Peru: Mountaineering Course expedition Cordillera Blanca
Mountaineering Course, climb 2 summits over 5000m and a 6000m Summit
Snow-covered ice giants, blue skies, good accessibility – that’s expedition mountaineering in Peru. This training expedition with three attractive peaks of varying difficulty is a mixture of a training course and a real expedition. “Learning by doing” is the motto here. You will learn important theoretical and practical content for mountaineering at high altitudes, such as B. walking on fixed ropes and the right acclimatization technique. You practice familiar things intensively, such as the correct handling of ice axes and crampons as well as crevasse rescue. You will then have ample opportunity to apply the whole thing to a real expedition. The aim of the event is to systematically prepare the experienced mountaineer to take part in a larger expedition.
- Training expedition, easy, 15 days
- Learn compact expedition mountaineering
- Three targets of different difficulty:
Nevado Urus 5495 m, Nevado Ishinca 5530 m, and on the
Andean 6000m Nevado Tocllaraju, 6034 m
- Tips and tricks from an experienced expedition leader
- Experienced in expeditions, English speaking loca guide state-certified mountain and ski guide
If you have booked your flight and transfer through the Peru Expeditions Tours, an employee of our local partner will be waiting for you at Lima Airport for the transfer to the centrally located hotel. Otherwise please take a taxi. Depending on the arrival time, there is time for initial explorations on your own.
All participants and your mountain guide will meet at the latest at breakfast. We leave the capital on the Panamericana, first always along the coast, heading north. Stop in Barranca for a small snack. Then we leave the coast and quickly gain altitude. After about 8 hours drive we reach Huaraz (410 km/ 8 hours). The “Chamonix of the Andes” lies spectacularly between the peaks of the Cordillara Negra and the ice peaks of the Cordillera Blanca.
Free day set aside for altitude adjustment. Located in the Santa Valley at an altitude of around 3000 m, the area is ideal for acclimatization hikes. Overnight at hotel.
Bus ride through the Rio Santa into the Ishinca Valley past the Hacienda Collon, 3350 m, to Pashpa, 3600 m, where the road ends. We spend the night here for better acclimatization.
Driving time: 40 km / approx. 1.5 hours
The luggage is loaded onto the mules. Along the creek you approach steep granite walls. Then through light forest and finally over alpine meadows you reach the end of the valley, where the base camp is set up at 4350. For the next few days, your home will be framed by the ice walls of the Tocllaraju and Palcaraju.
Hm ↑ approx. 750 Gz approx. 5 h
Acclimatization and preparation are the order of the day. You will be systematically prepared for the upcoming tours in theory and practice. Fixed rope training, high camp construction, high-altitude tactics, material science are just a few of the many interesting topics. A short acclimatization hike rounds off the day.
Hm ↑ about 200-500 Gz about 2-3.5 h
7th-12th Day: Training and ascent of Nevado Urus, 5240 m, Nevado Ishinca, 5530 m, and Nevado Tocllaraju, 6034 m.
First you set your sights on the Nevado Urus, 5420 m. Over moraines, boulders and glacial striations you come to the glacier tongue in a long traverse. Over sloping firn slopes and past large rock gendarmes you climb the tiny point to the top in 5.5 hours. The next destination is the Nevado Ishinca, 5530 m. If the conditions are favourable, the worthwhile crossing of the mountain can be tackled from the north-east, a dream tour. First it goes through a well-developed climbing system and then over scree to the glacier. In a left-hand loop through large fracture zones you reach the summit structure after around 6.5 hours, finally over a steep summit flank (approx. 50 degrees). The descent is via the tamer south-west side, which takes you back to the camp in 3 hours. “King” of the round is the Nevado Tocllaraju, a veritable six-thousander, for the ascent of which a high camp can be set up at 5050 m or 5200 m, walking time 4 to 5 hours. The next day you have to set off very early to climb the Tocllarajus, because there are a few hurdles to overcome. The route leads through heavily split glaciers and over several steep steps to the base of the summit flank and the ridge shoulder. Finally, the solitary summit is reached via an exposed ridge after 7.5 hours of ascent. Via the high camp you descend back to the base camp, 4.5 hours, where you can end the train expedition with some “Cervezas”. For all mountain destinations, the steepest sections must be secured with fixed ropes. Two days are available between the mountain climbs for further training and regeneration.
Urus Hm ↑↓1070 Gz ↑5.5 h ↓2.5 h,
Ishinca Hm ↑↓1250 Gz ↑6.5 h ↓3 h,
Tocllaraju Hm ↑750+900 Gz ↑4+7.5 h Hm ↓1650 Gz ↓4.5h
Descent and return to Huaraz, afternoon stroll through the city before the farewell dinner and a revival of the summit celebrations.
Hm ↓850 Gz ↓3 h
Hm ↑↓ approx. 850 Gz approx. 3 h
We return to the capital on the same route as on the outward journey.
Driving time: 410 km / 8 hours
If you have booked the long-haul flight through the Peru Expeditions Tours, you will be transferred to Lima Airport today. Depending on the departure, there may still be time to explore the capital of Peru on your own. Start at the Plaza de Armas and stroll to the bishop’s palace with its famous wooden balconies, visit the cathedral and come across evidence of Peru’s colonial past at every turn.
Arrival in Germany the following day.
Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner
Services included in the prices:
- Complete organization of the expedition
- English speaking from USA Certified professional guide by: IVBV – UIAGM – IFMGA
- 2 additional, English-speaking, local guides for up to 8 participants, from 8 participants 3 local guides
- Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
- Transfers according to the program
- 2 x Hotel*** in Lima, each in a double room
- 3 x Hotel*** in Huaraz, each in a double room
- 9 x tents in base (SR) and high camps (DZ)
- 13 x full board incl. base and high camp meals
- Donkey driver and donkeys
- Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
- Kitchen equipment
- Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
- Complete base camp and high camp equipment
- All communal fixing and securing material
- Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
- Exit tax at the airport in Lima
- Travel accident and health insurance
- Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
- Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
- Personal expenses
- Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
- Tips for local team
Prices & Dates
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» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays
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Deposit for reservations: * — USD (– EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!
Trip-code: Number ►BRA-
Duration: 14 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 15
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: Brazil
Mountain Guide: Eric Raul Albino Lliuya
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