Best months: May to september
Time required: 2 or 3 days Climbing
Grade: Moderate

Before attempting Vallunaraju we suggest that you should trek 4 days minimum for a good acclimatization and fitness.

Vallunaraju is a 5686m mountain near the city of Huaraz. Getting to the top usually requires three days, average physical conditions, basic climbing knowledge and some aclimatisation.

Despite being an easy mountain to climb, Vallunaraju offers some beautiful views of the biggest mountains in the Cordillera Blanca.

It features a double-headed summit and is a great acclimatization-climb. It is one of the easier 5000m peaks, which is why many expeditions offer this as a destination. A big benefit is its close proximity to Huaraz: There is no time wasted on the apporach just for the acclimatization.


Day 1: Huaraz 3100m – Mountain Hut Llaca 4350m (2 1/2 hours by van).
Day 2: Hut – Moraine camp 4890m 3 hours.
Day 3: Moraine – Summit 5686m – return to Huaraz.

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