A majestic and beautiful pyramid dominates the skyline from basecamp in the Ishinca valley.
Mt. Tocllaraju climb
Shaped like a beautiful pyramid and surrounded by glaciers, Tocllaraju (6,032m/19,790ft) will immediately catch your attention already in basecamp as it towers over the Ishinca valley. With its ice mushroom peak seeing the final soft sunset colors, this majestic mountain will keep you captivated as it has many climbers aiming for the summit. As a popular objective for many climbers entering the Ishinca valley, it’s also one of the most climbed 6,000m peaks.
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When it comes to attempting a 6,000 in Peru, Nevado Tocllaraju will quickly catch your eye. This iconic snow-capped mountain is located at the head of the Ishinca valley in the middle of the Cordillera Blanca. The attempt at its summit requires technical climbing skills and previous experience at altitude. The ascent route is a real ice climbing experience, going through penitents, some crevasses, and finally master the steep snow slope.
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