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Climbing tour VALLUNARAJU
2 days

Vallunaraju is one of the few peaks in the Cordillera Blanca that can be climbed from Huaraz in two days. The climb is a moderately hard mountaineering adventure with great views in all directions during the ascent. Vallunaraju is suitable for both novice climbers and is also a challenging climb for experienced climbers. It is an ideal preparation climb for 6000m or technical peaks. The normal climbing route is not technical, apart from the last 60m to the summit, which is steep and presents some exposure. The exposure feels quite marked to some people, but your guide will help you on this section and you are always safe.
Length: 2 days
Grade: Moderate. Up to 8 - 10 hours physical activity in the summit day.
Pre-trek Briefing: The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
Start: 7:00am Huaraz
Finish: 15:00 aprox. in Huaraz
Departs: April to October

Join a scheduled departure or book a private or custom trip with dates to suit you.

Tour details:


Walking up to the first camp Llamacorral
Day 01: Drive Huaraz to Quebrada Llaca valley. Climb to Morena Camp
Duration: 1.5 hours (by car) 3 - 4 hours (hiking)
We drive eastwards and upwards from Huaraz on a dirt road for 1½ hours to the Llaca Valley(4470m). Here we put on our packs and climb steeply up a ridge for about 3 to 4 hours to Morena Camp (5000m). Donkeys are unable to negotiate this route, so we need to carry all equipment. The first 2 hours is on tough, steep ground, but then the route gets easier and traverses gradually to the campsite. All the way up to Morena Camp we have amazing views of the nearby ridgeback Nevado Ocshapalca snow peak (5888m), the town of Huaraz and, away to the west, the Cordillera Negra. At night time from Morena Camp, the lights of Huaraz way below are magical. Note: If you are a novice climber, we can organize some basic instruction in the afternoon.

Mount Alpamayo viewed from the Mirador Alpamayo
Day 02: Climb to Summit. Descend Back to the Road. Vehicle to Huaraz
Duration: 10 hours (morrena camp - summit - llaca valley, 1.5 hours (transport)
We leave camp early. First we climb up over moraine rock slabs, which are steep in places, for about 45 minutes to an hour before reaching the glacier. We then negotiate generally steady slopes on good snow towards the 5686-metre summit. The final 60-metre approach to the summit is steep and feels exposed to some people; the guide will help you with this should you feel at all unsure. We will fix a rope here if clients are inexperienced or feel nervous. Throughout the climb we can see north to Huascaran (6768m), the highest mountain in Peru. We then return to Morena Camp to pack up the tents, before descending steeply to the Llaca Valley where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz.

Trip Includes:

  • Mountain guide & cook
  • Donkeys & donkey drivers (amount depends on the group size)
  • All food during the expedition (good, healthy and varied food. Vegetarian option.)
  • Private transport to/from Trailstart/end.
  • All cooking equipment, social tent, bathroom tent, foldable chairs, ...
  • Sleeping tents, the quality depending on the necesity of the tour.
  • Thermarest inflatable mattresses.
  • Entrance fee National Park Huascaran
Not included:
  • Additional beverages or meals in villages
  • Breakfast on the 1st and dinner on the last day
  • Personal mountain equipment such as climbing shoes, rain/wind jacket, hat, sunglasses, gloves, etc.
  • Sleeping bag (but we can recommend some mountain shops for rent)

Prices: full private service
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