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Nevado Vallunaraju 2-day guided climbing expedition

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Discover the beautiful Nevado Vallunaraju (5686 m) in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca, along Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

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2 Days

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



I invite you to join me on an incredible 2-day expedition to the Nevado Vallunaraju (5686 m)!

Located in the Chinchey Massif in the Cordillera Blanca, the Vallunaraju is one of the most popular mountains for mountain lovers. Its Quechua name means “Peak of dreams” and from its top you can enjoy beautiful views of the Andes range.

We will meet in the city of Huaraz. I propose a 2-day program. First, we will climb to Campo Morrena. It offers an incredible view of the Ranrapalca peak. The second day, we will climb up to the Nevado Vallunaraju summit! Once we get to the top, we will enjoy the most beautiful views of the surrounding peaks. Finally, we will descend back to the camp. A vehicle will be waiting for us to go back to Huaraz.

Vallunaraju is a favorite among mountaineers because it is quite accesible. Also, it’s a perfect acclimatization climb before attempting a bigger objective. However, you must have some prior experience and a good physical condition. Also, you can check the complete itinerary below this text.

If you have are interested in this program, don’t hesitate in getting in touch with me! I’ll be glad to guide you there! You can also check my Nevado Urus climbing expedition!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Huaraz (3090m) – Campo Morena (4800m)

From Huaraz, we will transfer by shuttle (approx 1.30 to 2 hours). Then, we will climb to Campo Morrena and enjoy a view of Ranrapalca Peak, Ocshapalca until reaching 4800m where we will camp for the night. (Approx.3 hours)

Day 2: Campo Morrena – Vallunaraju Summit (5686m) – Huaraz

The hike will start at 2 am, going across several moraines until we reach the wide glacier and climb to the top where we will be rewarded with views of the Ranrapalca, Huantsan and other peaks. Later, we will descend to campo Morrena. Walk back down to the refuge and return to Huaraz in the shuttle. (Approx. 5 hours).




Tents-We will camp

More info

Maximum group size: 12 Price 8/12 people: USD 220

THE PRICE ALSO INCLUDES: Cook and Helpers-Porters-Private transportation Huaraz / according to the program / Huaraz-Kitchen / dinning tent-Cooking equipment-Tent for 2 People-Toilette tent. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Acclimatization tour- Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park- Porters (for tents and food)-Entrance fee to the Comunity (Huayhuash)- Horse (in case of emergency during trekking)-Not mentioned food and beverages-Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.).

Meeting point

Huaraz city

About the guide

Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.


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What people are saying about Octavio Salazar Obregon

James C.


September, 2022

If you are ever in Peru to climb or trek, you MUST use Andean Peaks. Eloy and Octavio are both extremely communicative and porfession. Very safe and pleasurable experience. They held our deposit for two years due to us postponing our trip because eof covid. We had zero issues arriving two years than planned. Again, I can’t think of a better tour operator in Peru.

Sebastien J.


August, 2022

Excellent outdoors company. We have had one of the best experiences in the mountains thanks to the organization and coordination of the whole group, from the food, porters, installation of camps. I would definitely choose them again for any outdoor activity.

Gabriel J.


August, 2022

Thank you very much Andean Peaks! It was my 3rd expedition with you and every time better! I am proud to know Octavio and Eloy, two excellent professionals and a very good working team. They even repaired the sole of my double boots and saved me the trip! And the food was also very good, excelent service. See you next time and thank you very much!

Jeffrey Rutter


July, 2022

Octavio wss injured and we ended up with Hector instead. He is new, but is very friendly and hard working. I would acclimatize more than the stated 3 days at one of the lagoons if you want to increase your chance at success. Communication was lacking a little prior to the trip with no contact until the day before the trip. Overall the crew was great and went above and beyond my expectations.

Michael E.


May, 2022

Excellent in every way. The personal are very professional and absolutely know what they are doing.

Michael Ellis


June, 2021

Excellent service in every way. I was confident Octavio experience and I was thrilled with everything done during this expedition.

Michael Ellis


June, 2021

Excellent adventure. Octavia is a very skilled guide. The expedition was fabulous

Jason Stokes


October, 2019

Where to start, the personal touch, the enjoyment, the focus on the client and safety. A truly enjoyable experience with both brothers. The only bad thing I would say is that the experiences have to come to an end. They have made our honeymoon truly memorable and I wouldn’t change a moment. I would highly recommend using andeanpeaks.com if you want a safe and enjoyable experience with well trained, likeable, friendly, personal and experienced guides. I cannot praise enough. Thank you so so much



October, 2019

We had 10 days in the Cordillera Blanca and Octavio helped us plan a great trip. We did Laguna 69 day trip, Santa Cruz trek, climbing in Hatunmachay, ice climbing and trekking on Mount Pisco. The trip was very well organised and equipment provided was of high quality. Octavio is an experienced mountain guide and climber so we always felt safe throughout the trip. We had a great chef with us when camping and always enjoyed the food he prepared. Also enjoyed chatting to Octavio in the evenings and hearing his great stories!

Andrew Z


October, 2019

We had 10 days in Andes (Huaraz as base) and wanted to get a mix of trekking, rock climbing and mountaineering. Contacted Andean Peaks who helped me organize the whole trip. Octavio, who was our main guide and one of the owners of the company was super helpful and quick to respond on both emails and Whatsapp. Octavio is a qualified professional mountain guide. Apart from this, he's also a super friendly guy an a good climber. Bonus points for always being punctual, having great equipment/tents etc, good chef (cooked pizza for us at 4600m!). Highly recommend. Activites: 1 day Laguna 69, 3 day Santa Cruz Trek, 2 days rock climbing, 1 day Ice wall climbing and 3 day Pisco mountain.

Julia V


August, 2019

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August, 2019

Octavio was very responsive with communication considering he's in the mountains most of the time. Octavio is an experienced guide and very accommodating with teaching new skills and techniques. The trip was well organized with all aspects accounted for making the trips enjoyable. During the climbs I felt I was in good hands all the time. The food was certainly a highlight of the trip, 5 star restaurant quality like and better. Will certainly be returning to climb with Andeanpeaks in the near future. Thanks to Octavio and the team!



July, 2019

This guys are great. They are certified mountain guides. The food in the camp was better than the restaurants in Huaraz. You feel safe in their hands all the way to the summit. We climbed 3 mountains in the same tour Ishinca, urus and Tocllaraju. Many thanks to the team they make of the tour a fun place during the climb and in base camp. Totally recommendable

Karel Umlauf


June, 2019

Octavio is very nice guy with acceptable command of English



June, 2019

I had an excellent time with Octavio and the whole team at the mountaineering course on yanapaccha mountain in huascaran national park. The preparation was perfect for the final summit day and my first 5000m peak! Octavia and his team always took care of me and were the perfect partners for this incredible experience! Thank you so much!


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