Climbing Vallunaraju
"Live a real adventure with two days climbing"

Mount Vallunaraju at 5,686 meters is one of the few peaks in the Cordillera Blanca that can be climbed in two days. The climb is a pleasant, moderate mountaineering experience, with great views from all aspects during the climb. Climbing Vallunaraju is ideal for beginners and experienced climbers.


Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Huaraz - Base Camp – moraine camp (5000m)/16,400ft.
  • Day 2: attempt summit at (5686m) - Moraine camp – base camp – Huaraz.

The normal route for climbing vallunaraju (Llaca valley):

On our website, we describe the normal route, which is a more common route to ascent via west glacier slope & south ridge, on llaca valley. This is a great route & feasible if you are fit & well-acclimatized climbing with a regular ice axe.

Is it for me? - (2 days climbing)

  • Mount vallunaraju is ideal for beginners or advanced-level climbers.
  • This lovely peak is ideal for all adventure lovers, who want to be involved in an adventure journeys and for those who are ready to live a unique mountain experience.
  • It is more suitable for adventurous climbers, who can adapt easily to a higher altitude and longer lengths because it requires considerable physical condition & previous acclimatization process to the altitude.


  • Not allowed for pregnant women.
  • Not suitable for climbers with heart problems.
  • Not allowed for climbers with knee problems because it requires being in shape.
Climbing Vallunaraju

is advisable for beginners because this lovely summit does not require plenty of technical mountaineering experience, further is an ideal summit for advanced-level climbers, who are looking to acclimatize for attempting higher summits.

Tips on Getting Acclimatize

Getting acclimatization is really quite easy. In fact, it is unavoidable if you just pass the time at altitude. You can't help yourself. After a couple of nights sleeping at 3000 meters (10,000 feet) try to move up to a higher elevation to sleep.

Things to avoid:

  • Strenuous exercise upon arrival at altitude is generally a bad idea.
  • Light exercise, such as walking is much better. If you have just arrived in Huaraz
  • Sleeping medications should be avoided until you are sure that you are not suffering
  • From any symptoms of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).
  • Confusing one illness for another is a common occurrence. Dehydration can bring on headaches, a symptom also common to AMS. While AMS, in severe cases can cause nausea and even vomiting, it does not cause stomach cramps or diarrhea
Suggestion for advanced level climbers:

please understand that before climbing Ishinca you should complete a good acclimatization process to avoid the terrible altitude sickness, ask us to provide you the right advice. Example spend at least a couple of day hikes around Huaraz.

  • Laguna churup is a good option
  • climbing Nevado Mateo for second-day acclimatization is advisable
  • Finally climbing Vallunaraju.
Suggestion for novice climbers:

If you are planning to visit our region, you can maximize what you can do? How you can enjoy it with better health? You should make a good acclimation process, as soon as you visit our highland region to avoid the dangerous altitude sicknesses, because, from our own experience, we understand the main point of interest is what our clients need to feel safe and comfortable away from their home. For example novice climber follow the next procedure:

  • Begin with couple day hikes as laguna wilcacocha + laguna churup or laguna 69.
  • Then pass to multi-day treks can be a week or couple of weeks (treks Santa Cruz, Huayhuash circuit or Cedros Alpamayo) are a nice for training.
  • Finally, after passing all process, your body is ready to attempt easy peaks with (PD difficult) summits as Pisco, Vallunaraju, Maparaju, Ishinca, Urus) either is a great option.
Guiding Ratio on Climbing Mount Vallunaraju

For not technical level summits with PD difficult: 3 by 1, which means a maximum of three clients for guide, for the technical nature of the route, because, climbing in large groups of more than 3 will be accompanied by additional guides, as necessary. We consider that because of the less ration a guide increases our safety.

Best time:
  • End of May – begin of September. Considered the best time, suitable for taking scenic pictures of landscape with blue sky. Besides are ideal months for adventure lovers, who want to practice, mountaineering & other outdoor pursuits.
  • October - November (intermediate season) months in which sometimes after 2:00 pm you can have rain in the afternoon.
  • December - March (rainy season) mixed weather, sunny & cloudy, which means sometimes sunny during the day and rain in the afternoon. Take your precautions (wear rain clothes & poncho).
The weather is very variable, even in the dry season from May - September it can rain as a result of global warming and the effects of climate change. During the day it can vary from warm to very cold temperatures, including rain and strong wind or snow at more than 4600 meters.

