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Nevado Tocllaraju – 3 to 5 Days

Nevado Tocllaraju – 3 to 5 Days


Product Description


Tocllaraju is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,034 m (19,797 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Carhuaz Province, Aco District, and in the Huaraz Province, Tarica District. Its territory is within the Peruvian protection area of Huascarán National Park. Tocllaraju lies north-west of the mountains Pukaranra and Palcaraju.

The normal route to the summit of this mountain is the Northwest Ridge rated Alpine D (difficile/difficult). The Northwest Ridge route was the route used to claim the first ascent of Tocllaraju by W. Brecht and H. Schweizer on 31 July 1939. An alternative route to the summit is the West Face Direct route rated Alpine D+ and was first climbed on 18 July 1980.


  • Ascend to Tocllaraju Moraine Camp, very close to the glacier.
  • First the trail is steep and winding, then rocky with boulders and finally through a short stretch to Moraine Camp.
  • On reaching the Summit, from the 6000+ meter peak, the view opens up to the entire Cordillera Blanca.

Technical Data

  • Elevation: 6,034m
  • Season: May – September
  • Difficulty: Alpine D – Hard
  • Route: Summit is the West Face Direct


3 – 5 Days: Trek and climb to the summit of Tocllaraju (6,034m); after summiting Urus and Ishinca mountains


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