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    Climbing Vallunaraju 5686m 5D/4N

    • Tour Type: Mountaineering
    • Departure city: Lima, Perú
    • End city: Lima, Perú
    • Price: $1289 USD
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    Overview

    The Nevado Vallunaraju has a height of 5686m, belongs to the massif of the Chinchey of the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, its meaning in Quechua language means “The Snowy of Dreams”, It has one of the most striking views from the city of Huaraz for its particular silhouette resembling a saddle, it is also a very popular destination as part of the acclimatization and training prior to a mountain of higher elevation and complexity, its ascent is relatively easy for those who are new to the world of high mountains.

    Key Tour Data
    Tour Name: Climbing Vallunaraju 5686m 5D/4N
    Location: Cordillera Blanca inside Huascaran National Park, Departament of Ancash, Perú.
    Tour Type: Mountaineering
    Age Requirements: 18+
    Days walking: 2 days
    Total tour time: 5 days (from Lima to Lima)
    Total walking distance: 9km
    Elevation: 1250(+), 1250(-)
    Technical difficulty: 5 of 7
    Maximum Altitude: 5752m
    Minimum Altitude: 5686m

    The Vallunaraju is one of the few peaks of the Cordillera Blanca that can be climbed from the city of Huaraz in two days and is a perfect training and acclimatization activity for larger objectives.
    It is ideal for acclimatization and for mountaineering courses. The Association of Mountain Guides of Peru (AGM) and the House of Guides carry out annual safety and glacier courses on this mountain before the beginning of the season, directed to the public; it is also ideal for those people who have a short stay in the city of Huaraz or have a few days of vacation.
    In this adventure we will walk approximately 09 kilometers for a period of two days of pure ascent.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Know the snowy of dreams.
    • Perform high mountain activities for beginners.
    • Pure contact with nature.

    What you get

    4 nights Accommodation

    3N nights hotel (in the town of Huaraz), 1 nights camping.

    Transport included

    Travel easily from A to B (Bus)

    4 Meals

    1 Breakfsat, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Snack(s) in the walking.

    Guide

    Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)

    Extras

    Handy extras and accessories (Sleeping bag / tent / mat).

    What is not included

    • Airport pick-up/drop-off
    • Accommodation in Lima
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals in the city
    • Personal expenses
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Personal equipment (harness, mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoe or mixed shoe, suitable mountain clothes, personal medication, backpack, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.).

    Itinerary

    1

    Day A: Transfer Lima 0m – Huaraz 3050m

    Departure Time: Usually in the afternoon

    Today you will be picked up at your hotel in Lima (Capital of Peru) between noon and 12:00 noon. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your lunch before boarding our transportation.
    We will go to the bus terminal to board the bus that will take us to the city of Huaraz (08 hours); we will arrive late at night and we will leave you at your hotel so you can rest and the next day make your acclimatization hike.

    Activity: Eight hours of bus transportation.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • Walking

    • 8hr

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    2

    Day B: Acclimatization Day: Querococha Lagoon – Chavin Temple

    Today will be a day of acclimatization in the city of Huaraz, we will take a walk towards the archaeological site of Chavin, about two hours from the city of Huaraz, in the district of Chavin de Huantar, we will activate ourselves with a day of culture and nature.
    Departure: 09:00 am. – Return: 08:00 pm.
    Leaving the city of Huaraz (3100m), we will pass through the towns of Recuay, Ticapampa and Cátac.
    Visit the Great Temple of Chavin that reflects the greatness of our ancestors: The Lanzon of Chavin and the nailed heads.
    After lunch we will visit the Chavin National Museum.

    Activity: Today we walk very little, but we learn a lot about the Chavín culture.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • Walking

    • 4hr

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    3

    Day 1 of 2: Huaraz 3050m – Base Camp 4400m

    In the morning at 8am, after breakfast, the transportation will be waiting for you to take you from your hotel to the base camp, which will be the starting point for the ascent to the Nevado Vallunaraju the next day.
    The access to the base camp of the mountain is made by road through the Llaca ravine until reaching the vicinity of the Llaca Lagoon 4400m. At this point we will also find the AGMP (Association of Mountain Guides of Peru) shelter, a few more minutes of ascent and we will arrive at the moraine camp where we will camp to begin the attack to the summit the following day.
    Here we will rest, enjoy our meals and spend the night to acclimatize for the next day’s ascent.