Note: If you have more time, you can extend this hiking program with other longer treks or climbing peaks:

  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing yanapaccha 5,435 m
  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing chopicalqui 6,354 m
  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing tocllaraju 6,030 m
  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing alpamayo 5,947m
  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing artezonraju 6,025 m
  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing Huascaran 6, 768 m
  • Climbing Vallunaraju + climbing Ranrapalca 6,130 m
Full trip program all-inclusive from Lima - Huaraz - mountains - Huaraz – Lima available upon request.


Detailed program day by day

Day 01: Climbing Vallunaraju

Huaraz - Base Camp – moraine camp 5000(m)/14,399ft.

  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour.
  • Trek length: approx. 2 kilometers.
  • Trek from Base Camp – Moraine Camp
  • Trek time: approx. 2 - 3 hours walk

We will pick up you at your hotel with our private vehicle. We will drive from Huaraz to the east with our private transportation toward Llaca Valley. After 1:45 hours of driving, we will arrive at the mountain refuge belonging to the high mountain school at Llaca valley. Where is located the base camp, From there we will start walking up following the route that goes to the moraine on steeply grassy terrain, after one hour the rote becomes moderate grade with occasionally steep sections, however, the view is fantastic along the path. Once we arrived at the camping spot we will put on our tents, and later we will enjoy the superb vista around us.
Please, understand for this day, we do not have donkey support to move from base camp to high camp. This means you must carry your personal climbing gear in your daypack you must take necessary gear such as: extra warm clothes (a waterproof jacket & pants), a water bottle, and a camera, hiking poles, sleeping bag, sleeping mats (foam) or your thermal rest, pair of ice axes, harness, crampons, climbing boots, carabiners, belay device ATC, helmet, Prussic and slings. Valuable and personal items such as sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, your snack, personal medicine.

Snack + cooked lunch while walking.
Meals Included: Snack + cooked Lunch +Tea Time + Dinner.
Overnight camp at moraine camp (tent) (Altitude 5000 m

Day 02: Climbing Vallunaraju

Attempt vallunaraju summit at (5686m) - moraine camp – base camp – Huaraz

  • Climbing time: approx. 10 – 12 hours climb
  • Climb from moraine camp – summit - base camp
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour.

Summit day: as usual, we leave early around 2:00 am the first part of the path is a walk on the rocky field until approach the glacier. Once reached the glacier we put on our climbing gear like crampons, & harnesses, then we usually find hard ice at the beginning, later we will walk on good snow overcoming several steep slopes and negotiating several crevasses until reaching the high plateau glacier(collado), which is placed between north and south peaks. Then we will climb up along the south slope until the approach the summit. The summit offers an incredible view, after a short break for pictures and enjoying the splendid vista, we retrace on the same route up until moraine camp - base camp, where the trail end. Finish Our Climb. Where the transport will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz. Back to Huaraz for a nice shower in the hotel and some rest, then to enjoy a good dinner celebrating in y the town after a successful climbing.

Snack while walking.
Meals Included Breakfast + Snack.
Overnight at Huaraz (hotel) (3100m)


Climbing Vallunaraju inclusion & exclusion

What is included in the cost?

