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Climbing Vallunaraju (5686m/18650ft) – 3 Days / 2 Night

About the Climb
Vallunaraju is an excellent mountain for beginners or first-time climbers, as there is very little technicality and it only takes two days to summit. This mountain offers stunning views and is sure to be a great start to your mountain-climbing adventures. The ascent begins in Quebrada Llaca (4400 m), 2 hours by car from Huaraz.


Day 01: Huaraz – Moraine Camp Vallunaraju (4760m/15612ft)
After the breakfast in the Hotel the Guide will pick up you at 8:00hours approximately, then you will be transferred to the East site from Huaraz to Llaca Valley, where is the start point hike to the Moraine Camp for about 2 hours half, during this hike up we will see mountains in the east site like San Juan, Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca, and Leon dormido mount, arriving to the camp around 13:00hours for lunch, after lunch we will check our climbing equipments for the next day and overnight camping at (4760m/15612ft).

Day 02: Moraine Camp – summit day to Vallunaraju (5386m/17666ft) – Moraine Camp
This day after the fast breakfast in the Moraine Camp we will start short climb over the rocks for about 25 minutes to get the glacier, where we will put our climbing gears like crampons, harnes, helmet, etc. From the moraine to the summit will takes 4 hours climb up approximately, in the top (5386m/17666ft) we will take pictures for about 10 minutes and inmediately we go down to the Moraine for about 2 hours, arriving to the Moraine we will take out our climbing gears and pack to start go down to the Moraine Camp, overnight camping in the Moraine.

Day 03: Moraine Camp – Back to Huaraz
In third day we will leave at 4:00hours approximately, after 4 hours climb up we will get the Summit of Vallunaraju (5686m/18650ft), where we can enjoy the nice views of different mountain such as Huascarán, Tocllaraju, Copa, Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca, Huantzan, etc. after to enjoy the nice views we will start go down for about 1 hour half to the Moraine Camp, arriving to the camp for lunch. After to arrive we will pick up the tents to continue go down to the road where out transport will be waiting for us to transport to Huaraz, arriving to Huaraz around 16:00 or 17:00hours.

Hiking Time
Duration 2 days
Altitude 5686 m
Difficulty Moderate-Difficult
When to Climb May-September

Getting to/from the Mountain
Our private bus/van will pick you up at your hostel or we will meet in the office of Andescamp, from there we will drive ….. where the trek will begin.

What is Included
  • Official Climbing Guide
  • Cook (optional)
  • Transportation both ways
  • Food, Utensils, and Stove
  • Tents
  • Radios
  • First Aid Kit
What to Bring
  • Waterproof/Gorotex Jacket, Pants, and Gloves
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Warm Socks
  • Climbing Boots
  • Grampons
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Water Pills
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Mattress
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