Mount Urus is a spectacular peak located in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes. With an elevation of 5,495 meters (18,022 feet), it is a popular destination for mountaineers due to its accessibility and relatively straightforward climb.

The standard route to the summit of Mount Urus begins at the Ishinca Valley, where climbers will follow a well-defined path to the base camp. From the base camp, the climb follows a steep snow and ice slope, with some sections requiring the use of ropes and other technical equipment.

As climbers ascend higher, the route becomes steeper and more challenging, with some sections reaching up to 50 degrees in steepness. The final section to the summit involves a rocky scramble, but it’s not too difficult.

The ascent typically takes 2-3 days, depending on the climber’s fitness level and acclimatization. The route offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, including the nearby Tocllaraju and Ishinca.

While Mount Urus is considered a technically straightforward climb, it’s important to note that climbing at high altitudes can be dangerous and requires careful preparation and planning. It’s recommended to climb with an experienced guide and to acclimatize properly before attempting the climb.


Technical Data

Max. Altitude:

5.420 msnm – Cumbre Urus


3 days / 2 nights

Physical Difficulty:


Technical Difficulty:



Cordillera Blanca

Average temperature:

Between 13 °C – 23 °C during the day / night -05 °C to -30 °C.


Day 1

Huaraz – Pueblo de Collón – Campo Base Ishinca

Our expedition starts in the city of Huaraz.

The team designated by Andean Raju Expeditions for your expedition will go to your respective hotel to pick you up with private transportation. After the pick up we head north through the Callejon de Huaylas to the town of Paltay, from this point we turn off to the east side by an affirmed road towards the town of Collon. Our muleteer and donkeys will be waiting for us to transfer the logistic equipment to the camp. The entrance to the base camp of Ishinca runs through a plain along the entire Quebrada, the vegetation and the glacial river will be part of our approach. After 3 hours of walking the Palcaraju massif will welcome us, we continue our way and we will be able to appreciate the imposing Tocllaraju.

Finally, after 4 hours we will arrive to our camp.

  • Lodging: Mountain tents (4-season tent)
  • Meals: Box Lunch, lunch and dinner
  • Transfer time by vehicle: 2 hours
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours approximately
  • Difference in altitude: from 3100 masl to 4350 masl (+1250)
Day 2

Campo Base Ishinca – Cumbre Urus – Campo Base

The long awaited day has arrived, our ascent to the summit. After our breakfast, we begin our journey through a well marked zigzag path and passing through a rocky area we will arrive to the glacier, at this point we will equip and shelter if necessary, our guide will make an inspection of everything indispensable for the ascent and finally we will rope us to continue with the journey. After approximately 3 hours we will reach the summit to enjoy a splendid view of the colossal mountains that surround it: Ranrapalca, Palcaraju, Tocllaraju, Copa, and other 5 miles as the Ishinca, Akillpo, Vicos and more.

We remain at the summit for a prudent time to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we make the descent by the same route of ascent, we arrive at our camp, we eat and rest.

  • Lodging: Mountain tents (4-season tent)
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch and lunch.
  • Duration of the day: 8 to 10 hours approximately.
  • Elevation gain: from 4350 masl to 5420 masl (+1070)
Day 3

Campo Base Ishinca – Pueblo de Collón – Huaraz

The end of our expedition has arrived. After breakfast we dismantle the camp for the descent, the muleteers and donkeys are ready to carry all the logistic equipment. We head downhill through the Quebrada until we reach the village of Collón. The transport will be waiting for us at this point to take us to the city of Huaraz.

  • Lodging: Mountain tents (4-season tent)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hiking time: 4 hours approximately
  • Transfer by car: 2 hours approximately
  • Elevation gain: from 4350 masl to 3100 masl (-1250)

Our Service Includes

  • Certified mountain guide UIAGM / AGMP.
  • Private transportation.
  • 4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch and dinner).
  • 4-season double occupancy tent.
  • Personal climbing equipment (harness, helmet, crampons and ice axes).
  • Horseman and donkeys for the transfer of logistic equipment. 15 kilos per passenger are allowed.
  • Cooking utensils and complete dining room.
  • First aid kit.
  • Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
  • Warm water for your personal hygiene every morning.
  • Tips to get to Huaraz.

Our Service Does Not Include

  • Air ticket to Lima and to the country of origin.
  • Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park (50 USD).
  • Mountain boots.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Hotel.
  • Costs generated by the abandonment of the expedition.
  • Sleeping and insulating mattress.
  • Extra days in hotels in case of early arrivals out of schedule.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers out of schedule to Huaraz, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition.

We Recommend to Bring

  • Trekking Pants.
  • Trekking Shoes.
  • Trekking Socks (synthetic fibers).
  • Hat for the sun, cap for the cold, gaiters.
  • Down jacket (-30º).
  • Trekking poles (highly recommended).
  • Sleeping bag (-25°)
  • Microfiber and thermal T-shirts.
  • Sunglasses and a spare.
  • Backpack 75 – 80 liters to carry your belongings.
  • Waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, waterproof clothing.
  • Water bottle (1 Lt.).
  • Headlamp (with spare batteries).
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Personal hygiene accessories.
  • Photographic material.
  • Towel.
  • Sandals / Crocs.





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