  • Huaraz bus station (meeting service ) and Transfer from the bus station - ho(s) tel – bus station (arrival & departure day)
  • Pre-departure briefing: one of our member will come to the hotel to give you the climb information. At this time will be solved any questions or request about the climb. The meeting will be at scheduled time strictly, 24 hours before the trip begins.
  • Private transportation for climbing Vallunaraju (Huaraz – base camp– Huaraz) (Round Trip)
  • Pick up from your hotel first-day climb (day 01) & drop off at the client hotel last day climb (day 02). We strictly pick-up & drop-off at the hotel, when the hotel is located downtown, in another way will be extra expenses according to the hotel location.
  • International bilingual Mountain guide certified by (AGMP – UIAGM & IFGMA) for climbing Ishinca. He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your climb so that you can enjoy your time worry-free.
  • Assistant guide (aspirant guide) if the group is formed more three participants.
  • Mountain cook for climbing at Vallunaraju: a chef specialized in cooking on the trail, will prepare all of the delicious meals along the climb to replenish your energy. You will never go hungry!
  • Assistant cook if the group is formed more than four participants
  • Five Healthy meals per day: hearty breakfasts+ snacks + cooked lunches + tea times + hot dinners (vegetarian dishes or special menus are available at no extra cost). Let us know if you have any particular allergies or restrictions on your reservation form and remind your guide during the briefing. You will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner furthermore to hot drinks and snacks.
  • Wake up tea: every morning at the campsite, you will wake up with a cup of tea or coffee our staff will bring a cup of tea or coffee to your tent so you will be warmed from inside out before starting your day.
  • Snacks on the trail daily: Our snacks consist of local fresh fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc. We will give this snack to you at the beginning of each day in a cloth bag. Every morning we will refill it so that you can enjoy your snack during the walk
  • One cloth snack bag per person: To avoid using plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we will provide you a lovely cloth bag for your snacks.
  • Tea time daily: Every afternoon after arriving at the camping spot & before dinner, the cooks will provide a light appetizer, which consists of popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, guacamole, fried roots, etc. because, after a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat.
  • Donkeys, (mules) not Available at vallunaraju
  • Donkey driver not Available at vallunaraju
  • Products for hygiene: not Available at vallunaraju
  • Group medical kit: our crew will bring a Full First aid group kit available. All our trekking guides are trained in first aid. Your guide will always carry a first-aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, traveler diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If is necessary we will evacuate you from the trek as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.
  • Camping equipment: Cooking, Dining tent. Chairs, tables available according to the number of participants. not Available at vallunaraju
  • Toilet tent not Available at vallunaraju
  • One nights shared accommodation in a tent. Single supplement tent available upon request for an extra cost.
  • Sleeping tent: Good quality, comfortable and multi –seasoned (a tent for two persons quite spacious).
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Full Utensil kitchen for everybody
  • Group climbing gear or protective hardware such as (rope, snow pickets, ice screws, stoves, and all supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit )
  • Radio communicator and cell phone in places of coverage: our main priority will always be the safety of our clients and our team. While we are prepared and all our guides are trained for most of the problems that clients have on the mountain. Call by cell phone in a place where there is coverage in any case of an emergency or an incident, or get in touch with the office, which is in the town, making use of the radio communicator, this will help everyone feel safe that they are safe.
  • We will create a lifetime experience for you.
The Cost Doesn’t Include

  • Booking Bus ticket to transfer from (Lima - Huaraz – Lima)
  • Booking Ho(s)tel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • Entrance fee ticket or climbing permits to the Huascaran National Park for climbing vallunaraju
  • Acclimatization hike around Huaraz prior to climb to vallunaraju
  • Acclimatization climb around Huaraz prior to climb to vallunaraju
  • Breakfast on the first-day climb (Day 1)
  • Dinner on the last day climb ( Day 2)
  • Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
  • Extra food on our trip
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Additional tours.
  • Sleeping-bag (-25 ºC)
  • Travel insurance assistance
  • In case of sickness while on the climb, emergency costs for transportation, etc. are not included.
  • Phone calls, access to internet cabins & other extra expenses
  • Laundry service
  • Personal toilets.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Tips for the staff
Note: As a professional qualified local guide & responsible adventure company, we highly recommend you to complete at least a couple of day hikes + lower altitude summits for acclimatize before heading out on climbing expedition.

Extra service available upon Request
  • booking hotel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • booking bus ticket to travel (lima - Huaraz – lima)
  • additional tours, hikes , multi-day treks & climbing expeditions
  • Personal porter
Advice for climbing Vallunaraju

Please understand for climbing Vallunaraju donkey & donkey driver support are not available, from base camp to high camp, which means you need to carry your climbing gear.
We consider collective or group porter support from base camp to moraine camp – high camp to help with our collective climbing gear. If you want, a personal porter to help you with your climbing gear is available just only upon request by an extra expense, because simply the personal porter is not considered in our climbing expedition rate.

