Cojup Climbing Ishinca Mount

Duration:04 days – 03 nights
Start: Cojup
Finish: Pashpa
Maximal elevation:5 530masl
Highest Camp Site 5000 masl
Season recommended: May to October
Difficulty: Moderate
ishinca2Description:

Four days, two valleys and a small summit! Have extra adventure holiday combining this trek plus climbing one non – technical peak like Ishinca.

ITINERARY
Day 1-Huaraz – Cojup – Palcacocha Lake

We leave from Huaraz toward to the front of the Cojup Valley (3 750masl), where we begin our trek. We walk going up along the valley, where the vegetation starts to get very thick beside the trail with Quenual forest. We spend the night at the bottom of this beautiful valley, with excellent sunset views. From there we can visit the Palcacocha Lake. The Camp Site is at 4 350masl.

ishinca3Day 2-Palcacocha lake – Perolcocha lake – Ranrapalca moraine

This Is A Short Day But Very Steep. We Start The Day Ascending To Our Next Camp Site Which Is Situated On The Moraine Of Ranrapalca And Ishinca At 4 850masl. During The Journey We Are Passing By Small Lakes And Enjoying Beautiful Landscapes.

Day 3-Ranrapalca – Ishinca Summit – Ishinca Base Camp

We continue steeply on a twisting climb toward to Ishinca pass. Skirting the Ranrapalca and Ishinca moraine we get the col, where we will begin use the crampons and the safety gears to traverse the Ishinca Pass and from where we will reach the final slope that goes to the summit. Our aim is to be early on top to enjoy the sunrise and the great views to the other peaks. This is a beautiful pass, where we can appreciate the turquoise Perolcocha Lake on the base of Ranrapalca; south of the lake, Huantsan Mountain; although far away, dominates the view along with Pucaranra , Palcaraju and Ishinca Mountain. Then we descend slowly over the Ishinca moraine. We spend the night in Ishinca Base Camp at 4 300masl.

Huantsan-6369m-PeruDay 4-Ishinca Base Camp – Pashpa – Huaraz

Our Last Day We Start Walking Easily Along The Ishinca Valley, Passing Great Vegetation Predominated By Quenual Forest. We Are arriving to Pashpa Village(3 600masl), Where The Vehicle Will Be Waiting For Us To Go Back To Huaraz.

PRICE INCLUDES

– Transfer hotel – bus terminal
– 04 days camping.
– Trekking guide (Speaking english and spanish)
– first aid Kit
– Camping equipment (four season tent, dining tent, toilet, matrass and cooking tent and supplies)
– Mountain Cheff , specialized in high altitude cooking with Peruvian , international tasting and vegetarian meals
– Donkey-driver and donkeys for carrying your personal equipment (recommended 15kg/ pp)
– More than 2 persons one horse for any emergency.
– Prívate car transport Huaraz / Pashpa / Huaraz
– Meals during the trekking (breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner) – The meal includes pankekes, fresh vegetables soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, meats, rice and everything which contains sufficient carbohydrate and calories , which is important for a good fisical health during the trip, hot drinks incl. coca-tea, regular tea, coffee,etc
– Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park

Cojup – Ishinca 1PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

– Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
– Extra days
– Personal clothes and personal gear during the trekking (goretex-trousers, jacket, gloves, cap)
– Sleeping-bag (-14C)

THE DURATION OF THE HIKE.

The camping place is flexible; it could be different place than we decided and it is according to the rhythm or experience of the hikers.
– The prices can change according to the date and number of persons, please contact us on this link for more information.
•Recommended gear:
Lightweight walking shoes/sandals/socks/pants/short pants/T-shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve)/sunglasses/sunscreen/plastic bags/warm sleeping bag /light weight trekking boots/wool socks/light weight treeking pants/waterproof pants and jacket/fleece/Goretex/hat/mits or warm gloves/thermal liners/camera/bandana or hat against sun/headlamp with extra batteries.
•Safety Individual gear:
Glacier glasses 100% UV with rigid case (2 pair recommended)/ goggles/ sunscreen with maximum protection/lipbalm/4 season sleeping bag/ sleeping pad or thermarest/hat/thermal underwear/fleece jacket/fleece pants/down jacket/Goretex jacket or similar material/2 pairs of gloves or mittens/ pair of thermal glove liners/2 pairs of thermal sock liners/plastic boots/gaiters.

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