraju glacier (5000m). Wild placand beautiful views of the impressive south face of Oshapalca (6100m). Visit the Inca ruins of Wilkawuain on the way back.

D6: Rest in Huaraz.
Day of rest and preparation of the equipment for the stay in refuge and the mountaineering outings of the following days. Purchase of food.

D7: Climb to Hishinca refuge (4405m).
Transfer by taxi to Cochapampa and hike to the refuge in 3h30 / 4h. Transportation of heavy equipment by mules. Afternoon of rest, preparation of the equipment for the first mountaineering outing of the next day.
Dinner and overnight at the refuge.

D8: Ascent of Nevado Urus (5495m).
Departure at 2am from the refuge to follow the steep path that climbs the moraine to the Urus. Follow a steep snow / ice slope and snow slopes to easy summit rocks.
8 to 9 hours walk.
Return to the refuge, rest and preparation of the equipment for the next day's outing.
Full board at the refuge.

D9: Ascent of Nevado Ishinca (5530m).
Departure at 2am from the refuge to follow the path then the regular glacier to the foot of the summit where a steep slope will take us to the highest point.
9 to 10 hours walk.
Back to the refuge, rest and luggage preparation for the return to Huaraz the next day.
Full board at the refuge.

D10: Return to Huaraz (3050m).
Cochapampa Refuge - Huaraz: 4 to 5 hours.
Hotel, rest.

D11: Rest in Huaraz.
Day of rest and preparation of the equipment for the stay in refuge and the mountaineering outing of the following days. Purchase of food.

D12: Climb to the Pisco refuge (4750m).
Transfer by taxi to curve 77 and start of the hike to the refuge (2h30 to 3h). Transportation of heavy equipment by mules.
Afternoon of rest and preparation of the equipment for the last mountaineering outing the next day.
Dinner and overnight at the refuge.

D13: Ascent of Nevado Pisco (5752m).
Departure at 1am from the refuge to follow the path, the moraine and finally the glacier to the summit.
9 to 11 hours walk.
Return late in the afternoon to Huaraz.

D14: Return by bus to Lima.
Preparation of luggage and night bus to Lima.

D15: Flight back to Europe.
Arrival in Lima around 6am. Depending on the schedule of the return flight to Europe, it will be possible to visit the city of Lima.

D16: Arrival in Europe and end of the trip.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the UIAGM European mountain guide and a UIAGM mountain guide from Peru for mountaineering outings
  • Stay of the European mountain guide
  • All services in Peru mentioned in this program (B& Bin Huaraz on the basis of double or triple room, 2 full board and 2 half-board in refuges, transfer back and forth to Huaraz for hikes and approaches, transport of equipment to refuges by mules, entrance fees to the park)

The price does not include

  • Insurance
  • Flights in tourist class from Europe (the flight of the European guide is the responsibility of the participants)
  • Airport taxes (Lima: 30US $)
  • Lunches and dinners in Lima and Huaraz
  • Snacks for mountaineering outings
  • Extra drinks, personal purchases, any additional hotel nights, tips and anything not specified in "The price includes".

Taxes, lunches, dinners and snacks of the European guide are the responsibility of the participants.

Accommodation

Hotel and refuge.

Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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