Personal equipment: Please understand to climbing Vallunaraju from base camp to high camp there is no donkey service. Therefore you must move your climbing equipment in your backpack, where you should carry the necessary equipment like extra clothes, waterproof jacket, pants, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, your snack, personal medicine, hiking poles, sleeping bag, mattress (foam or inflatable), a regular ice axe, harness, crampons, climbing boots, carabineers, helmet, prussic and slings

The Porter service for climbing Vallunaraju will be available from the base camp - to the high camp (round trip). They will be in charge of carrying the entire collective or group climbing equipment such as sleeping tents, food supplies, kitchen utensils, and protection such as (rope, kitchen and all the necessary climbing supplies). Please understand they will carry all the collective climbing equipment + their personal equipment in their large backpacks. It is important that you should know a porter is allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kilos - 25 kilos including their personal equipment.
However, if you want to take a personal porter service to aid with your personal climbing equipment, it is available upon request under an extra cost, because the personal porter service is not considered in our quote.

The luggage weight allowance: you should understand in the mountain when a backpack or daypack is lighter, you will enjoy better.

Cost & Dates

Climbing Rates for private groups

Choose and book your adventure travel style & let us take you on it for responsible & sustainable tourism:

  • Season all year (May – October)

We organize this version of climbing to Vallunaraju on a private basis for individual travelers, groups of friends, families, adventure companies & tour leaders. With fully local guides assistance. Please feel completely free to get in touch with us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates to send you a quote, with no obligation.

Cost on private service:

N° Participants Cost on USD $
01 $ per person
02 $ per person
03 – 04 $ per person
05 – 06 $ per person
07 – 08 $ per person

  • Trip Length: 2222 days
  • Pre- payment 25% per person at booking time.

Private Service: we offer only private service for better enjoyment for small or big groups because the trip becomes as comfortable as possible and the itineraries are flexible according to the request of our clients. The trip departure is 100% guaranteed.

However, we offer the option to join a group, which comes after your departure confirmation with our company. That happens just only if you are interested to seek other participants in your trip to share the cost. For it, we will load up on our web portal announcing your trip departure, and date, to seek other interested travelers can join it with the objective that you can share the cost and trip.


  • Detailed information in PDF about the hike is available upon request & usually provided at the time of booking.
  • The Peruvian general sales tax (I.G.V) 18% is not included in the rate shown
  • The cost shown does not include the cost of the pre-payment transaction for early booking.
  • How to book this tour, you can make a reservation by sending us an email or using the reservation form provided on this website.
  • To confirm your booking to travel with us you must make a deposit of 25% of the total price, and the balance will pay in cash when you arrive in Huaraz strictly 48 hours before the tour begins.
  • Fast and easy communication: all emails are always answered as soon as possible.
  • We have online chat services, Whatsapp, Messenger can also contact us through via email of our web page. Simply write on reservation form or send us an email that makes easy & personal communication with us.

Thank you for choosing Peru Best Treks! We will do everything possible to ensure you an unforgettable journey.

Get Special discount for the groups more than 8 participants and even for early booking

Why choose P.B.T.?

Reliable Honest Tour Operator

Peru best treks Adventure Company also knows how important it is to trust in a reliable and honest tour operator to develop your adventure plan safely while you are in Peru. For it, in our website, we offer a wide variety of multi-day treks and climbing programs. We not only focus on the classic journeys that everyone else offers. We offer uncommon routes in places where there are no large groups only upon client request.

Responsible travel committed with the environment

The practice of a responsible trip is to respect and benefit local people, and the environment. This can only be done by learning a little about the country, the culture and even learning some words from the local language. Responsible travel is more adventurous rather than "massive tourism" since it requires the closest interaction with the local population and nature. When you book one of our adventure pursuits, we will ensure that you practice responsible and sustainable tourism in remote natural areas. You should protect & conserve the fragile ecosystem and wildlife, furthermore respect the custom, and traditions of the local communities visited.

P.B.T. fully supports the principles of responsible travel and sustainable tourism; we will work hard to demonstrate that it is possible to provide an excellent quality service while remaining culturally sensitive, taking care of our trekking and climbing staff, and promoting environmental preservation. In our viewpoint, the only way to improve the standards of tours, treks, and climbs to reduce the impact of adventure tourism on the environment is providing good quality and current information, charging a fair and reasonable price for the provided services (without unexpected expenses) and showing that our company is working for the environment conservation.
As adventure travel Company, we try to produce the minimum impact as possible to the environment on the path where we walk, because we know clearly about the global warning and climate change, which is the main reason that we have a responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact with our presence.

Tourism is one of the most important industries on the planet, therefore it is a very important option for employment promotion for people around the world, obviously, Benefits are much more direct for people living in developing countries, where the income provided can improve your quality of life.