    Difficulty: We started with a moderate but important ascent.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • 2km

      Walking

    • 2hr

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    4

    Day 2 of 2: Base Camp 4400m – Climbing Vallunaraju 5686m – Huaraz 3050m

    On this day it is our turn to crown the summit, for that we will wake up at 02:00 in the morning, pack our climbing equipment, have a nutritious breakfast and start the march. From the base camp to the summit Vallunaraju is an average of 2.8 kilometers in ascent that is achieved in about four hours at a leisurely pace.
    From moraine camp (the place where we spend the night), the path is a pure ascent through rocky plates, but the path is visible and does not represent a major difficulty, but it is always important to pay attention and be attentive to the indications of your guide. Once we overcome this obstacle of rocky plates, we arrive at the foot of glacier 5025, it is here where we put on the rope, place the crampons and ice axe in hand and continue the ascent, but this time on the glacier.
    When continuing with the ascent we will visualize the pass that unites the South summit with the North, once in the pass 5555m we will have the great Ranrapalca 6240m and its neighbor Ocshapalca 5883m., continuing by the South edge that takes toward the summit, the last meters toward the summit is by a profusely glaciated edge, thus we will arrive to the summit 5686m where we will have a wonderful view of the White Mountain range, especially of the Nevado Huascarán.
    After crowning the summit and capturing the best pictures for the memory we begin our descent to the base camp to pack our belongings and continue our descent to our vehicle that will be waiting to take us back to the city of Huaraz.

    Difficulty: A day of great physical effort, many ascents and descents, 11 hours in total.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • 7km

      Walking

    • 2hr

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    5

    Day C: Huaraz 3050m – Lima 0m

    Today we say goodbye to Huaraz and return to the city of Lima, our tour leader will accompany you to your hotel in the city of Lima, and with this we will have completed the most wonderful experience that can be lived in the Peruvian Andes.

    Activity: Today we only use the bus to return to our hotel in Lima.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • Walking

    • 8hr

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

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    Essential Information

    Visa and passport information

    Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important information about tour prices.

    Booking Conditions

    Before booking your Made In Mountain trip, be sure to read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Travel Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
    In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.

    Maximum altitude

    In this adventure you will reach 5752 meters above sea level, a cold climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, and during most of the day you can reach temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, especially in the mornings and nights.

    Altitude information

    This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
    Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
    You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.

    Important for trips to the Cordillera Blanca

    In the high season of visitors from April to October (Andean summer) our reservations sell out quickly, so we recommend that you book your vacation well in advance of your planned travel date, at least 4 to 5 months in advance when possible.

    About flight delays

    Made In Mountain does not currently include international flights from your home city in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima, Peru 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays with your itinerary.

    Vaccinations

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
    At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
    In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.

    About camping tents

    You will be assigned a space in a shared tent of two, three or four people as organized by the main guide, but if you want more privacy and want a personal tent, this will have an additional cost of $ 20 dollars in total for the ten days of camping (equivalent to $ 10 dollars per day).
    If you come as a couple or with friends, a private tent can be assigned to you depending on availability, so it is very important that you book your tour well in advance.
    Please note that in this adventure each participant must carry his or her own clothing.

    About high mountain clothing.

    Each participant must bring his or her own clothing and mountain equipment (harness, mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoe or mixed shoe, suitable mountain clothes, personal medication, backpack, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.).
    You can rent high mountain equipment, on average the price is 50 dollars according to the quality.

    Food in camping

    The food is varied, prioritizing good nutrition to keep you active throughout the trip.
    Your tour leader will contact you to ask you about your dietary preferences.

    Travel Lima – Huaraz – Lima

    To move from the city of Lima to Huaraz (round trip) you will board a bus from the bus terminal, our partners are recognized agencies that meet all safety protocols, biosecurity and the best comfort.
    You will always be accompanied by your tour leader at all times from your hotel in Lima, round trip.

    Basic services in Huaraz

    Huaraz is a small city in the process of development so it can not be compared to the hotel and gastronomic offer of cities like Lima or Cusco; however we always make the best effort to give you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have good internet access and amenities with primary services; our partners are among the best you can find in that city.

    Water

    Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.

    Lodging, meals, flights or additional services

    If you have problems booking your accommodation, meals, or any additional services in Lima, we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance.
    Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.

     

    Frequent Questions

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    What is Climbing Vallunaraju?

