MOUNT VALLUNARAJU at 5,686 meters, 18,654, is one of the few peaks in the Cordillera Blanca that can be climbed in two days. The climb is an enjoyable, moderate mountaineering adventure, with great views from all aspects during the climb. Climbing Vallunaraju is suitable for beginner and experienced climbers, who are looking for work on their mountaineering skills, crevasse and snow travel and ice climbing. This climbing can be for people, who are looking for attempt to have a great climbing mountaineering experience in otherwise can be used as acclimatization for climbers, who are looking for climbing higher summits in this mountain region

Maximum Altitude 5686 m (18,650) feet
Difficulty (PD)
Route normal route
Length 2 - 3 days climbs

Brief Itinerary climb program Huaraz – vallunaraju – Huaraz

DAY 1: Huaraz - Base Camp – moraine camp (5000m)/16,400ft.
DAY 2: attempt summit at (5686m)/18,650ft - moraine camp – base camp – Huaraz.

SUGGESTION: please understand that before climbing vallunaraju you should complete a good acclimatization process to avoid altitude sickness, ask us for advice or visit our web page about acclimatization hikes or multi-day treks

CLIMBING INSTRUCTION PROGRAM ON VALLUNARAJU AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST we can include one or two extra days out of usual program for climbing instruction on the glacier before summiting.

CLIMBING INSTRUCTION: the lower portion of the glacier on mount vallunaraju is a great area to learn and practice climbing instruction as: glacier travel skill, rope up team procedure, crampon walks, anchors, abseil, on belay system & rescue procedure. The upper slopes of it are great and suitable for glacier travel

Note: climbing vallunaraju is advisable for beginners, who wants to attempt having life time experience on mountain climbing, further its ideal summit for advanced level climbers, who are looking acclimatize for higher summits.

Note: If you have more time you can extend this climb program by ascending more challenging summits such as:

• Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing yanapaccha 5,435m
• Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing tocllaraju 6,030m
• Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing chopicalqui 6,354m

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.



Included meals: B = Breakfast / snack = S / lunch = L / D = Dinner

DAY 1: Huaraz - Base Camp – moraine camp (5000m)/16,400ft.
We drive from Huaraz to the east with our private transportation we drive up to Llaca Valley ahead of Huaraz about 1:45 hours driving by car; on the way up we will pass by mountain villages of marian and cachipampa, where the land is used for agriculture and grazing cattle, as soon as we turn the curve we entrance into narrow llaca valley suddenly appear toward background an enormous snow-capped peak of mount ranrapalca, Where we will have the first option to focus panorama picture into the quenual forest. then we continuing driving along the giant granite rock walls in each side, through the quenual forest, abundant lupines and others Andean flowers & bushes until at the end of the road on the head of the valley, where is located the base camp and the mountain refuge, which is belong of high mountain school, there offer impressive view south face of mounts ocshapalca and ranrapalca. Our climb route goes to the moraine on steeply grassy, great path at least for 40 minutes then become moderate with some steep sections until reach the moraine camp, where in the afternoon we will have chance to focus the most exiting pictures on the sun setting. Overnight at moraine camp. Meal: S / L / D

DAY 2: attempt vallunaraju summit at (5686m)/18,650ft - moraine camp – base camp – Huaraz.
Summit day: as soon as we reach the beginning of the glacier on the west face, we put on our climbing gear as crampons, rope up, harness, then we generally start climbing up on hard ice until find the good snow slopes field with some steep sections until reach the collado between north and south peaks then we follow climbing up until reach the north or south summit depending the year or mountain conditions, on the top we shoot panorama photos, about superb mountain scenery after that we retrace on the same route up until moraine camp to pack up our tents, then we follow descending until base camp, where our private transportation is waiting us to bring Huaraz Finish Our Climb. Back to Huaraz for a nice shower in the hotel and some rest; enjoy a good dinner celebrating in y the town after climbing success. Overnight at hotel. Meal: B / S / L

NOTE: CLIMBING INSTRUCTION PROGRAM ON VALLUNARAJU AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST we can include one or two extra days out of usual program for climbing instruction on the glacier before summiting.