The responsible way to your adventure mean:

Protection & Conservation: of all-natural resources, flora, fauna, and wildlife.

Respecting: the local culture - tradition, religion, and heritage built in the place where you visit.

Benefits: with your visit, you will generate more job opportunities for local communities.

Minimize pollution: removing our garbage during trekking or climbing expeditions, all garbage must be returned to the city to be properly recycled. Therefore, we use specific places to put on our toilet tents in the camping areas so as not to contaminate the water resource.

Please become part of this practicing responsible & sustainable travel your challenge is important

100% Direct Local Operator Tour placed in Huaraz

P.B.T. We are a 100% local adventure tour operator for multi-day treks, and climbing expeditions based in the picturesque mountain town of Huaraz with many years of professional experience focused on providing quality service. Therefore, we clearly understand that your vacation time is very valuable. Because you worked arduously to save for your vacation, so your holiday should be enjoyable, satisfying, and accessible, therefore our commitment is to provide you with quality service so that your vacation is full of unforgettable memories.

Ultimate value

When you book one of our adventure programs, you will receive updated information, you will get a quality service with the best prices according to your budget.
our programs offer exceptional value for money, ensuring your holidays must be pleasant and affordable, for it, we make bookings in advance for good quality hotels, private transportation, official bilingual trekking guides with international certification (UIMLA & AGOCP) & fully Certified mountain guides (UIAGM – IFGMA & AGMP) both organizations are well recognized internationally. Our guides have extensive experience, incredible local knowledge, and experts in leadership and group management. Besides, we support with varied and fresh foods for multi-days treks and climbing expeditions. All entrance fee tickets are also booked in advance.

Our promise to you is simple:

If you have any problems during your holiday with our service or program, we guarantee, those will be resolved in the best possible way with multiple options. In essence, that is the real value of our service. We understand perfectly that you are here to get away from the routine and to enjoy your holiday experiencing an adventure in nature, so we are here to support you and offer a quality service, guaranteeing a pleasant trip.

Our prices

As 100% qualified local guides and operators, the prices of our programs are based directly on Peruvian current economy rates. Our rate structure is built up cost by cost since we directly manage all our programs. Furthermore, we try to generate local employment for qualified staff. We try to promote a direct job opportunity for our team and us. Our priority is to promote fair wages because we work as the most transparent and honest as possible, with no high cost, no surprises, and no staff exploit.

Quality service at fair prices

Our quality service has nothing to do with quantity, nor with cheap prices and large groups. We have a fair price at the same time that we provide quality service and personalized attention in small or big private groups. Our goal is to provide an appropriate itinerary according to your level of physical training, for gradual acclimatization to the altitude and to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience in our trekking and climbing programs. All you have to do is to immerse yourself in the striking natural landscape that surrounds you and simply feel the magic of the Andes Mountains. We will take care of all your requirements and details so you can relax and enjoy your itinerary. The qualified professional guide is a key piece of the trip with his extensive experience and incredible local knowledge and his professional leadership will make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Quick and easy communication

Peru Best Treks Always reply to your emails as soon as possible, furthermore, We have online chat services available, such as Whatsapp, and Messenger also could contact us via Instagram Simply write on your booking form or send us an email that makes communication with us easy and personal.

Custom Made Itineraries

You should feel free to build your own adventure travel program according to your preferences & needs, just let us support you with our experience to make an exceptional itinerary day by day. Have complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go, when you want to do it, and how you can enjoy it with better health. Adjust an existing itinerary & ensuring that you develop responsible and sustainable tourism. Use an actual program as a guide and be sure to develop responsible & sustainable tourism. Here you will get the most personalized journeys and packages for all budgets. Our all-inclusive adventure trips are carefully designed to provide the best travel experience. Our tours are done in private for small groups with an average of 2 - 6 participants & for big groups with 8-12 participants.

A large variety of excursions

We offer a variety of day hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions with many options to choose. We do not just center on the traditional treks or day tours that everyone else offers. We offer uncommon routes in places where there are no large groups only upon client request. Here are some great trip programs, just click on this web page.

Small groups

We are focused on organizing small private groups to give a first-class (personalized) service on tours, multi-day treks, and climbing expeditions to provide a memorable experience for adventure lovers. "You are on vacation - We are here to make your trip something very special." In small private groups, our professional guides can provide each client with the personalized attention they deserve.

