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Climbing Wallunaraju and Pisco. Peru

Climbing Wallunaraju and Pisco

Do you want to see gorgeous valleys, panoramas and a whole mountainous region of Cordillera Blanca from north to south and all 360 degrees?
If yes, you here .....

Climbing  the  mountains  Vallunaraju  and  Pisco  is  recommended  for people with little experience. From the summit of Vallunaraju you can see mountains of the Cordillera Blanca from North to South. And from the summit of Pisco you can see the Cordillera Blanca at 360 degrees. Organize your expedition with us and live a unique experience. 

Tour type:
Expeditions and ascents
Cordillera Blanca, Andes
Number of participants:
From 2 participants
Maximum height:
5752 m
June - August
Start of the program:
Finish program:
11 days
1 465 USD
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Climbing  the  mountains  Vallunaraju  and  Pisco  is  recommended  for  people with little experience. From the summit of Vallunaraju you can see mountains of the Cordillera Blanca from North to South. And from the summit of Pisco you can see the Cordillera Blanca at 360 degrees. Organize your expedition with us and live a unique experience. 


Arrival in Lima at night (sleep in hotel)


Travel from Lima to Huaraz in the morning by Bus or Plane (sleep in hotel)


Acclimatization day – Churup Lake. We’ll  leave  from  Huaraz  city  towards  east,  passing  through  villages  as Unchus and Llupa, up to the place called Pitec (3860 m), where we have to  pay  the  entrance fee  at  the  Huascaran  National  Park  control  post,  then start  hiking  in  an  ascending  path,  observing  mountains  as  Huamashraju, Cashan  and  Shacsha  also  crop fields  can  be  seen.  This  place  houses  a diversity  of  flora  and  fauna  such  as  the  wild  duck,  plants  with  healing properties and quenual tree forests. To reach this lake we have to climb rocks helped by a steady metal rope, ideal for those who love the adventure or take other path less challenging. Churup is a beautiful blue lake one of the most frequently visited, surrounded by Ichu grass, Quenual trees, wild flowers, etc. thereґs also a smaller lake on the east side for those who want to continue hiking,  both  lakes  are  right  below  the  mountain  with  the  same  name,  then return to Huaraz city. 


Huaraz - Llaca Base Camp (4400 m) - Vallunaraju Moraine Camp (4800 m). We'll leave from Huaraz city by van towards Llaca Base Camp, observing mountains as Ocshapalca (5881 m), Ranrapalca (6132  m) and Rima Rima  hill  (5203  m)  as  well  as  wild  flora  and  fauna,  then  ascend  to Vallunaraju Moraine Camp, where we'll camp. About 4 to 5 hours. 

Vallunaraju Moraine Camp - Summit of Vallunaraju (5686 m) - Huaraz. In  our  second  day  we'll  leave  at  dawn  to  climb  up  to  the  Summit  of Vallunaraju mountain, from where we have a panoramic view of mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, in our return to Llaca valley our private van will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz city.  

Huaraz - Yungay – Yuraq Corral (3846 m). We'll leave from Huaraz city towards north of Callejon de Huaylas, passing through cities as Carhuaz and Yungay, well pass through Chinancocha and Orconcocha  lakes  in  the  Llanganuco  valley,  and  reach  the    Yuraq  Corral  Campsite, where we'll start the trekking up to the Pisco Base Camp, from the path we can observe mountains such as  South peak (6160 m) and North peak (5900 m) of  Huandoy, Pisco (5752 m), Chacraraju (6160 m), Yanapaccha (5460 m),  Chopicalqui (6354 m) and South peak of Huascaran (6768 m). About 3 to 4 hours.  
DAY  7

Yuraq corral – Pisco Base Camp (4650 m). We’ll walk uphill, from the path we can observe mountains such as South peak  (6160  m)  and  North  peak  (5900  m)  of Huandoy,  Pisco  (5752 m), Chacraraju (6160 m), Yanapaccha (5460 m), Chopicalqui (6354 m) and South peak of Huascaran (6768 m). About 3 to 4 hours. 

DAY  8

Pisco Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4900 m). In our sixth day we'll walk over a rocky zone towards the Moraine Camp, from where we can observe mountains such as the South peak (6160 m) and East peak (5900 m) of Huandoy, Pisco (5752 m), Chacraraju (6160 m), Yanapaccha (5460 m), Chopicalqui (6354 m), South peak (6768 m) and North peak (6655 m) of Huascaran. About 3 to 4 hours. 