CLIMBING INSTRUCTION: the lower portion of the glacier on mount vallunaraju is a great area to learn and practice climbing instruction as: glacier travel skill, rope up team procedure, crampon walks, anchors, abseil, on belay system & rescue procedure. The upper slopes of it are great and suitable for glacier travel

Note: climbing vallunaraju is advisable for beginners, who wants to attempt having life time experience on mountain climbing, further its ideal summit for advanced level climbers, who are looking acclimatize for higher summits.

please understand for climbing vallunaraju donkey & donkey driver support are not available, from base camp to high camp that mean you need to carry your personal climbing gear: In your day pack you must carry necessary gears as: extra warm clothing, water proof jacket & pant , water bottle, camera, valuable and personal items such as sunscreen, lip balm, portable solar panel, sunglasses, your snack, personal first aid kit, hiking poles, sleeping bag, sleeping mats (foam) or your thermal rest, ice axe, harness, crampons, climbing boots, carabiners, belay device ATC, helmet & Prussic or slings.

Note: the Porter service will be available from base camp to high camp: they will carry all group or collective climbing equipment as: sleeping tents, food supplies, full kitchen utensils, and protective hard ware as (rope, snow pickets, ice crow, stoves and all supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit) they will carry all collective equipment + their personal equipment in their big backpacks, that is the reason you need to carry your personal climbing equipment

SUGGESTION: for climbing vallunaraju we consider collective or group porter support from base camp to moraine camp – to high camp to help with our collective climbing gear. If you want a personal porter to help you with your personal climbing gear is available just only upon request with extra expenses, because simple the personal porter is not considered in our climbing expedition rate.

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.


Climbing expeditions Rates for private groups 2024

Choose and book your adventure travel style & let us take you on it for a responsible & sustainable tourism:

begin of May

We organize this version of climbing expeditions to climbing vallunaraju on private basis for groups of friends, families, adventure companies & tour leaders. With fully local guides assistance. Please feel completely free to get in touch with us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates to send you a quote, with no obligation.

Cost on base of:

  • 1 participants USD $ 780 per each one
  • 2 participants USD $ 570 per each one
  • 3 participants USD $ 420 per each one
  • 4 participants USD $ 415 per each one
  • 5 participants (+) USD $ 370 per each one

• Additional info or Full trip dossier information (PDF) available upon request & provided at the booking time.

• In the showed rate isn’t included the general Peruvian taxes (I.G.V)

Get Special discount for the groups more than 5 participants

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.

We Are Ready To Make Your Dream a Reality


What’s included in the cost
  • Huaraz bus station (meeting service) and Transfer from bus station - ho(s) tel – bus station (arrival & departure day)
  • Private transportation for begin & return of climbing vallunaraju
  • Certified & qualified mountain guide.
  • Assistant guide (aspirant) with more than 3 clients
  • Mountain cook
  • Assistant cook for large groups
  • healthy & fresh meals per day (hearty breakfast, snack, lunch & hot dinner)
  • Donkeys (mules) & Donkey driver (muleteer service) are not available in this area.
  • Porters, who are going to load our collective climbing gear from base camp to moraine camp
  • Full First aid group kid
  • Cook tent, Dinner tent, Toilet tent, table, chairs (We don’t use it on moraine camp of vallunaraju)
  • Good quality Sleeping Tent (a tent for 3 persons by 2 people).
  • sleeping mats (foam) for every body
  • Full Utensil kitchen by every body
  • Group climbing gear or protective hard ware as (rope, snow pickets, ice screw, stoves and all supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit )
  • Full entrance fee ticket or climbing permites ($ 20) per each climber
What doesn’t included in the cost
  • booking bus or flight ticket to transfer from (lima - Huaraz – lima)
  • Booking Ho(s)tel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • Acclimatization program before climbing vallunaraju.
  • Breakfast in the first day and dinner on the last day.
  • Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
  • Extra food in our trip
  • Personal climb equipment
  • Additional tours.
  • Sleeping-bag (-20 ºC)
  • Travel insurance assistance
  • Phone calls, access to internet cabins & others extra expenses
  • Laundry service
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Personal toiletries
  • Additional sleeping pad or thermal rest
  • Tips for the staff
  • Extra expenses no specified in this trip program
we can help you to rent extra equipment not included in the price

  • Climbing boots = USD $
  • harness = USD $
  • crampon = USD $
  • helmet = USD $
Extra service available upon request
  • booking hotel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • booking bus ticket to travel (lima - Huaraz – lima)
  • Additional tours, hikes, climbing expeditions to higher summits.

