Climbing Nevado Tocllaraju
The Nevado Tocllaraju (6,035m/19,799ft) is a mountain that belongs to the Chinchey massif. Its
pyramidal shape makes it a very special and recognizable peak in the Quebrada de Ishinca
Day 01: Huaraz – Pashpa – Ishinca Base Camp (4,300m/14,107ft)
After breakfast in the hotel, at 7am, you will board our private bus, heading north of Huaraz to Paltay, and then up to Pashpa (3670m); about 1h drive. There the donkey drivers will be waiting for us. We will start our 6h hike, passing by the Huascaran National Park control, where you will register. We will reach the camp of Ishinca in the afternoon. We will check our climbing equipment for the next day, and get some good rest. Overnight camping at 4300m.
Day 02: Base Camp – Camp 1 of Tocllaraju (5,200m/17,060ft)
We will enjoy a free morning at the camp, and get ready to leave after lunch at 12pm. We will start our 2h ascent up to the glacier, where we will equip ourselves with our climbing gear. We will climb up to Camp 1. Overnight camping at 5200m.
Day 03: Camp 1 – Summit Tocllaraju (6,035m/19,794ft) – Base Camp
After breakfast, we will climb for about 5h to get to the summit of Tocclaraju at 6035m. We will enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding peaks of Huascaran, Santa Cruz, and Ranrapalca (among others). We will then start our way back, passing by Camp 1 and continuing down to Base Camp where we will spend the night. Overnight camping at 4300m.
Day 04: Base Camp – Pashpa – Huaraz
After breakfast at 8am, we will continue our way back down. We will have lunch on the way. Pass by the park control again. It will take us about 3h30 to reach Pashpa, where our private transfer will be waiting for us. Estimated arrival time in Huaraz: 3pm.