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)

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 – 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.


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