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3-day Mountaineering skills course on Vallunaraju (5,686m), near Huaraz

A local certified guide from our team will teach you all his secrets on this 3-day course on the stunning Vallunaraju, situated near Huaraz, in Peru.


3 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




* Enjoy mountaineering in one of the mountains of the unique Cordillera Blanca.

* Improve your abilities and prepare for future adventures in the mountains.

* Learn about risks and safety from an experienced mountain guide.


Looking for a program to develop your mountaineering skills and learn everything about safety in the mountains? Then join me on this 3-day course in Vallunaraju near the city of Huaraz.

At 5,686 meters above sea level, Vallunaraju is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. It’s very near Huaraz and it’s a moderate ascent to the summit. From the top, we can contemplate fantastic views of the city and surrounding peaks. Additionally, it’s an amazing place to practice mountaineering and improve your abilities.

The purpose of our course is to prepare you for future climbs and help you develop your safety skills in the mountains. Avalanches, rock falls and crevasses are often the cause of accidents, so it’s very important for climbers to be aware of these dangers and be prepared for setbacks.

On this course, we’ll focus on the necessary mountaineering abilities to face a climb safely and protect yourself and your team. We also have a simple formula to make decisions in the mountains that we’ll teach you during the course.

As for the itinerary, on day 1, we’ll depart from Huaraz to the campsite in Vallunaraju, where we’ll have an introductory talk and a practice session. On day 2, we’ll teach you about the crevasse rescue system and have the possibility to go to an ice cave in the evening. On day 3, we’ll go for Vallunaraju summit and head back to Huaraz.

Please, keep in mind that the level of this ascent is moderate, so it’s important to be physically fit.

So, do you think this program would suit you? Then contact me by sending the request to book your place. I’ll be glad to teach you all about mountaineering safety on this course.

Looking for easy mountaineering programs in the Cordillera Blanca? Then check out these ascents in Nevado Mateo and Nevado Maparaju.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Not included in the price: flights, accommodation in Huaraz, breakfast on the first morning and dinner on the third evening, personal equipment, personal insurance, snacks and drinks.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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