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.


Responsible travel
Responsible travel practice is elemental in our each trip program. When you book one of our adventure pursuits, we will ensure that you practice a responsible & sustainable tourism on wild & remote areas protecting: the fragile ecosystem, tradition of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

As a responsible travel we try to produce the most minimum impact as possible to the environment on the path where we walk, because we know clearly about the global warning and climate change that is the main reason that we have a responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact with our presence.

Tourism is one of the most important industries in the planet. It option to employs people around worldwide, obviously the Benefits is much more for people who live in developing countries where the income we provide can mean the difference between economic survival and poverty


PROTECTING & CONSERVING: natural mountain-scape, every natural resource, flora & fauna.

RESPECTING: local culture – traditions, religions and built heritage where you visit.

BENEFITTING: with your visit you will generate a job opportunities for local communities.

MINIMISING POLLUTION: taking-out our trash during the trek or climb expeditions all litter is remove to the city for it properly recycled. We use specified spots to put on our toilets tents at the camping areas to don’t pollute the water resource.

Please become part of this practicing a responsible & sustainable travel your challenge is important

Ultimate Value
When you book one of our tours, acclimatization hikes, multi-day treks, & climbing expeditions, you will receive currently information, quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions & exclusion cost. This trip offers exceptional value money, ensuring your holiday with affordable rate and guaranteeing with centrally good quality hotels, private transportations, official bilingual guides with international certification (UIMLA), (UIAGM) both organizations are internationally recognized, good varied and fresh food for adventure expeditions, all your national park entrance fees and permits included, no hidden cost, no surprises and no staff exploit.

As a 100% local qualified guides & tour operators our trip prices are based directly on Peruvian economy rates our cost structure is built up cost on cost because we directly manage and run all of our trips, beside promoting the local employ, personal qualified people, providing a job opportunity with that improving their economy and their quality of life and even we encourage hardly the fair wage, because we work very transparent & the most honest possible

Custom Made Itineraries
You should absolutely feel free to build your own trip program according your preference & necessity just only let us know to help with our experience to make an itinerary day a day just for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go, when you want to do it, How you can enjoy it with better health. Adjust an existing itinerary & ensuring that you develop a responsible and sustainable tourism.

Small Group is good
We are focused organizing for small groups to provide topnotch service in: tours, hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions to live a life time experience for adventure lovers, while your guide & support crew are attentive to ensuring your travels are supportive and full safety.

No Single Supplements
If you are joining in one of our adventure expeditions as a single person, we’ll match you with another traveler of the same gender and you won’t be charged anything extra for the vast majority of our trips. If you however want a guaranteed single occupancy or tent, we can also arrange that for at a small extra charge.

Exploring cordillera blanca
Indubitably cordillera Blanca provides some of the most astonishing landscape in the world, varied tours, acclimatization hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions. This is Peru’s best-known mountain region, only 100km from the Pacific Ocean, we find within this 185 km long from south to north the greatest concentration of tropical zone glaciers on earth and it has 722 glaciers for survival 30 peaks of them are over the 6000m high, crowned by Peru’s highest peak Huascaran (6768m), and the most beautiful peak in the world “Mount Alpamayo” is lies hire as well.

Cordillera Blanca provides gorgeous views of sparkling glaciers, multicolored glacier lakes; turquoise and pristine lagoons & vertical granite rock walls rise thousands of meters into the sky, water falls, and cascades with incredible view, (a number of high passes), green lush valleys, magnificent vistas of summits over 6,000 m, cascading glaciers, wondrous alpine meadows, fragile ecosystems, going explore is really good chance to Enjoy the sptacles of the nature to Click stunning photos.

