The giant peaks of the "Cordillera Blanca" are at your doorstep

The Cordillera Blanca has challenges for mountaineers of all levels of experience.  We're located near the entrance of five canyons (Quebradas) including:  Llaca, Cojup, Churup, Quilcayhuanca and Shallap.

Easy to moderate ascents like Vallanaraju (5,686 meters/ 18,654 feet) and Maparaju (5,326 meters/ 17,473 feet) plus difficult to extremely difficult ascents including Ocshapalca (5,881 meters/ 19,294 feet), Chinchey (6,222 meters/ 20,413 feet), Churup (5,493 meters/ 18,021 feet), Cayesh (5,721 meters/ 18,769 feet) and San Juan (5,843 meters/ 19,169 feet) are walking distance from The Lazy Dog Inn!
You can leave the lodge in the morning and climb Vallanaraju returning to The Lazy Dog Inn the next day for a late lunch.  You can be camped on the glacier at Cayesh on day 1, climb Maparaju and be back the next day for dinner at the Inn.
Acclimatize here at 3,650 meters (11,975 feet) for your high altitude ascents or "bag" your first peak. We can assist you with information, but we do not organize climbing trips.

Vallanaraju Summit             


Looking North from the Summit