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Join me for an amazing 12-day exploration of Vallunaraju and Pisco in the Peruvian Andes! We will reach both summits and enjoy some stunning splitboard descents!
Vallunaraju and Pisco are two very popular mountains in the Cordillera Blanca. Vallunaraju (5,686 meters) is located in the Huaraz province and Pisco (5,752 meters) in Yungay, in the Ancash region.
Vallunaraju is a great peak for climbers of all levels. Its access is not difficult and it is perfect for acclimatization and ice climbing training. As for Pisco, its ascent is suitable for beginners too. This peak is known as the balcony of the Cordillera Blanca from where you can enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views.
However, even if these mountains are beginner friendly, it is important to have a good physical condition in order to join this trip. After reaching some tough spots you should be prepared for splitboarding traverses on some beautiful slopes. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you!
So, if you are up for this climbing and splitboarding experience in the mountains of Vallunaraju and Pisco, please fill the form! I will be glad to show you the way around the wonderful Peruvian Andes.
I also offer a splitboarding trip in Ishinca and Tocllaraju peaks, check it out!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
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.
We’ll pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.
We’ll drive during 8 hours from Lima to Huaraz (3,100 m). During the trip, you will contemplate the beautiful sight of the Cordillera Blanca.
We’ll drive to the Santa Cruz pass and walk through the Cordillera Negra to the Wilcacocha lake (3,745 meters).
We’ll go from Huaraz to Pitec (3,885 meters) and walk during 3 hours to the Churup lake (4,450 meters) inside the Huascaran National Park.
Morrena Camp Vallunaraju
First, we’ll drive from Huaraz for approximately 2 hours until we reach the Llaca gorge. Then we’ll hike to the Morrena Camp (4,945 meters).
We’ll start the ascent early in the morning. After we reach a glacier, we’ll put our splitboard on. Then we’ll do a moderate ascent to the summit. Finally, we’ll return to Huaraz.
Rest day in Huaraz.
Pisco Base Camp
First, we’ll drive from Huaraz to Llamacoral. Then, from this point, we’ll walk for 3 hours to the Base Camp (4,665 meters).
We’ll reach the Pisco summit (5,752 meters). We’ll use our splitboards part of the way. From the top, you’ll see the incredible landscape of the highest peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. Then, we’ll ski down to the Perú Refuge (4,665 meters).
Return to Huaraz.
We’ll prepare for the departure.
End of the trip
Finally, we’ll drive to Lima and say goodbye.
About the Guide
IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú, based in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca.
I like mountaineering and skiing. I recently completed the ski certification in Argentina, so I'm one of the few fully IFMGA certified guides in Peru. I've also guided in Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and the Alps.
Some of my favourite trips are climbing in the Dolomites, Fitz Roy in El Chalten, and mountain biking across Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
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