Climbing Vallunaraju (5686m/18650ft) – 3 Days / 2 Nights
Duration: 03 days -02 nights
Maximal elevation: 5686 masl
Highest Camp Site: 5286 masl
Season recommended: May to September
Vallunaraju is one of the most predominant mountains that can be seen directly from Huaraz as well from Cordillera Negra. It can be easily identified and distinguished from other mountains for its double – headed summit from which the northern summit is the highest one.
Vallunaraju is a great acclimatization-climb for those seeking for higher elevations in Cordillera Blanca.Cordillera Blanca.
Day 01:Huaraz – Llaca – Base Camp
We will aboard the bus which transfers us to Llaca valley (4 300masl). On the way we are passing some Andean villages such as: Marian, LLupa and Cachipampa. Then we climb steeply up a ridge for 3 hours to the moraine camp at 5 130masl, where we spend the night at 4 890m.
Day 02:Morrein Camp – Summit – Base 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: Morrein Camp – Llaca – Huaraz
From base camp, the route takes a moraine ridge and crosses rock slabs across the edge of the glacier to reach an area of tent platforms. On the afternoon we check our climbing equipments for the next day. We spend the night at 4 600masl. Walk about 4 hours.
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Lima transfers all land transport involved in the itinerary, hotel accommodation in Huaraz on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Once on trek, a full service, including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment) is included in the trek price.
•Four scheduled hotel nights
•Food while on the mountain
•Group climbing and cooking gear
•Scheduled restaurant meals
•Pack animals and porters for group gear
•Ground transportation from Lima and return and while in the mountains
Travel insurance, meals other than breakfasts when staying in hotels in Lima and Huaraz, sleeping bags, personal trekking gear. Tips for trek staff, Lima Airport departure tax, miscellaneous personal expenses – beer, tips, souvenirs etc…
• Personal equipment
• Alcoholic beverages
• Unscheduled hotel nights and restaurant meals
• Trip and medical/evacuation insurance
• Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry, room service and so forth
•Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing (e.g. Mammut Alpine Light, Black Diamond Alpine Bod w/gear loops)
•2 Locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best. screw gate type, no Autolocking (e.g. Kong HMS, Petzl Attache or William)
•3 Regular carabiners (e.g. Mammut Standard Wiregate or BD Hot Wire are recommended)
•Belay device (e.g. Black Diamond ATC)
•Ice axe w/leash Lightweight (e.g. Grivel Air Tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snowalker) Under 5’7” use 60cm, 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm, over 6’2” use 70cm
•Plastic mountaineering boots (e.g. Koflach Arctis Expedition or Scarpa Inverno) Make sure the boots have a new stock liner or an alveolite liner
•1 Pair gaiters or super-gaiters Super gaiters will provide more warmth and are recommended. The Savage gaiter by Climb High is a good choice.
•Crampons, anti-ball plate, and repair kit Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended, include a mandatory simple repair kit (e.g. Grivel G12 [new matic or classic], Black Diamond Contact Strap, or Charlet Moser VASAK Flexlock)
•Climbing helmet Adjustable, should fit with hat on
•Perlon cord 30 feet of 6-millimeter perlon cord for prussik material; do not cut prior to trip!
•Adjustable trekking pole
•2 Long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days
•Sports bras Two, synthetic, no cotton!
•Soft Shell (e.g. Mammut New Age, Marmot Dri-Clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket, R2 pullover acceptable)
•Hard shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers. (e.g. Mammut Motion XCR or equivalent)
•Expedition down parka w/hood This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket have an insulated hood.
•2 Pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
•1 Pair medium weight fleece gloves (Windstopper preferred)
•1 Pair warm gloves fleece or wool
•Shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex, with textured rubber palms and taped seams. Nylon shells will not keep your hands dry (Check out OR)
•Warm hat Wool or synthetic
•Shade hat or baseball cap
•Neck warmer (Optional)
Your head needs to be completely covered during cold conditions. Any area of skin exposed on a cold, windy day is at risk of cold injury. Wind Stopper hats or balaclavas are a great choice.