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Vallunaraju climb in the Cordillera Blanca (2 days)

Vallunaraju​ ascent

Climb to the summit of Vallunaraju (5686m) in the Cordillera Blanca, with this 2-day ascent in the Peruvian Andes along local IFMGA-certified guide William.



2 Days

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




  • Climb Vallunaraju and prepare yourself for more challenging ascents
  • Discover breathtaking views from the summit over the Cordillera Blanca
  • Vallunaraju is a non-technical ascent, offering a quick ascent


Join me on this 2-day ascent to the summit of Vallunaraju (5685m), a mountain in the heart of the impressive Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes, close to the city of Huaraz.

Its quick and short access, and a non-technical climb, make Vallunaraju one of the most climbed peaks in Peru. It is also a great mountaineering ascent for acclimatization, if you are planning to climb more demanding and longer ascents in the Andes.

We will meet in the city of Huaraz (3100m), and after breakfast we will head to the Llaca Valley on a private transport, a 2-hour trip approximately. Then we will start climbing to the Moraine Camp (4900m) for about 3 hours, where we will stay overnight.

Next day,  we will start climbing to the summit very early, following a tocky trail on the first part, and then climbing the glacier. It will take us about 5 hours to reach the summit of Vallanaraju, where we will enjoy stunning views over the surrounding mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.

Then we will descend to the Moraine Camp and to Huaraz, where our trip finishes. Bear in mind you need to have a short previous acclimatization before climbing Vallanaraju. Also, we will have a little mountaining course before summit day.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to climb Vallunaraju! Just book your place and get ready to join me on this 2-day ascent in the Cordillera Blanca. 

Check out my profile page for more mountaineering trips and treks in the Peruvian Andes.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Drinks

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Hotel in Huaraz is not included in the price


Day 1: Huaraz (3100m) – Llaca Valley) (4350m) – Moraine camp(4900m)

After breakfast at your hotel,  we will leave the city of Huaraz to the Llaca Valley on a private transport. The drive takes 2 hours approximately. Then we will begin to ascend a zigzag path to the Moraine Camp for about 3 hours, where we will stay overnight.

Day 2: Moraine Camp (4900m) – Vallunaraju Summit (5686 m) - Huaraz

From Moraine Camp, we start climbing to the summit very early. The first part of the trail is rocky (20 minutes approximately). Then we put on all the necessary mountain equipment to climb the glacier. It takes 5 hours approximately to reach the summit of Vallunaraju. After enjoying breathtaking views, we make our way back down to the Moraine Camp and then travel back to Huaraz.




In mountain tents

Meeting point

In Huaraz, at your Hotel

Equipment you will need to bring



Ice axe





Belay device

Watter bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

Can I join a group?

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

About the guide

I was born at the foot of Huascaran, Peru’s highest peak. I spent my childhood preparing for a career as a mountain guide. I began working as a porter on big expeditions all around the Cordillera Blanca range to earn both money and the necessary experience to begin my accreditation process towards a prestigious UIAGM Certification.

As my training for this, I spent most of my years from my early 20’s in the mountains as an aspirant guide, apprenticing under others and developing my own strength, style, and techniques as a guide.

Having earned the title of UIAGM mountain guide, I have worked on just about every peak in the National Park with groups from around the globe and continues to do so with patience and professionalism in all aspects of the job.





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