05 Days/04 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5686 m / 18,654 ft
Route: Mountaineering Course Nevado Vallunaraju
Availability: March - October
Nevado Vallunaraju is one of the most predominant mountains that can be seen directly from Huaraz. You can recognize it for its double-headed summit, the northern one being the highest one. Its name come from quechua, Vallunaraju meaning “mountain of dreams”. The views over Cordillera Blanca from the summit are spectacular and Vallunaraju is one of the most regularly climbed mountains because of its easy access. It serves as a great acclimatization climb.
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.
Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
Acclimatization Uruscocha lake
Acclimatization Ahuac lake
Acclimatization Rajucolta lake
Acclimatization Laguna 69
Day 01: Huaraz - Camp Morrena 4800 m / 15,748 ft
We drive for 1 ½ to 2 hours to reach the starting point. We then walk to camp Morrena, appreciating the beautiful views over Ranrapalca and Ocshapalca. We camp at the altitude of 4800 m / 15,748 ft , preparing and checking the equipment in the afternoon. 3 hours aprox.
Day 02: Camp Morrena 4800 m / 15,748 ft - Vallunaraju glacier
We walk about 20 minutes the second day, only to reach the Vallunaraju glacier where we get familiar with basic
Ice climbing techniques.
Equipment and how to use it
Essential knots you need to know
Using of the crampons
Anchoring in ice
Ice climbing techniques .
Day 03: Camp Morrena 4800 m / 15,748 ft – Vallunaraju glacier
We walk up to the same place as the day before. 20 min aprox.
Refreshing the knowledge about the equipment and techniques
Repeating the knots
Climbing in the glacier
Security and self-security techniques in ice climbing
Anchoring in ice and snow
Rescue and self-rescue course
Day 04: Camp Morrena 4800 m / 15,748 ft - Vallunaraju glacier
Early breakfast. We then ascend to 5300 m / 17,388 ft, where we continue with our practice.
Putting anchors in ice and snow
Rescue and self-rescue techniques
Making an improvised stretcher
Day 05: Camp Morrena 4800 m / 15,748 ft – Vallunaraju summit 5686 m / 18,654 ft - Huaraz
We start at 2 am, walking pass the moraines to reach the glacier. We then climb to the top of Vallunaraju, where we are rewarded with spectacular views over Ranrapalca, Huantsan and other surrounding mountains. We descend to camp Morrena, take a rest at the refugee and return to Huaraz. 5 hours aprox.
Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
Complete meals during the trekking program
Kitchen / dining tent.
Collective technical equipment
Tent for 2 Person
Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
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.