Vallunaraju 3-day guided ascent, Cordillera Blanca

Join Beto, a local IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this incredible ascent to Vallunaraju in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Ascend the incredible Vallunaraju on this exciting 3-day trip. Come with me to the impressive Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes and enjoy its stunning landscapes!

    Located in Ancash, in the Huaraz province, this incredible mountain reaches an altitude of 5,686 meters! It lies southwest of Ranrapalca and Ocshapalca and has incredible views of all the surrounding peaks. The summit is relatively easy to reach, which gives us more opportunities of enjoying the route and the views.

    This trip is ideal for beginners or for those looking for an acclimatization ascent in the area. However,  I suggest you arrive to Huaraz a couple of days early to get used to the height and to review the itinerary and your equipment with me. Furthermore, if you need anything, I can help you rent it. For those in excellent physical condition, this trip can also be adapted to a two-day ascent, camping on day 1 at Llaca base and aiming to reach the summit that first night.

    So book your trip now and enjoy the beautiful Peruvian mountains! I would love to be your guide.

    If you are looking for more adventures in Peru, be sure to check out the one I offer in Mt. Pisco.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    950 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
     Price does not include flights, bus ticket Lima-Huaraz-Lima and associated hotels if needed, transfers between bus station/airport, personal items or expenses, personal harness, helmet, ice axe & boots, extra meals outside the trip itinerary, sleeping bag & mattress, travel insurance, Huascaran National Park entrance or tips.


    • Day 1Huaraz – Vallunaraju Moraine Camp

      Drive to Llaca valley. After lunch, we’ll hike to the higher Moraine Camp.

    • Day 2Moraine Camp – Vallunaraju Summit (5,686m) – Vallunaraju Base Camp

      From the camp, we’ll ascend the glacier towards Vallunaraju Summit. We’ll then descend to the camp.

    • Day 3Vallunaraju Base Camp – Huaraz

      We’ll hike down to where our transportation will be waiting for us to take us to Huaraz. Transfer to your hotel.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    Beto Pinto was born to climb giant mountains. Raised in a tiny hamlet in the Shacsha valley outside of Huaraz, he often dreamt of climbing the high peaks which surrounded his countryside home. His first steps he was off trekking and exploring on his own - through remote valleys and high Andean lakes. By age 12, he became the youngest to summit Mt. Vallunaraju (5686m). He next summited Nevado Chopicalqui (6354) at age 14, and by age 15, he stood on top of Nevado Huascaran - the summit he always dreamt of and the highest mountain in Peru. Beto remains the youngest Peruvian to have summited Huascaran.

    Beto is licensed as a UIAGM /IFMGA /AGMP Guide, and has WFR certification - this means he is recognized worldwide, and it’s the highest level of guide after 3 years of intensive study and training. He teaches mountain rescue courses to other local guides. He has organized and led the first Peruvian expeditions to the mountains of Ecuador and Bolivia, opening new routes and holding the record time to ascend Mexico’s highest volcano, Pico de Orizaba, in Bolivia Huayna Potosi. Within Peru, he has opened many new routes in various Cordilleras. He is published in The Alpinist, The American Alpine Journal, Desnivel , Barrabes , American Alpine Institute, etc



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