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Climbing Vallunaraju 2024

It is one of the mountains located in the Cordillera Blanca, within the Huascarán National Park, Ancash. Its top can be easily seen from the city of Huaraz. The peak has an altitude of 5,685 meters and is technically considered a 5,000 medium climb, and the advantage is that it can be done in just 2 days.

However, any ascent to a peak implies certain risks and therefore requires: adequate prior acclimatization, the necessary technical equipment, qualified mountain guides and experience hiking in rugged areas.

  • Start: 8:00am in Huaraz.
  • Finish: 15:00 aprox. in Huaraz.
  • Best season: from April to October


Moderate, some cracks to overcome before reaching the top


We will fulfill everything we offered you, there is nothing hidden, no surprises.


2 days 1 night
Best season: May to October


All guided tours in Spanish and English. Group could be mixed.


From: USD 200

Program details: Climbing nevado Vallunaraju

Day 01: Huaraz – Llaca ravine – Vallunaraju moraine field

Between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., we will leave Huaraz and drive to Quebrada Llaca through an unpaved road (approx. 2 hours). From Llaca we prepare our luggage and we will begin to walk through a zigzag vertical path with some parts on rocks and that little by little brings us closer to the moraine area and we can see Vallunaraju up close. Night in Campo Morrena at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level. If the weather is good, we can enjoy an incomparable sunset.


Day 02: Moraine field – Vallunaraju summit – descent – ​​transp. to Huaraz

At 2:00 a.m. approx. After an early breakfast, our ascent begins and after 20 minutes we will arrive at the beginning of the glacier. After roped ourselves up and verifying all the technical material, we will continue the ascent through the south-west face and after overcoming some cracks and changing paths (due to climate change). We will arrive at the pass to finally head along an almost narrow ridge in the direction of its top (5685 masl).

From the top we will have wide and panoramic views of the great mountain chain of the Cordillera Blanca and its highest peaks such as Huascaran, Huandoy, Chacraraju, Copa, Chopicalqui. After spending a few minutes at the top, the descent can take about 3 hours to the moraine and 2 more hours to Quebrada Llaca where our private transport awaits us.

Then 1.5 hours with transportation to the city of Huaraz – the end of the tour between 2:00 to 3:00 pm approx.

What’s included?

Services included:

  • Private transportation from/to your hotel.
  • Mountain Guide English and Spanish speaking (other languages ​​on special request).
  • Porter.
  • Food during the tour (also vegetarian option).
  • Cook.
  • All camping, cooking equipment and sleeping mat.
  • Collective climbing equipment (rope, ice axes, crampons, helmet, harness, carabiners).
  • First aid kit.
  • All entrance tickets to the Huascaran National Park.

Not included:

  • Bus ticket from Huaraz / Lima.
  • Hotel in Huaraz according to the nights of the program.
  • Acclimatization activities, you can see our additional Full Days options o Trekking tours options
  • Accident Travel and health insurance Meals, drinks in town. Travel baggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  • Food and drinks not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses and equipment (mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoes or mixed shoes, appropriate clothing, personal medications, sleeping bag, backpack, sunglasses, etc.), tips.

You have to bring:

🔸 Boots (mixed Goretex for ice and rock)
🔸 Sleeping bag (-10 to -5°C)
🔸 Small backpack (30 to 40 liters)
🔸 Short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts (not cotton)
🔸 Polartec warm jacket
🔸 Waterproof or windbreaker jacket
🔸 Internal warmer wool or polartec pants
🔸 Waterproof pants (those that dry quickly)
🔸 Gloves (Good gloves preferably waterproof).
🔸 Light hat or buff (bandana)
🔸 Lip balm, sunscreen, dark sunglasses (with UV protection)
🔸 Headlamps with extra batteries.
🔸 Walking sticks (if you prefer).
🔸 Mixed boots for rock and ice (waterproof Goretex type).

How to book?

You confirm your reservation with the payment of 50% and the rest at the beginning of the tour.

Here our paymet methods

Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.


6 to 9 participants

(Price per person)


USD 200

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 5 to 8 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Price per person

01 person USD 430
02 people USD 250
04 people USD 230
06 people USD 200
  • If you want to take this PRIVATE SERVICE, you can book up to a week before the date (subject to availability).
  • If you are a group of friends or family of 3 people or more, we recommend that you try to organize your experience in PRIVATE SERVICE, because you only know the health situation of your circle of friends and/or family.

What to know?

  • To climb Nevado Vallunaraju, we recommend being fully acclimatized, if you come from sea level at least acclimatize 3 or 4 days of aclimmatization. See all our tour options in Huaraz.
  • Not suitable for people under 10 years old and over 55 years old.
  • Not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo and heart disease.
  • Steep path over rocks, with steep slopes until reaching the glacier.
  • Frequent departures from April to October, dry season.
  • Between the months of November to March it is a time of intense rains, therefore it is not recommended to climb due to the accumulation of snow, but it may be suitable only for determined, experienced and intrepid people.

Important recommendations:

  • Enter the Huascarán National Park obtaining the mandatory authorization (entrance ticket).
    Respect and follow the instructions of the park ranger and guides.
  • Do not be in danger, travel only on authorized trails.
  • Do not collect wild plants or animals.
    Stay overnight only in authorized shelters and campsites.
  • Avoid throwing any kind of garbage. Deposit them only in authorized places or take them outside the Huascarán National Park.
  • Do not leave the limits of the marked trails, respect and do not damage the signs.
  • Respect the customs of the local population, take photos when you receive their approval.
    Do not enter domestic or exotic animals, it can harm the fauna of the Huascarán National Park.
  • Be well informed before traveling to the Huascaran National Park about what you can do and where you can go.

Let us take care of the organization and you just enjoy this experience.

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 5 to 9 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 50% of total price, and rest 50% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available.
  • Our rates can change according the book time or number of participants, please write us for more information.

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