2 Day
Tour Type
Group Size
Max People : 15

Trek & Climb: Nevado Vallunaraju (5,685m)


Trek & Climb: Nevado Vallunaraju

Flying in from your country you’ll arrive in Lima in the afternoon. Then transfer to the bus station in Lima (Plaza Norte Terminal) – Huaraz (Travel by bus, the journey lasts around 7-8 hrs)

Vallunaraju is a very popular summit to peak in the Cordillera Blanca. Vallunaraju is located in the central part of Cordillera Blanca, it is the nearest mountain to go climbing starting from the city of Huaraz and it is considered a moderate climb. The day you’ll go to the summit you will have an amazing view of many peaks around, all the city and the Cordillera Negra.

To climb this peak it’s not necessary to have any previous experience. However it is a moderately difficult climb and you will need a couple of day hikes in Huaraz to acclimatize; this is only in case if you are a newcomer to mountain terrain at altitude.

Climb one of the famous mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.
Climb & ascend one of the more moderate mountains for beginners to glacial climbing.

Mountain Stats
Maximum altitude: 5,685m. (Vallunaraju Summit).
Difficulty: PD (Little Difficult).
Duration: 2 days & 1 night.
Best Season: May – September.
Location: Cordillera Blanca.
Average temperature: Day to Night 18°C to (–10°C).

Breakfast x 1
Lunch x 2
Dinner x 1
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
High Mountain Cook
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Trekking Poles)

Not Included
International Airfare
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Travel & Adventure Insurance (we highly recommend some form of medical evacuation insurance)
Entrance fee to the Huascarán National Park (S./150.00 per person)
Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet (can be hired as part of trip)
Emergency mule (can be hired for the expedition)


Suggested Packing
Hiking Boots
Trekking socks (synthetic fibers)
Sun hat
Hat for cold weather (fleece)
microfiber shirts and thermal
Trekking pants
Day Backpack or advance 40 liters
Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex or other)
Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other)
Waterproof Layer
Water Bottle
Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
Sunscreen (lips and skin)
Personal First Aid Kit
Photographic Material
Washbag and towel
Trekking Poles


Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.



Starting out from Huaraz you'll travel to llaca Valley by private transport arriving in around 1.5-2 hours. Leaving the transport from the base of the trail you'll ascend for 2-3hrs, covering moraine terrain until you reach the base camp by the side of Vallunraju Glacier. There you'll camp for 10 to 12 hours approximately, before setting off the following morning.
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Beginning the ascent at 3:00-4:00 am crossing some moraines until reaching the glacier, you'll pass through slopes of (35 - 40 °) of inclination until you summit the Nevado Vallunaraju, where you'll be able to appreciate magnificent views of the surrounding peaks of the Cordillera Blanca.
Then you'll begin the descent to the base camp where you can rest, have some lunch and continue to the base trail. Approximately 6hrs ascent & descent of glacier & approx. 2-3hrs descent to the base trail.
For the 3-Day option, you can spend another night at base camp before heading down to the base trail for the journey back to Huaraz City.
From here you'll meet with our private transport and begin the journey back to Huaraz, where you can overnight once more and revel in an epic ascent of the Cordillera Blanca.
  • Overnight: Huaraz
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

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