Climbing Ishinca (5550m/18204ft) – 3 Days / 2 Nights
Duration:03 days -02 nights
Maximal elevation: 5550 masl
Highest Camp Site: 4300 masl
Season recommended: May to September
The Mount Ishinca is one of the famous, smaller and easier peaks to climb situated on the White Mountain Range. The base camp gives access to Urus (5 495m), Ishinca (5 530masl), Tocllaraju (6 034masl) and Palcaraju Mountain (6110 masl). Frequently Ishinca and Urus are climbed due to their accessibility for the less experienced climbers. Sometime these mountains are complemented by Tocllaraju which is moderate.
Day 01:Huaraz – Pashpa – Ishinca Base Camp (4300m/14104ft)
After the breafst in the Hotel in Huaraz, at 07:30hours we will go to pick up you and start drive to the North side of Huaraz toPaltay, from there we will drive up to Pashpa at (3670m/12037ft), it will takes 1 hours drive, Pashpa is the start hike point, where our donkeys and donkey driver will be waiting to transport our logistics, from Pashpa to Ishinca takes 6 hours hike, there is the Huascaran National Park’s control, where you will register with your passport, lunch on the way, arriving to the base camp of Ishinca around 15 hours. Then we will check our climbing equipment for the next day, overnight Camping at (4300m/14104ft).
Day 02: Base Camp – climb up Ishinca (5550m/18204ft) – down to the Base Camp
We will wake up very early and have breakfast around 03:00hours, after that we will start hiking at 03:30hours to the glacier, arriving to the glacier after 2 hours half hike, then we will put and use our climbing gears and start climb up to the summit for about 3 hours, getting the summit over (5550m/18204ft) we will enjoy the nice view for some minutes to take pictures around the valley, there we will see the amazing mountains and nice lakes, then we will start to descend for about 2 hours to the Moraine camp and continue to the Base Camp, arriving around 18:30hours, overnight camping in the Base Camp at (4300m/14104ft)..
This day we will back to Huaraz after the breakfast around 08:00hours, down hill to Pashpa, before you will register in the Huascaran National Park your return, it will takes 3 hours half to Pashpa where our private transfer will be waiting to transport to Huaraz and then transfer to your hotel, lunch on the way, arriving to Huaraz around 16:00hours.
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Lima transfers all land transport involved in the itinerary, hotel accommodation in Huaraz on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Once on trek, a full service, including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment) is included in the trek price.
•Four scheduled hotel nights
•Food while on the mountain
•Group climbing and cooking gear
•Scheduled restaurant meals
•Pack animals and porters for group gear
•Ground transportation from Lima and return and while in the mountains
Travel insurance, meals other than breakfasts when staying in hotels in Lima and Huaraz, sleeping bags, personal trekking gear. Tips for trek staff, Lima Airport departure tax, miscellaneous personal expenses – beer, tips, souvenirs etc…
• Personal equipment
• Alcoholic beverages
• Unscheduled hotel nights and restaurant meals
• Trip and medical/evacuation insurance
• Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry, room service and so forth
•Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing (e.g. Mammut Alpine Light, Black Diamond Alpine Bod w/gear loops)
•2 Locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best. screw gate type, no Autolocking (e.g. Kong HMS, Petzl Attache or William)
•3 Regular carabiners (e.g. Mammut Standard Wiregate or BD Hot Wire are recommended)
•Belay device (e.g. Black Diamond ATC)
•Ice axe w/leash Lightweight (e.g. Grivel Air Tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snowalker) Under 5’7” use 60cm, 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm, over 6’2” use 70cm
•Plastic mountaineering boots (e.g. Koflach Arctis Expedition or Scarpa Inverno) Make sure the boots have a new stock liner or an alveolite liner
•1 Pair gaiters or super-gaiters Super gaiters will provide more warmth and are recommended. The Savage gaiter by Climb High is a good choice.
•Crampons, anti-ball plate, and repair kit Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended, include a mandatory simple repair kit (e.g. Grivel G12 [new matic or classic], Black Diamond Contact Strap, or Charlet Moser VASAK Flexlock)
•Climbing helmet Adjustable, should fit with hat on
•Perlon cord 30 feet of 6-millimeter perlon cord for prussik material; do not cut prior to trip!
•Adjustable trekking pole
•2 Long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days
•Sports bras Two, synthetic, no cotton!
•Soft Shell (e.g. Mammut New Age, Marmot Dri-Clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket, R2 pullover acceptable)
•Hard shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers. (e.g. Mammut Motion XCR or equivalent)
•Expedition down parka w/hood This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket have an insulated hood.
•2 Pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
•1 Pair medium weight fleece gloves (Windstopper preferred)
•1 Pair warm gloves fleece or wool
•Shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex, with textured rubber palms and taped seams. Nylon shells will not keep your hands dry (Check out OR)
•Warm hat Wool or synthetic
•Shade hat or baseball cap
•Neck warmer (Optional)
Your head needs to be completely covered during cold conditions. Any area of skin exposed on a cold, windy day is at risk of cold injury. Wind Stopper hats or balaclavas are a great choice.