No Single Supplements (personal tent)

If you join one of our adventure expeditions as a single person, we will match you with other travelers of the same gender without additional charge. However, if you want an individual occupation or supplement (a personal tent), we can also arrange that for a small additional charge.

We look after our guides, porters, cooks, and muleteers.

We want to make sure that you have a great unforgettable experience during the development of our programs, however, it is also important that everyone involved in the operation of our treks is well treated humanely and cared for (not exploitation), and that the benefits it provides Tourism be shared Throughout the Peruvian communities. All our porters, cooks, and muleteers, sleep in a shared sleeping tent that has a waterproof floor, besides they have access to any first aid equipment if necessary. we consider this to have a humane and fair treatment of human beings, (many companies in the Cordillera Blanca do not practice this important item instead practice it, they try to reduce their salary, and increase their work under non-human treatment, which is visible if you want to decide to make any trek or climb in this region). We can guarantee that our guides, porters, cooks, and muleteers are well treated, receive a fair wage, are well paid according to the price established in each place, where develops the adventure activities, & they have also warm dry accommodation and plenty of nutritious hot meals to eat. This is concerning our program rate is a bit expensive compared to others the reason is here: (fair salary, good client service and humane treatment of staff).
Of course, many other trekking companies in Huaraz will tell you this, just only for selling their programs. However, there are fewer than a handful of companies that genuinely care about their staff.

We take care of our transport animals (donkey, horse)

We focus highly on the protection of our transport animals since they are the other fundamental piece for the correct development of trekking & climbing expeditions, the maximum weight is 35 - 40 kilograms for each animal, therefore we use in our expeditions the necessary amount of animals, according to the number of participants and group luggage. As for the staff, many other trekking companies in Huaraz will tell you this for selling their programs. However, in reality, it is completely different & if you buy with these companies, you will see during the trek those animals are carrying more than 50 kilos, outside the limit of their capacity. Furthermore, you will watch a large group of 10 - 12 people using just only 4 - 5 donkeys for transferring personal and group luggage + and all food supplies, just a day before the departure of your trip, you will be announced that the luggage limit is no more than 5 kilos per person including your sleeping bag. This means if your luggage weight is more than five kilos you need to add an extra payment for extra cargo animals or in another hand, you have to carry in your personal backpack (something that was not planned by you and never was advertised before your booking).

Trip list


  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes: good hiking boots are the most important piece of gear on your hike to approach at base camp; badly fitting hiking boots will result in lost nails, painful blisters & sore feet. Here some recommended and reliable kinds of boots. For example, a B0 is advisable whatever brand can be.
  • Climbing Boots: need to be crampon-compatible. For most easy climbs up to over 5600 meters, a lightweight mountaineering boot (B2) is more than adequate. For summits up to about 6000 meters, a B3 boot is required, mostly for the additional warmth it provides. Well-insulated single leather or synthetic mountaineering boots, or lighter plastic boots, are appropriate. The Sportiva, scarpa Nepal Evo is a good example.
  • Gaiters: Short, ankle gaiters are normally enough for climbs up to about 5800 meters. Bring a pair of regular knee high gaiters for bigger routes as 6000 meters mount.
  • Socks: We recommend you bring two changes of socks for your hiking shoes and two changes for your climbing boots. Many people like to wear a thin liner sock. This can reduce abrasion and blisters
  • Lightweight Synthetic gloves a pair of polar - Tec
  • Shell gloves a pair for colder conditions
  • Sun hat: Or baseball cap with bandanna safety pinned to it to keep the sun off your face and neck
  • Warm synthetic or wool hat: synthetic is essential your hat should be light and easy to bend/fold so that it can fit into your daypack.
  • Balaclava or Neck gaiters: Wool or synthetic, mid-weight, the neck gaiter is more versatile, and can serve as the ear band.
  • Bandanas or headscarf (optional)
  • A couple of fast-drying base-layer tops: made of synthetic material is preferable instead of cotton or wool t-shirt. Whatever material can be however long sleeve is more advisable.
  • Light weight cotton or synthetic pants: for hiking in the mountains or hiking around camp Shorts are Ok
  • Mid-layer: mid-weight fleece or a synthetic insulation jacket (e.g Primaloft)
  • Down jacket: is nice or a micro –down jacket are suitable for climbing high summits
  • Climbing pants shell proof with zipper (gore – tex). It’s worth having some kind of light synthetic climbing pant with a hard finish. The slightly stretchy "Schoeller" type fabric is ideal. Patagonia, Mammut, Eider, Millet, Marmot
  • Lightweight shellproof climbing jacket (Gore-Tex) are recommendable.
  • Wind proof waist coat or jacket (optional)
  • Short pants (optional)

