This 6000-meter peak is located in the middle of the Andes of Peru. Its name in Quechua means stone branch. From Huaraz, the summit of Ranrapalca can be seen completely covered with snow.
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Day 1: Huaraz – Pashpa 3400 m. – Base Camp Ishinca 4350 m.
The walk to base camp begins in Pashpa, going up the Ishinca Valley. After going up for about two hours, climbers will arrive at the control post for the national park, where they will be required to register for treks or climbs. Three hours later, upon arriving at the base camp for Ishinca, climbers will be able to appreciate the panoramic views of Tocllaraju and Urus. Total time to base camp is 5 to 6 hours.
Day 2: Base Camp Ishinca 4350 m. – Collado Ishinca/Ranrapalca 5200 m.
Leave base camp after breakfast and proceed towards the moraine. Once the glacier is reached, it will be necessary to put mountaineering gear on, and make the six to seven hour ascent.
Day 3: Collado Ishinca/Ranrapalca 5200 m. – Summit Ranrapalca 6162 m. – Collado Ishinca/Ranrapalca 5200 m.
Early start at around 1:00 am. The terrain on the way up is mixed, and the higher you climb the more the glacier becomes visible. At the flat top of the mountain, there are panoramic views of the White Mountain Range. Approximately nine to twelve hours of climbing.
Day 4: Collado Ishinca/Ranrapalca 5200 m. – Base Camp Ishinca 4350 m.
Walk five to six hours back to the base camp at Ishinca.
Day 5:Base Camp Ishinca 4350 m. – Pashpa – Huaraz.
Approximate time from Pashpa to Huaraz will be 6 to 7 hours.