02 Days/01 Nigth
Max. Altitude: 5686 m / 18,654 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Vallunaraju
Availability: All year
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Nevado Vallunaraju is located in the northern part of the Ranrapalca Glacier, in the Cordillera Blanca. It can be seen from the city of Huaraz and has an icy climate. Its name is Quechuan, meaning Peak of dreams and has spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca. It is a mountaineers´ favourite mountain because of its relatively easy access and is also a good way to acclimatize.
We recommend you to do at least a 1-Day hike in altitude to be acclimatized before doing this tour.
We can offer you different hikes.
Huaraz - Acclimatization Churup lake
This is a very good hike to acclimatize. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa. At 3850 m /12,631 ft we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m /14,566 ft ling over steep rocks. And then we come back to Huaraz by the same way.
Day 01: Huaraz - Moraine Camp 4800 m / 15,748 ft
Journey in shuttle vehicle for approx 1 ½ to 2 hours. Then, we will climb to Campo Morrena with a view of Ranrapalca Peak, Ocshapalca until reaching 4800 m / 15,748 ft where we will camp for the night. Approx. 3 hours.
Day 02: Moraine Camp - Summit Vallunaraju 5686 m / 18,654 ft- Huaraz
The hike will start at 2 am, going across several moraines until we reach the wide glacier and climb to the top where we will be rewarded with views of the Ranrapalca, Huantsan and other peaks. Later, we will descend to Moraine camp. Walk back down to the refuge and return to Huaraz in the shuttle. Approx. 5 hours.
Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
Complete meals during the trekking program
Collective technical equipment
Kitchen / dining tent.
Tent for 2 Person
Tour of Acclimatization
Travel accident and health insurance
Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
Hotel accommodation in Lima.
Tour of the city
Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.