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Vallunaraju, Cordillera Blanca 2-day guided ascent

Daniel, an IFMGA certified and local expert guide, wants to take you to the summit of Vallunaraju. Let him share with you this beautiful part of the world!

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Peru, the Cordillera Blanca

  • Reach the summit of Vallunaraju with an expert guide

  • Get the best views of Huascaran, Peru’s highest mountain

Description

Discover one of Peru’s true gems, the Cordillera Blanca. Follow me on this 2-day guided ascent. And reach one of the most beautiful peaks in the Cordillera Blanca, Vallunaraju (5686m).

Vallunaraju is a quechua word that means El Nevado de los Sueños, meaning the Snow-capped peak of your dreams. And when you have the opportunity to see this colossal mountain up close, you understand why.

Also, it is one of the most famous mountains in the Cordillera Blanca. Aside from its incomparable beauty, it also offers a fairly easy ascent. It is the ideal peak for acclimatization and to practice reaching summits that are over the 5,000 meters. Moreover, it doesn’t require previous technical experience. Hence, many climbers use it as practice for bigger ascents.

Our journey will begin in the beautiful town of Huaraz, where we’ll get to experience the hospitality of the people that live here and learn about their culture. And, we’ll get to try the local cuisine, which is famous around the world. Thereupon, we’ll head towards the Ilaca valley, where we’ll get mesmerizing sceneries.

Also, we will get the best views of some of the prettiest mountains in the region like Ocshapalca and Ranrapalca. Then, once we reach the summit of Vallunaraju, we will get an incomparable sight of Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru.

So if you are thinking about exploring Peru and its Cordillera Blanca, search no more. Please send me a request, and let’s plan this wonderful mountaineering adventure together.

But if you want to further explore the area, I also guide this Cedros and Alpamayo Trek + Ulta Trek in 13 days with acclimatization.

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Huaraz

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Moraine Camp

We’ll begin in Huaraz. Then we’ll head towards the Ilaca valley. Upon arrival at a mountain refuge at the base of Vallunaraju, we will start our hike. Then, we’ll trek through steep slopes with patches of grass until the Moraine Camp. Finally we’ll use that afternoon to set up our gear, and explore around.

Day 2: Moraine Camp - Summit - Huaraz

After a nutritious breakfast, we’ll depart still at dark. We’ll climb across glaciers and areas of scrambling rocks. We’ll use ropes on snow, solid ice or even slope parts, where we might need to use an ax, until we reach the summit. Thereupon, we’ll retrace our steps. And from Base Camp, a vehicule will be waiting for us to take us back to Huaraz.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Perú.

I was born in the Huaraz city, which is located between cordillera blanca & cordillera negra neighbor of huayhuash mountain range.

My passion for the mountain was born since I was a child, because I watched my father going to the mountain. When I was 13 years old I started going on treks with my father and clients, and as soon as I finished my high school I applied to the high school mountain center studies (CEAM) in 2001 and I graduated as an official mountain guide in 2005.

I have a wide guiding experience in trekking and climbing, organizing, trekking and climbing expeditions into cordillera Blanca & huayhuash in the Peruvian mountains.

I guided successfully in Mexico, Argentina where I climbed conquering the mount Aconcagua at (6959 m).

In Peru I have climbed the most beautiful mountain in the world mount "Alpamayo", and the Peruvian highest peak "mount Huascaran south peak". In 2005 I made a speed record climbing mounts "Alpamayo" & "Quitaraju" in 32 hours 16 minutes. I also opened some new routes to climbing in cordillera Blanca.

Aside from the AGMP / IFMGA certification, I also have the WFR certification.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 856 each

Group of 2

USD 516 each

Group of 3

USD 475 each

Group of 4

USD 428 each

Group of 5

USD 419 each

Group of 6

USD 382 each

Group of 7

USD 361 each

Group of 8

USD 361 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Not included: transportation to the start of the trip, accommodation and meals in Huaraz, personal equipment, sleeping bag, personal insurance, tips and extra expenses.


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