Trek & Climb: Nevados Urus & Ishinka
Trek & Climb: Nevados Urus & Ishinka – Flying in from your country you’ll arrive in Lima in the afternoon. Then transfer to the bus station in Lima (Plaza Norte Terminal) – Huaraz (Travel by bus, the journey lasts around 7-8 hrs)
Urus & Ishinka nevados in the Cordillera Blanca.
To climb Ishinka, beginning with a journey through the Ishinca Valley; is a popular destination for climbers who want to get to 5 or 6,000 meter peak. Then purely for the scenic vistas, this is a great climb even if you don’t summit. Views of the massif that includes Ishinca, Urus, Tocllaraju, Ranrapalco, the Palcarajus and more.
Urus is an acclimatization mountain to prepare for the higher peaks in the Cordillera Blanca. It’s normally considered a trekking peak more than a climbing one; but weather conditions can make this ‘easy’ summit far from a sure bet. If your time in Peru is short or you don’t have much high-altitude experience the climbs in this valley should be considered as a great starting point. Generally after the first treks the most popular peaks of Cordillera Blanca to achieve over 5,000+ meters are: Urus Este, Ishinca and Pisco Oeste.
Following then, it is also possible to summit just one peak in this zone; this is a 2-day trip to summit either Urus or Ishinca.
This is an ideal trek and climb route for those starting out in glacial climbing.