Climbing Tools

  • Climbing helmet recommended for every climbing peaks for our safety.
  • Harness Adjustable leg loops are recommended, big enough to fit over all your layers of clothing. Bring one with a belay loop.
  • Ice axe for Urus, Ishinca or Pisco Oeste, a single standard mountaineering axe is adequate.
  • Ice axe for Tocllaraju, Chopicalqui, Huascaran, Alpamayo and many others, you will need to have two technical ice axe climbing tools.
  • Crampons antibottes these are rubber or plastic plates that fit under you crampons to prevent balling up in soft snow. Alpine crampon.
  • Carabineers if you are taking a guide then 3 locking, 2 non locking should be plenty. If you are not hiring a guide, then you will need additional climbing gear.
  • Rappel & belay device ATC such as the Black Diamond "ATC" or a Petzl "Verso" or "Reverso 3" are recommended.
  • Sunglasses are essential the UV intensity in the Perú - Huaraz is high due to the altitude and glare from the snow. You should bring any brand that you want but with good UV protection. spectrum 4 for alpinism
  • Couple of Prussick or slings: it’s necessary for rappel
  • Ascender/Tibloc. One right or one left (Black Diamond) or a Petzl depending of the guide
  • Ice Screws (two) (Black Diamond or other brand) If you take a guide.

Camping Equipment

  • Sleeping bag for high camps on climbs up to about 5200 meters, you'll want a bag rated to about -25°C or so for high camps over 6000 meters -25°C . For higher camps, you will want to go warmer yet.
  • Foam sleeping pad or a thermal – rest (prolite or Neo Air for a better night sleep), which is the best for more comfort at high camp
  • 2 liters water bottle. (Nalgene) no camelback because it will freezing during climbing day.
  • Water treatment (chlorine dioxide tablets)(micro pure) (optional)
  • Headlamp or head torch with extra batteries (we recommended all use LED technology) Petzl's or black diamond.
  • Good quality sun cream (Sunscreen) for using around the camp
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent (optional)
  • Pocket knife (optional)
  • Pee Bottle (2) 1 Liter wide mouth bottles (Nalgene)(optional)
  • Thermos (optional) 1 Liter capacity stainless steel vacuum bottle
  • Trash bags (4) To line stuff sacks and one large to line pack

Specific Equipment

  • Hiking sticks or trekking poles are useful in a compact 3 section. Good walking poles can reduce the impact on your knees and leg joints. We recommend getting lightweight and adjustable trekking poles as they are easy to store and versatile. Black Diamond or leki hiking poles are excellent.
  • Duffel bag or rucksack (around 60 liters) with padlock. These duffels will be tied onto the backs of burros on the way up to Base Camp, so make sure they are tough.
  • A daypack of 40 - 45 liters to carry spare clothing, snack, camera and water to drink during the day walk or climbing day.

Entertainment Equipment

  • MP3 players, paperbacks. paperbacks, journal, games or cards, tablets or electronic book
  • Camera
  • Mobile phones
  • Solar charging panels

Personal Medicine

  • Should include plasters, antiseptic, cream, sterile gauze and bandage, rehydration sachets, zinc oxide tape and anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
  • Bring paracetamol, and acetazolamide or Diamox for treating mild symptoms of (AMS).
  • Have loperamide is a good idea in case you get the runs
  • Antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or Bactrim for bacterial stomach bugs.
  • A small roll of adhesive tape, cough drops.

Personal Toilets

  • Toilets such us: Toothbrush, a small amount of toothpaste, dental floss, contact lens fluids, a small bar of soap, and a small hand towel or washcloths.
  • On most expeditions at base camps, we can supply you with a small bowl of warm washing water in the morning and afternoon.
  • A small synthetic hand towel (wash clothes) is useful for taking a sponge bath, toilet paper.


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