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Day 1 Arrive Lima.  Your guide will meet  you at the  airport, and you go immediately to Hotel Las Floras .

Bus ride to Huaraz (8-10 hours).  Stay at Hotel El Patio.

3 Market morning, then open-air truck ride to the cordillera El Negro for hiking/acclimatization.

Ishinka valley Base Camp Trek (4100m)-today we van ride to Ishinka Valley trek to base camp with full burro support.  This stunning valley sits directly under Tocllaraju, Urus, Ishinka, and Ranrapalca.  

5  Rest/acclimatize/sun bathe (if the sun is out!). 

6 To Ishinka Advanced Base Camp (4800 meters). 

7 Acclimatizing

8 Summit Ishinka.  Snow and ice climbing practice.  Crevasse rescue procedures learned or refreshed.  Return to basecamp better fit, tired, excited.

9  Rest, and pack for Urus.

  Climb Urus in one day, return to base camp.  Pack our things.

11.  Pack out to the trailhead; bus ride back to Huaraz for warm shower and celebration.

12.  Bus to Lima; flight or hotel.

      Market Day in Huaraz

Loading the Burros

Approaching the Mountains

Ishinka Approach








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Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA


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Disclaimer: Rock, snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.  We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is provided or implied.  You may be injured or killed while climbing.