Moraine Camp – Summit of Pisco (5752 m) – Pisco Base Camp. We’ll leave at dawn and climb up to the Summit of Pisco, when it gets light we  have  a  scenic  beauty  of  mountains  of  the  Cordillera  Blanca.  Pisco  is considered a natural lookout of the Cordillera Blanca. Then descend to Base Camp. About 9 to 10 hours. 
DAY 10

Pisco Base Camp – Yuraq Corral – Huaraz (Hotel, Pachamanca dinner) - Lima at night (exit hotel). In  our  return  to  Cebollapampa,  our  private  van  will  be  waiting  to  take  us back to Huaraz city. Hotel, Pachamanca dinner.

DAY 11

Departure from Huaraz  to Lima and Lima - Home. Possible overnight in Lima!!

Note: After the ascent, we are ready to offer you a vacation on the coast of the ocean, lakes and various excursion programs in Peru.

Lima - Huaraz (3052 m)- Acclimatization day (Churup Lake, 4450 m) -  Llaca Base Camp (4400 m) - Vallunaraju Moraine Camp (4800 m) - Summit of Vallunaraju (5686 m) -Huaraz - Yungay - Yuraq Corral (3846 m) - Pisco Base Camp (4650 m) - Moraine Camp (4900 m) – Summit of Pisco (5752 m) – Pisco Base Camp (4650 m) - Yuraq Corral – Huaraz - Lima


The cost of the full package of services -  from 1465 USD*


  Service with tents Service without tents 
Cost  1525 1465


  • Pick  up  at  Lima  Airport  (by  our  personal)  and  transfer  to  the  bus station or Hotel (taxi service must be paid by client). 
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner during the expedition. 
  • Private  Transport:  to  different  starting  and  ending  point  of  the expedition. 
  • Experienced Climbing Guides certified by the UIAGM/IFMGA. 
  • Cook.  
  • Porters  
  • Donkey drivers.  
  • Donkies.  
  • Camping  equipment:  Sleeping  tents,  Kitchen  tents,  Dinning  tents, Bathroom tent, Mattress, practical table and chairs, etc.  
  • Kitchen kit: Plates, pots, tea pot, frying pot, spoons, knife, cups, etc.  
  • Huascaran National Park entrance fee  
  • Basic first aid kit.  
  • One day hike (Acclimatization day – Churup or Willcacocha lake). 
  • PACHAMANCA  the  last  day  of  the  expedition  (typical  food  of  the Peruvian Andes) from company.

Not Included: 

  • Taxes 
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.  
  • Personal clothing and equipment.  
  • Travel, personal, and medical insurance. 
  • International flight.  
  • Hotel (we can make reservations if clients want it so, extra payment).  
  • Extra charge for luggages.  
  • Laundry.  
  • Reconfirmation of flights.  
  • Food during stay in Huaraz city.  
  • Sleeping bags. 
  • Transport from Huaraz to Lima or Lima Huaraz. 
  • Mountain equipment (it can be rented in Huaraz city). 
  • Tips. 

Brief information on the area and route

Peru (Republic of Peru) is a country in South America, on the territory of which the tropical forests of the Amazon and Machu Picchu are located - the ancient Inca city on the top of the Andes mountain range. The area around Machu Picchu, where the Urubamba Valley is located (another name is the Sacred Valley of the Incas), the Inca Trail and the colonial city of Cusco, famous for its archaeological sites. The capital is the city of Lima. The territory of Peru can be divided into three regions, differing in the nature of the terrain, climate, flora and fauna.

  • In the west, along the Pacific coast, stretched a narrow strip of desert coastal plains (Costa). The largest deserts are Atacama and Sechura.
  • East is located the mountain belt of the Andes - Sierra. The highest point is Mount Huascaran (6,768 meters); In total, Peru has more than three dozen mountain peaks with a height of more than 6,000 meters.
  • To the east is the Amazonian lowland (selva) - the territory of tropical rain forests.

Huaraz is a city in Peru, the administrative center of the Ancash department. Located in the valley Callejon de Huaylas, on the river Santa, in the central part of the region, at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level. The population is 120,000 people, 407 kilometers north of Lima, the Pan-American Highway passes through the city.

Vallunaraju or Wallunaraju - a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,686 meters high, located in the province of Ancash. Vallunaraju lies south west of Ranrapalca and Ocshapalca. First ascent: 1949

Pisco (sometimes called Nevado-Pisco) - a double-peaked mountain in Peru, about 5,752 meters high, located about 60 kilometers north of the city of Huaraz. Pisco is located in the National Park of Huascaran, one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in Peru. First ascent: July 12, 1951

Additional Information

  • Children under 14 years old are allowed on the route only when accompanied by adults.
  • The host party has the right to change the route according to weather conditions and group conditions
  • The cost of the voucher does not include: additional excursions, transfers outside the program, environmental fees, etc.
  • It is possible to provide additional services by prior arrangement: additional transfers, personal equipment hire, hotel booking, recreation, etc.
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