    The Nevado Vallunaraju is a mountain of 5686m located in the province of Huaraz, Ancash region, located southeast of the snow-capped mountains of Ranrapalca and Ocshapalca.
    Vallunaraju in Quechua language means “The Snowy of Dreams”, has one of the most striking views from the city of Huaraz for its particular silhouette resembling a saddle, so it is also a very popular destination as part of acclimatization and training prior to a mountain of higher elevation and complexity, its ascent is relatively easy for those who are new to the world of high mountains.

    From the capital of Peru, Lima, how far is Climbing Vallunaraju?

    The starting point for this adventure is in the province of Huaraz, which belongs to the capital of the Ancash region.
    Huaraz is about 410 Km (08 hours by bus) from the capital city of Peru (Lima), there are no frequent commercial flights to this place.

    What services would be missing from my tour to take my mind off all primary expenses?

    You would have to include flights, lodging and meals in the city, we do not include them in our tours for the following reasons:
    – Lodging in Lima: Each passenger has a different need (we only separate lodging in places where the options and offers are very reduced, for example, in this tour you have included lodging in the city of Huaraz).
    – Food in the city: The food preferences of each passenger is different, so we prefer you to explore the flavors of your preference (we only provide food in the camps when trekking).
    – Flights: You can book the airline of your preference, we know that there are complete offers from your country of origin.
    If you wish to include any of these services in your tour you should contact our travel agents so that they can assist you and include it in your tour pack.

    What to expect from a climb to the Vallunaraju Summit?

    The Vallunaraju summit is a mountain considered as initiation or also excellent as acclimatization if we have objectives of higher altitude and difficulty, if you have high mountain objectives you can start with this summit.
    In this adventure you will use all the necessary equipment for high mountain, besides enjoying a dream view and wonderful landscapes along the way.

    Will someone pick me up at the airport when I land in Lima, Peru from my home country?

    No, our service starts from your hotel in the city of Lima and the day you start your tour according to the schedule of the itinerary, from there, your tour leader will accompany you from end to end throughout your vacation until you return to your hotel of origin.
    While it is true that the tour leader accompaniment is exclusively for the tour itinerary, we also operate in the city of Lima, we are attentive to provide all the assistance and extra support you need, but keep in mind that expenses for extra care are not covered in this tour.
    Remember that we also have adventures in Lima, you can take advantage of your free days to visit lagoons, waterfalls and mountains within the territory of Lima, you can check our offers.

    What is the best season to do this adventure?

    You can do this ascent can be done, between the months of April to October, this season is known as the “Andean Summer”, because there are no longer many weather impediments (rain, low temperatures, fog, etc.) to better enjoy the scenery.
    However, we all know how climate change has affected the behavior of the environment, so we cannot guarantee that an “Andean summer” will be one hundred percent perfect.
    We can only guarantee the best safety for you to enjoy a hike on any day of the year.

    In total, how long does the ascent to the Vallunaraju summit take?

    This itinerary includes a total of 2 days and 1 nights necessary for the ascent to the Vallunaraju summit; however there are previous trips from the city of Lima, acclimatization and organization in the city of Huaraz, among other details.
    Five days in total since we pick you up at your hotel in the city of Lima until we drop you off at the same place.

    What is the difficulty level of this climbing?

    Ascending Vallunaraju is relatively easy for beginners, but “easy” means having experience in high altitude treks over 5000m. and carrying an important weight in the backpack (+10kg. on average), so we consider it as a basic-intermediate ascent (level 5).
    The whole of this trek is above 4000m at its lowest level, reaching 5752m at its highest level, which means that you should be used to trekking in this climate.

    How fit should I be to do this climbing?

    This ascent is challenging and should be done only by people in excellent physical condition and with previous experience in mountain trekking over 5000m. carrying a significant weight in the backpack.
    The Vallunaraju Summit is located in a remote and unforgiving part of the Peruvian Andes, there is no access to basic services, everything is carried by our organization, the few towns that exist on the route have almost no inhabitants; literally on the way there is only nature.

    Will I have internet access during the trip?

    Since leaving the city of Huaraz for the start of the trek, and throughout the trek, from day 1 to day 2 there is no internet signal throughout the journey.
    Internet access is only available in the big cities: Lima and Huaraz.

    I am from another country, do I need any special permission to participate in this trek?

    No, you do not need any special permission, except for your Visa or Passport, your personal identification document. We will take care of everything else.

    In addition to the payment of this tour, do I have to make additional payments along the way?

