Ishinca, Perú




2 days


Ishinca (5,530m/18,143ft) is a nice non-technical climb, and is commonly used as an acclimatization peak for those planning to climb Tocllaraju (6,032m/19,790ft). This moderately sized mountain is situated between two giants of the range, Ranrapalca (6,162 m / 20,217 ft) and Palcaraju (6,272 m / 20,577 ft). It was first climbed in 1954 via its southeast ridge, but the normal modern route is via the northeast ridge. Ishinca is reached from the Ishinca Valley, the same valley that gives access to Tocllaraju and other climbable peaks making your base camp a very practical one. where we see impressive views of mountains such as Huascarán (6768m), Hualcan (6112m), Ranrapalca (6162m) and Chopicalqui (6354m).


  • Transport: From Huaraz to the starting point of your activity, and from the end point of your activity back to Huaraz. We use private transport, minivans and other types of cars, depending on the size of the group.
  • Guide: Qualified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and English.
  • Cook: A professional cook who is trained to prepare healthy dishes in a hygienic manner, depending on the size of the group.
  • Muleteers: In charge of taking the donkeys with our materials and backpacks, taking care of them and guiding them. (depending on the expedition we are replaced by porters / people who load things)
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of the group. The donkeys carry tents, food, climbing rope to base camp and back, but you must bring your own personal equipment. (depending on the expedition we are replaced by porters / people who load things)
  • Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
  • Equipment: Good quality high mountain tent, sleeping mattress, ropes, carabiners, dining tent (depending on the size of the group), table and chairs, first aid kit, stove, crockery and kitchen utensils. We can also provide you with personal mountain equipment if you do not have one.
  • Entrance fee: for the national park.


  • First breakfast, last dinner, soft or alcoholic beverages, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early, additional expenses as a result of rescue or emergency evacuation.

What to Bring

  • Mountain backpack (65 liters).
  • Sleeping bag (-25 C) – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Walking poles if you have knee problems.
  • Mountaineering boots – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Crampons – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Ice ax – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Helmet – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Harness – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen (minimum factor 40), hat, good sunglasses
  • Well used in mountain boots or trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing: T-shirt (quick-drying or merino wool recommended), trekking pants or leggings, sweater, wool trekking socks, underwear, long thermal underwear, fleece, gloves, hat, buff.
  • Down jacket quality 650 to 850 thermal degrees
  • Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex recommended)
  • Gore-Tex gloves – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Bottle of water 1 liter, We will provide you with boiled and purified water
  • Toilet paper, personal toiletries, small towel
  • Extra snacks and money

Are you missing something? We can provide the detailed program and everything you need for a great day of expeditions, check each trip for detailed information on prices and offers we have for groups and dates or contact us for a personalized trip and you will be able to fully enjoy. The personal technical equipment and expedition clothing that we can provide you at no cost will depend on whether we have an available warehouse, which is why it is important to book in advance and check what we can provide you.

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

You will be picked up at your hotel and we will start driving to the north side of Huaraz to Paltay, from there we will drive to Pashpa (3670 m), a total trip of about 1 hour. Pashpa is the starting point of our trek to the base camp. We arrive at the campsite (4300m) after about 6 hours of walking.
We will get up very early and start walking at 3.30 am, reaching the glacier after 2.5 hours. We put on our climbing gear and start climbing to the top for about 3 hours. At the summit (5550m) we will enjoy fantastic views around the valley with mountains and lakes all around. Then we start to descend for about 2 hours back to the moraine camp and continue to the base camp (4300m). After collecting our equipment, we walk to Pashpa for about 3 hours, where our transportation to Huaraz awaits.

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