Climbing Nevado Urus
Urus (5,495m/18,028ft) is a mountain located between the Ishinca and Akillpo ravines in the Cordillera Blanca, in the Andes of Áncash, Peru. The Urus mountain has 3 peaks: Urus East, Urus Central and Urus West.
Day 01: Huaraz – Pashpa – Ishinca Base Camp (4,300m/14,107ft)
Day 02: Base Camp – Climbing Urus Summit (5,497m/18,030ft) – Base Camp
We will have an early breakfast and start our ascent at 4am. After about 2h, we will reach the glacier and start a 3h climb to reach the summit of Urus (5497m). We will enjoy breathtaking views over the mountains of Tocllaraju, Akilpo, Copa, Ranrapalca, and Ishinca (among others). Then we will start our descent. It will take us about 1h30 to reach the Moraine camp, and an extra 2h to reach Base Camp, arriving around 3pm. Overnight camping at 4300m.
Day 03: 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.