    An important additional expense will be your mountain clothing; you can bring your personal clothing or you can also rent it, the price of all the mountain equipment is around 100 dollars on average, this will depend on the quality (harness, mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoe or mixed shoe, suitable mountain clothes, backpack, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.).

    After that, with the registration of your tour you will not have to worry about any primary expenses; since we pick you up at your hotel in Lima city, until we return you again, we take care of everything, transportation, lodging (with the exceptions mentioned in the summary table).
    Food in the city will have to be covered by you (we only provide food in the camps when trekking), secondary expenses such as souvenirs, handicrafts, alcoholic beverages, etc. will have to be covered by you.

    What do I need to pack for this ascent?

    Basically your personal gear such as your high mountain clothing; once you agree to this tour we will send you in detail everything you will basically need to enjoy this adventure in the best condition.

    Up to how many people can make up my climbing group?

    A professional mountain guide will be assigned for every two people maximum.
    In high mountain our groups are always small, because we need you to have all the necessary security and live an unforgettable experience.
    The group can be up to twelve people, but for the ascent, for every two people there will be exclusively assigned a professional mountain guide.

    If we ascend two people (rope team) and one of them cannot continue to the summit, what happens?

    If there is a two-person team and one of them cannot continue halfway, then the ascent is cancelled and the adventure ends and we return to the city of Huaraz and then to Lima.
    For security reasons we cannot leave any passenger waiting in the middle of the trail, our policies prioritize safety above all else.

    If I'm tired, can I ride a horse?

    We do not use mules on this trek.
    We only use mules on treks longer than three days; we will only use mules if there is an emergency.
    Made In Mountain is a travel agency exclusively for trekking lovers, this tour is designed for you to enjoy an unforgettable trek.
    Our itinerary is programmed so that you can reach each camp in the stipulated time and in the best conditions; we will walk at a moderate pace according to your capabilities.

    Who will carry my climbing gear?

    Each person is responsible for carrying their own climbing equipment (approximately 10 kilograms), our high mountain adventures are designed for people with experience in trekking carrying their own equipment.

    Will someone help me to get to Huaraz from Lima, how do I return to Lima, what will I do in Huaraz?

    From the moment you hire our services we will assign you a specialized local tour leader who will accompany you throughout your vacation to live an unforgettable experience without worries.
    We will accompany you from your hotel in the city of Lima (round trip).
    While it is true that the accompaniment is exclusively for the tour itinerary and starts and ends at your hotel in the city of Lima, we are attentive to provide all the assistance and extra support you need, but keep in mind that expenses for extra care are not covered in this tour.
    Remember that we also have adventures in Lima, you can take advantage of your free days to visit lagoons, waterfalls and mountains within the territory of Lima, you can check our offers.

    What will I eat along the way?

    When you confirm your participation in this adventure, we will contact you to explain us about your food preferences, so we will provide the necessary supplies for the entire journey; all food is fresh, it is prepared in the same camps, and in places where there is a population we always prefer to consume local products.
    Please note that when you are in the city (Huaraz and Lima) the food will be on your own, we do this so that you can explore the flavors of your preference, in fact, you will always have the advice and recommendation of your tour leader.

    How are the places where I will sleep and eat in the city of Huaraz?

    Huaraz is a small city in the process of development so it can not be compared to the hotel or gastronomic offer of cities like Lima; however, we always make the best effort to give you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have good internet access and amenities with primary services, our partners are among the best you can find in that city.

    What do I need to pack for this ascent?

    Basically your personal gear such as your high mountain clothing (harness, mountain pants, mountain jacket (goretex), mountain shoe or mixed shoe, suitable mountain clothes, personal medication, backpack, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.); once you agree to this tour we will send you in detail everything you will basically need to enjoy this adventure in the best condition.

    Remember that you can request the rental of high mountain equipment, on average the price is 50 dollars depending on the quality.

    Will the hotel where I will sleep in Huaraz be a personal room?

    No, the rooms can be shared between two to four people, but if you want a personal room for more privacy, then you will have to previously request availability; it will depend on the availability to grant it, otherwise it will have an additional cost; that is why it is important that you book your tour well in advance to be able to configure your trip in the best way to suit you.

    Can you provide more services that are not included in this tour?

    Yes, but it will be important that you coordinate it previously with one of our travel agents, preferably before hiring the tour to configure your trip in the best way.

    I have more questions, who can answer them?

    If you have any further questions about anything associated with this tour, please do not hesitate to call or email us at info@madeinmountain.com.
    Rest assured that we will get back to you or call you if you wish as soon as possible.

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