CORDILLERA BLANCA ISHINCA MOUNTAIN

Duración

3D / 2N

Tipo de tour

Sky

Altitud del tour

5530 m

Tamaño de grupo

2 a 10 personas.

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.
La Cordillera Blanca is one of the best and unexplored mountain ski areas in Peru, with a wide winter season and magnificent snow.
The great variety of places, orientations and inclinations allow the practice of skiing in the tropical climate. Skiing in the middle of the great mountains, such as Copa and Huascaran make it unique.

Ishinca valley is one of the few valleys in the Cordillera Blanca that offers variety of easy and/or difficult climbs from the same Base Camp. Ishinca Base Camp is a great spot to have a perfect acclimatization process if you have bigger challenges.
This program includes to climb the summit Mt. Ishinca (5,530 m / 18,143 ft.) on ski

Mt. ISHINCA.

FIRST ASCENT:SW ridge 12 May 1,954 by P. Baltazar, C. Fernandez, C. Morales, M. Romero and F. Suazo (D. S.).

SEASON: December to june.

DIFFICULTY: FACILE(easy): Straightforward, possibly a glacial approach, snow and ice will often be at an easy angle.

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Tour Program

Itinerary

Day 01
HUARAZ 3100m/ COCHAPAMPA 3600m/ ISHINCA BASE CAMP 4350m
Today we leave the city of Huaraz toward the north and down to the Callejón de Huaylas (also known as the Santa Valley) to the village of Paltay. We continue on an unpaved route to Pashpa, on to the small Lake Cochapampa 3600m. Here is where our local team of mule drivers waits for us. It is a 90 minute trip from Huaraz to Paltay. We then have a tranquil climb through the Ishinca Valley to our camp, near Refugio Ishinca. 4-5 hours.
Day 02
BASE CAMP 4350m/ ISHINCA SUMMIT 5530m/ BASE CAMP 4350m.
A continuous climb on a good trail and then over the moraine to the glacier. The climb on the glacier is not steep, except for the last 50 meters to the summit. However, in some years, depending on the conditions at the glacier, there can be some steep sections or hard ice, Return via the same trail to Base Camp. 10-12 hours.
Day 03
BASE CAMP 4350m / HUARAZ 3100m
After breakfast we leave at 8 am for an easy return walk to Pashpa. Today burros will be carrying our camping and personal equipment. We’ll return via a hillside covered with queñuales trees (Polylepis spp.), native to the high Andes. Here our private transport will be waiting.

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