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10-day Multi-sport adventure tour in Bolivia: Tiwanaka, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, Isla del Sol and the Cordillera Real

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Join Alejo, experienced local Guide from Mountain Madness, on an unforgettable adventure in which you'll have the chance to Kayak, Trek, and Climb across the raw, pristine landscapes of Bolivia!

Andes

10 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec

Intermediate

Beginner


Highlights

* Hike, Kayak and Climb in the Cordillera Real

* Discover the amazing ancient archaeological ruins of Tiwanaku

* Explore the wild landscapes of Bolivia as well as Copacabana & Island of the Sun

Description

Join Alejo, experienced local Guide from Mountain Madness, on an unforgettable adventure in which you’ll have the chance to Kayak, Trek, and Climb across the raw, pristine landscapes of Bolivia!

On this multi-sport journey we will be traveling and exploring the ancient Empires amidst high mountains, supported by group porters and pack animals. We’ll wind our way through a labyrinth of river valleys and mountain passes before crossing over the Cordillera Real to Zongo Pass (4,700 m). (From the pass, an optional climb of Cerro Charkini can be made even for those with little or no climbing experience).

The trip begins with a visit to the fascinating Tiwanaku and Inca ruins (3,850 m), where the  Puerta del Sol is located. From here we will travel to the beautiful and world-famous Lake Titicaca (3,812 m), explore the town of Copacabana and also the beautiful Island of the Sun (Isla del Sol). From this town we will set out to kayak across the incredible bright blue waters of the aforementioned lake.

Leaving the altiplano we then trek into the heart of the Cordillera Real. As we begin to trek southward, we enjoy views of the dramatic peak of Condoriri (5,684 m), “the condor’s wings,” and the impressive flanks of the heavily glaciated peak of Huayna Potosi (6,088 m), considered by many to be the most beautiful peak in all of Bolivia.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the gorgeous, remote mountainous regions areas of Bolivia and enjoy an unforgettable combination of kayaking, trekking and climbing! Request to book this trip now and I’ll be delighted to guide you on this epic 10-day journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in South America!

If you’d like to see all the other amazing trips I’m also offering, be sure to check my profile page!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Included in Price:

Scheduled hotel nights

Park and museum entrance fees

Food while on the mountain

Group trekking and cooking gear

Restaurant meals while in Bolivia

Porters and pack animals

Airport transfer from La Paz to hotel


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in La Paz

Day 2: Day 2

Take a small city tour seeing sites, and make final preparations for trek.

Day 3: day 3

Morning jeep trip to Tiwanaku ruins for an archaeological and cultural tour. The ruins we visit are of an ancient Tiwanakan city and represent one of Bolivia’s most significant archeological sites. In the afternoon we continue to Copacabana, a small town located on the shores of Lake Titicaca where we will have an opportunity to sea kayak. Spend a relaxing evening in Copacabana seeing some local sites and acclimatizing.

Day 4: day 4

We begin the day with a boat excursion to the Isla Del Sol where we will explore the island culture and some of the Incan ruins found on this beautiful remote island. Spend the day hiking the Isla Del Sol or sea kayaking to one of the relaxing beaches. Return in the late afternoon to Copacabana where we spend our final evening at the lake resting and preparing for the first leg of the trek.

Day 5: day 5

Elevation: 15,505 feet / 4726 meters
Travel from Lake Titicaca (Copacabana) to the small village of Tuni. At the village of Tuni we meet with our porters and llamas. From Tuni we trek 3-4 hours to Lago Chiar Khota and the Condoriri base camp. At Lago Khota we make camp near this splendid alpine lake sitting in a huge amphitheater of impressive peaks.

Day 6: day 6

Elevation: 13,646 feet / 4159 meters
With a full day of trekking ahead of us, we break camp early and depart from Lago Khota and the Condoriri base camp. We begin today’s trek by hiking up and over the 16,568 feet Zongo/Mirrador Pass. We have excellent views of the Cordillera Real to the east, south and the north. We then descend slightly, skirting the flanks of Cerro Zongo while hiking towards Lago Liwinusa. Here, below Cerro Torrini and along the shores of Lago Liwinusa we make camp.

Day 7: day 7

Today we hike down the Liwinusa valley to the shores of Rio Zongo and the upper reaches of the Zongo Valley. Along the way we visit the village of Ecia Botijlaca. We then continue trekking near the headwaters of the Zongo River and eventually arrive at a mountain refugio located at the base of Nevado Huayna Potosi. Overnight at hut or in tents.

Day 8: day 8

From the hut we walk a short distance to reach the glaciers on Huayna Potosi. Here the group receives the instruction needed for the ascent of Charkini. Basic skills will be taught and, if time permits, we’ll explore the glacier. We return to the hut or tents for the evening. Trekkers in the group can particpate in the training or walk up the trail used by climbers ascending Huayna Potosi.

Day 9: day 9 (optional Cerro Charkiki ascent)

Elevation: 17,690 feet / 5392 meters
Our ascent begins early in the morning with some cross-country travel to reach the glacier. Here we encounter straight-forward glacier travel and some fun, easy, rock scrambling. We return to La Paz for the night

Day 10: day 10

Fly back home.

 

Details

More info

Not included in Price:

Airfare Personal equipment Staff/guide gratuities Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls, room service, extra meals, etc.) Alcoholic beverages Airport transfer to La Paz International Trip cancellation insurance Medical Rescue insurance

Meeting point

La Paz Intl Airport

Equipment you will need to bring

Trekking clothes and boots


About the guide

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Alejo

Mountain Leader

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

Alejo fell in love with the mountains in his early years as a boy scout, and became a proficient rock climber in his youth. Through these activities, he met the friends that helped him summit Ecuador's famed peak Cotopaxi at age 14. Since then, Alejo has spent countless days in the mountains and has shared this love with many aspiring climbers.

He has climbed in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and recently did some serious alpine climbing in the Alps as part of his training to obtain his UIAGM certification. Alejo is the second Ecuadorian guide to achieve full UIAGM certification, one of very few US-certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technicians (WEMT), and a certified member of the ASEGUIM.

He also works as a climbing, rescue, and outdoor medicine instructor. He enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving, running and is a pretty darned good cook.

Languages

English

Certificates

ASEGUIM


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