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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

-

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.


Price per person

 
1 Person
950 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
 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.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Huaraz – Vallunaraju Moraine Camp

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

  • Day 2: Moraine 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 3: Vallunaraju 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
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
 

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

 
 
FROM 950 USD per person

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