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  • Climbing Boots: need to be crampon-compatible. For most easy climbs up to over 5000 meters, a lightweight mountaineering boot (B2) is more than adequate.
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes: These are the boots you will wear to approach to base camp. For example a B0 is advisable.
  • Gaiters: Short, ankle gaiters are normally enough for climbs up to about 5300 meters.
  • Socks: We recommend you bring 2 changes of socks for your hiking shoes and 2 changes for your climbing boots. Many people like to wear a thin liner sock. This can reduce abrasion and blisters
  • Lightweight Synthetic gloves a pair of polar - tec
  • Shell gloves a pair for colder conditions
  • Sun hat: Or baseball cap with bandanna safety pinned to it to keep the sun off your face and neck
  • Warm synthetic or wool hat or otherwise: synthetic is essential
  • Balaclava or Neck gaiters: Wool or synthetic, mid-weight, the neck gaiter is more versatile, and can serve as the ear band.
  • Bandanas or headscarf (optional)
  • Light weight cotton or synthetic pants / trouser: for hiking in the mountains For hiking around camp Shorts are Ok
  • A couple of fast drying base-layer tops (whatever material can be long sleeve is advisable)
  • Wear light/medium - weight trousers that allow the free movement and will dry quickly
  • Fleece jacket & pants or trouser (polar Tec):
  • Climbing pants shell proof with zipper (gore – tex). it’s worth having some kind of light synthetic climbing pant with a hard finish. The slightly stretchy "Schoeller" type fabric is ideal. Patagonia, Mammut, Eider, Millet, Marmot
  • Climbing jackets shell proof ( gore - tex)
  • Dawn jackets is nice or a micro –down jacket are suitable for climbing high summits.
  • Wind proof jacket (optional)

  • Climbing helmet recommended for every climbing peaks for our safety.
  • Harness Adjustable leg loops are recommended, big enough to fit over all your layers of clothing. Bring one with a belay loop
  • Ice axe: a single standard mountaineering axe is adequate for climbing vallunaraju.
  • Crampons antibottes: These are rubber or plastic plates that fit under you crampons to prevent balling up in soft snow. Alpine crampon
  • Carabineers If you are taking a guide then 2 locking, 1 none locking should be plenty.
  • Glacier glasses 100% UV (Julbo Explorer or Nomad)

  • Sleeping bag Forhigh camps on climbs up to about 5200 meters, you'll want a bag rated to about -15°C to -20°C. For higher camps you'll want to go warmer yet.
  • Foam sleeping pad or a therm- a – rest (prolite or Neo Air for a better night sleep), which is the best for more comfort at high camp.
  • 2 liters water bottle. (Nalgene) no camelback because it will freezing during climbing day.
  • Water treatment (chlorine dioxide tablets) (micro pure) (optional)
  • Headlamp or head torch with extra batteries (we recommended all use LED technology) Petzl's or black diamond.
  • Good quality sun cream (Sunscreen) for using around the camp
  • Lip balm
  • insect repellent
  • pocket knife (optional)
  • Pee Bottle (2) 1 Liter wide mouth bottles (Nalgene)(optional)
  • Thermos (optional) 1 Liter capacity stainless steel vacuum bottle
  • Trash bags (4) To line stuff sacks and one large to line pack

  • Hiking steaks or trekking polesare useful a compact 3 section (leki or black diamond they are lither and durable)
  • Duffel bag or ruck sack (around 70 liters) with padlock. These duffels will be tied onto the backs of burros on the way up to Base Camp, so make sure they’re tough.
  • A 40 - 45 liters day packs to carry spare clothing, snack, camera and water to drink during the day walk or climbing day.

  • MP3 players, paperbacks, journal, games or cards, tablets or electronic book
  • Camera
  • Mobile phones
  • Solar charging panels

  • Should include: plasters, antiseptic, cream, sterile gauze and bandage, rehydration sachets, zinc oxide tape and anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
    Bring paracetamol, and acetazolamide or Diamox for treating mild symptoms of (AMS).
    Have loperamide is a good idea in case you get the runs
  • Antibiotic such as: ciprofloxacin or Bactrim for bacterial stomach bugs.
  • A small roll of adhesive tape, cough drops.

  • Toilets such us: Toothbrush, small amount of toothpaste, dental floss, contact lens fluids, a small bar of soap, and small hand towel or wash clothes.
  • On most expeditions in base camps we can supply you with a small bowl of warm washing water in the morning and afternoon.
  • A small synthetic hand towel (wash clothes) is useful for taking a sponge bath, toilet paper.

$ 370
per each one, 5 participants (+)

Free holiday planning to adventure lovers.
Let’s go exploring, the most featured experiences.
Disconnect to connect with nature
Encouraging an outstanding guiding experience

PRE-PAYMENT DEPOSIT: 40% of the total price (in USD $) The Balance will be paid in cash at Huaraz 48 hours before the trip departure.



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