ALPAMAYO – HUAYNA POTOSI – ILIMANI & SAJAMA

Duración

15D / 14N

Tipo de tour

Trekking

Altitud del tour

6542 M

Tamaño de grupo

2 a 10 personas.

PEQUEÑO ALPAMAYO (5430 m.) is one of the most popular peaks in Condoriri Massif, truly amazing adventurous. After an ascent to Tarija Peak and a descent into a screen, a slope of 200 mts and 55 degrees waiting for you to reach the summit.

THE HUAYNA POTOSI is located near the city of La Paz. It’s a very popular mountain as it’s close to the capital city. The Huayna Potosi has two summits, the north summit at (6094 m.), and the south summit at (5960 m.). The normal path will lead you to the north Summit from which you will be able to appreciate the amazing view and a unique sunrise over La Paz and the tropical slope.

The Huayna Potosi offers other alternatives with more technical difficulties, like the French Route on the south side and the West Side path for the most audacious ones.

THE ILLIMANI MASSIF (6438 M.) is located at the most southern point of the Real mountain range. Its magnitude dominates La Paz and symbolizes protection. It is composed of peaks higher than 6000 meters and represents a beautiful glacier course, with its sharp edges and its wonderful overview of the surroundings which will leave you breathless.

THE HUAYNA POTOSI is located near the city of La Paz. It’s a very popular mountain as it’s close to the capital city. The Huayna Potosi has two summits, the north summit at (6094 m.a.s.l.), and the south summit at (5960 m.a.s.l.). The normal path will lead you to the north Summit from which you will be able to appreciate the amazing view and a unique sunrise over La Paz and the tropical slope.
The Huayna Potosi offers other alternatives with more technical difficulties, like the French Route on the south side and the West Side path for the most audacious ones.

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Tour Program

Itinerary

Day 01
TRAVEL DAY
Upon arrival in La Paz, take a taxi to our hotel.
Day 02
ARRIVE & EXPLORE LA PAZ • 11,942' | 3,640M
Today we explore La Paz, visiting such attractions as the Witches Market (Mercado de Brujas) and the Mira Mira City Overlook. We will have an evening orientation meeting to prepare for the days ahead. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 03
COPACABANA • 12,600' | 3,840M
A morning bus ride brings us to the resort town of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest lake. We catch a boat from a nearby harbor to the Isla del Sol where we can enjoy the lake and explore the town. Overnight on the Isla del Sol.
Day 04
ISLA DEL SOL • 12,800' | 3,901M
The island contains many ruins from the era of the Inca, which we will explore as we hike around the area, stretching our legs and lungs. then return to Copacabana and La Pa. Overnight on La Paz.
Day 05
LA PAZ - CHIARKOTA LAGOON • 15,321’ | 4670M (CONDORIRI BASE CAMP) • 15,200' | 4,633M
From La Pa we will go by road to Rinconada, the gateway to the Condoriri group of mountains. Donkeys will be loaded with our gear and we’ll trek about an hour and a half to two hours to reach Laguna Chiar Khota (Black Lake) and its beautiful views of the cluster of thirteen peaks known as the Condoriri group. This will be where we will establish our base camp for the next several days of acclimatizing, skills review, and climbing. Overnight at Condoriri Base Camp.
Day 06
CHIARKOTA LAGOON – AUSTRIA PEAK • 17,552’ | 5350M – CHIARKHOTA LAGOON
We’ll climb Pico Austria. Pico Austria is a trekking peak and combines acclimatization with stunning views of the Cordillera Real, the Condoriri group, the altiplano, and even Lake Titicaca. Overnight at Condoriri Base Camp.
Day 07
CHIARKOTA LAGOON – TARIJA PEAK • 17,388’ | 5300M – PEQUEÑO ALPAMAYO • 17,814’ | 5430M– CHIARKHOTA LAGOON
We will attempt the climb of Pequeño Alpamayo; named for its resemblance to the famed Alpamayo of Peru. This climb follows one of the most aesthetic lines in Bolivia. We will climb the same glacier we visited for skills review and continue up to the rounded subsidiary Pico Tarija (17,060 ft./5200 m) before taking in the awesome view of our final objective, a striking sharp snow pyramid. In the final portion of the route, we’ll follow the airy exposed ridge to the summit. Overnight at Condoriri Base Camp (15,420 ft./4700 m).
Day 08
REST DAY
Day 09
CHIARKOTA LAGOON – SUMMIT CABEZA DEL CONDOR • 18,530’ | 5648M – BASE CAMP
This is the day we have been waiting for! We will have another alpine start, as it is a long day to reach the summit of the Cabeza del Condor. The terrain begins on very loose rock until we reach the ice. The ascent starts relatively gently until we enter into an ice canyon where the climb becomes more technical. Once we reach the summit, we will return by the same route to our base camp.
Day 10
CHIARKOTA LAGOON – LA PAZ
In the morning we will pack up camp and begin the return to the rinconada where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.
Day 11
REST DAY
Day 12
LA PAZ – SAJAMA VILLAGE 13,779’ | 4200 M. – SAJAMA BASE CAMP 15,419’ | 4700 M
Departure from the hotel to cross the Altiplano (the high plateau) early in the morning. On our way we will make a stop in Curahuara de Carangas village, where we will visit the colonial church known as “Capilla Dieciséis del Altiplano” (Chapell sixteen of the high plateau). We will arrive at Sajama village around the afternoon, then we will start a trek with our muleteer team to our base camp, in which we will appreciate the diverse flora of the place. Set up of our camp and break. Camping night.
Day 13
BASE CAMP – SAJAMA HIGH CAMP 18,700’ | 5700 M
At the next morning we will start the climb to the high ground with the help of shepards. After going through the outer side of the mountain, we will take a northwest ridge. A last corridor will take us to our high ground camp. Camping night.
Day 14
HIGH CAMP – SAJAMA SUMMIT 21,463’ | 6542 M. – BASE CAMP 15,419’ | 4700 M
In our effort to go to the summit we will start the climb at 2:00 am. The first part is “inconsistent and loose”. After that, we will take a stoned ridge until reaching the snow. Depending on the weather, the glacier might have different size penitents. After going through these difficulties we will arrive to a flat and immense Summit, a crater filled with snow and ice. Descent through the same way to the base camp. Camping night.
Day 15
BASE CAMP – THERMAL WATERS (HOT SPRINGS) – LA PAZ
We will go down from the base camp to the Hot Springs to enjoy a well-deserved bath in them. Return to La Paz city in a private vehicle.

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