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Incredible Peru Andes climbs on Chopikalki expedition with Mountain Madness

Chopakalki and Ishinca Valley Expedition

Climb Three Peruvian Summits to Almost 21,000 Feet / 6400 Meters

Climb­ing expe­di­tions to Peru’s Cordillera Blan­ca Range offer chal­leng­ing ascents and a trip with incred­i­ble sum­mits that rival the Himalayas. Ele­gant cor­niced ridges, del­i­cate­ly flut­ed ice faces, emer­ald green lakes and invit­ing val­leys make the area a moun­taineer’s par­adise. Sharp­en your cram­pons and ice axes and get ready some trop­i­cal snow and ice. These moun­tains con­tain some of the great­est ver­ti­cal relief to be found out­side the Himalayas, and offer climb­ing chal­lenges equal to those found in the great ranges of the world — and Chopakal­ki is among the most beau­ti­ful in the range and goal wor­thy of any alpinist.

This clas­sic expe­di­tion is well suit­ed to advanced begin­ner and inter­me­di­ate climbers, espe­cial­ly those with future goals on big­ger peaks of the Himalayas. The climbs offer mod­er­ate glac­i­er climb­ing chal­lenges with occa­sion­al route find­ing dif­fi­cul­ties through crevassed areas, and just enough steep snow and ice sec­tions to keep things inter­est­ing for strong begin­ner-inter­me­di­ate lev­el climbers. And if you’re short on time, climb Urus and Ish­in­ca in a 12-day itin­er­ary that includes trav­el time.


  • Ish­in­ca and Urus

    $4,175 – 12 days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 4 participants

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $400

  • Chopakal­ki, Ish­in­ca and Urus

    $5,375 – 17 days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $600


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Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Lima, Peru on Day 1. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.


  • Ish­in­ca and Urus


    12 days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 4 participants

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  • Chopakal­ki, Ish­in­ca and Urus


    17 days / Includes trav­el time

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Neva­do Chopakal­ki 20,817 ft / 6345 m

Neva­do Ish­in­ca 18,143 ft / 5530 m

Neva­do Urus 17,777 ft / 5420 m


West Ridge of Chopakalki


Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

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