At 6,438 m.a.s.l, Illimani is a mountaineering feat for strong footed climbers. This sacred peak in the Cordillera Real in Bolivia is the highest in the region and the second highest in the country. Its name means Golden Eagle. Because it is such a large mountain, with four summits, it is sometimes considered a massif. Climbing Illimani is dream come true for experienced mountaineers, however, proper preparation is paramount. Not only is a good fitness level, prior experience and proper acclimatization a must, but also, you will need to consider logistics. Going with a guide will help you take care of all aspects of your adventure!
The average year-round temperature in the Cordillera Real is approximately 18°C. In the summer, between December and March, temperatures can go higher than 30°C. At night, temperatures may drop below freezing year round.
Spanish and indigenous languages.
From La Paz, you will need to either drive or take public transport to Cohoni or Pinaya.
May to September.
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