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2-day Vallunaraju (5686m) climb near Huaraz, Peru


Come and enjoy a 2-day climbing adventure to the summit of Vallunaraju in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, near Huaraz, with one of our IFMGA certified guides.


Cordillera Blanca

2 Days

May - Sep




* Enjoy a 2-day climb of the beautiful Vallunaraju peak in Peru.

* Marvel at some great views of the Cordillera Blanca.

* Spend a night at the mountain's base camp.


One of the few mountains in the Cordillera Blanca that you can climb in just 2 days, Vallunaraju (5,686m) is a fantastic peak. And, on this trip, you will get to climb right to the summit of this trip.

Our trip will begin in the lovely mountain town of Huaraz. From there, we will travel to the beautiful Quebrada Llaca (4,200m). Afterwards, we will go to the Vallunaraju Base Camp, where we will spend the night. On the following day, we will climb to the summit of the peak. From the summit, you can enjoy some magnificent views of other nearby peaks. After you’ve soaked in the great views, we will then return to base camp and then the Quebrada Llaca and then Huaraz.

Participants on this trip should have some prior climbing experience. You should also be in good physical condition.

The opportunity to climb an amazing 5,000 meter plus peak in the Cordillera Blanca in just 2 days is one no climber should pass up. To seize that opportunity for yourself, all you have to do is send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

Would you like to climb to the top of the Urus peak in 3 days? Then come and join us on this trip.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Price Includes

Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM (english, spanish)

Certified chef during Vallunaraju expedition

Private transportation: Huaraz – Quebrada de Llaca

Private transportation: Quebrada de Llaca – Huaraz

Porters for the transfer of logistic equipment from base camp to high camp.

Mountaineering equipment (helmet, ice axe, harness, and crampons)

5 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch, tea time and dinner)

4 seasons tent with double occupancy

Kitchen sets and fully-equipped dining room

First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Permanent radio communication between the Andean Raju Expeditions team.

Boiled water to fill up your bottle every day (1 Lt.)

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the Expedition

Last day: lunch and farewell toast with regional food and typical Peruvian drinks.

Price Excludes

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 60.00 nuevos soles

Personal porters

Mountain boots

Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff


Day 0: Huaraz (3,100 m) - Quebrada de Llaca (4,200 m) - Moraine Camp (4,950 m)

Our expedition starts in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After the pick up we will head east to the Quebrada de Llaca which is our starting point of approach to the moraine camp. We will walk on a steep trail for about 3 hours, and at the camp we will enjoy the landscapes with the mountains: Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca, Leon Dormido and Rima Rima.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Box lunch, lunch and dinner Transportation by car: 2 hours Estimated hiking time: 2 to 3 hours Elevation: +1900 (3100 masl to 5000 masl)

Day 2: Moraine Camp (4,950 m) - Vallunaraju Summit (5,686 m) - Moraine Camp - Huaraz

After breakfast we start our journey approaching the glacier by rock slabs, it will take us 30 minutes to reach the glacier, at this point our guide will make an inspection of our climbing equipment and rope us to continue with the climbing day.

In recent years the glacier has retreated, for this reason the entrance is through hard ice slopes, we will continue crossing over crevasses and bridges until we reach the pass that joins both summits (Vallunaraju south and north), from here begins a slow but steady climb along the sharp edge that leads to the summit. Finally, after about 8 hours of climbing we will reach the summit to enjoy a splendid view of the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca: Ocshapalca, Ranrapalca, Palcaraju, Tocllaraju, Huantsán, Huamashraj, Huascarán, Hualcán and more.

We remain at the summit for some time to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will descend by the same route of ascent. We will arrive to our campsite, we will eat and prepare our backpacks to continue with the descent to the Quebrada de Llaca, where the transportation will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch and lunch. Duration of the climb: 10 to 12 hours approximately. Transfer by car: 2 hours back to Huaraz. Elevation gain: +736 (4,950 masl to 5,686 masl)


About the guide

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Andean Raju



Tour Operator

We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.





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What people are saying about Andean Raju



Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too



An extraordinary expérience with Pablo and Alex, two fantastic guides (and now friends for life) from Huaras, Peru, who are at the same time extremely professional and incredebly flexible. We reached the summit on day 8 to benefit from a good weather window. My heurt is full of gratitude for the who le expérience and the magical encounters I was blessed with during that expedition. Probably amongst the very best memories in my entire life. Thank you si much, guys! And see you soon for new adventures 😛🔥❤️😊



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.



The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

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