Urus, 5420m (3 days)

Route: Southeast ridge
Elevation Gain: 1040m from the Base camp
Grade: PD-

Urus is an easy mountain to climb though the approach is quite steep. The climb to the summit is fairly short and there is little glacier to climb. Very good mountain for a beginner and once you get into the mountaineering and want to climb more, you can go for Ishinca and then Tocllaraju from the same base camp!

  • Itinerary in brief:
  • - Day 1: Car takes you to Pashpa (3700m) from where you walk 4-5h to the base camp or the refugee (4250m).
  • - Day 2: Wake-up around 2-3am and heading for the summit. The walk is about 4-5h. Returning back to the base camp for dinner and take a rest.
  • - Day 3: After breakfast returning to Pashpa from where the car takes you back to Huaraz. Arriving to Huaraz around 2-4pm.

What to bring:
Get prepared for heat, sun, rain and cold. Good waterproof shoes for high altitudes, sleeping bag, light daypack, toilet paper, headlamp, personal things. Missing something? Ask Galaxia.

Service covers:
High mountain equipment: ice axe, crampons, harness, down clothing and shoes if needed. Tent, mattress, transfers, UIAGM mountain guide services. Catering: lunch, dinner and breakfast. Muleter and mules. Excluded: park entrance fee (65 soles per person in 2012 - bring your passport number), tips for the staff.

- Mountaineering at these altitudes requires good fitness and proper acclimatization.
- If you have any food restrictions like allergies, vegetarian or religious restrictions, please inform us before the expedition
- Inform the staff also if you have any issues related with the physical condition

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    NOTE: Packages from the same base camp:
    - Urus+Ishinca+Tocllaraju 7d
    - Urus+Ishinca 4d
    - Urus/Ishinca+Tocllaraju 5d

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