trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
8 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

The Condoriri massif is part of the spectacular Cordillera Real, a region of the Andes, in Bolivia. There are wonderful summits, including Huayna Potosí and Maria Lloco. During this 4-day trek in the area we will discover together the beauty of the natural environment.

We leave from La Paz to Tuni. Here we start the tour of the lakes. Firstly Laguna Chiarkhota, then Laguna Wichu Khota. We can also visit the glacial lake in Huayna Potosí. Maria Lloco is one of the known summits in the area.

On average we walk 4-7 hours per day, therefore you need to be in good physical shape.

Do you want to join me in this 4-day trek in Bolivia? Then get in touch with me for more information! Are you looking for a longer expedition in the area? Check out this 8-day option!

Itinerary

Day 1

La Paz - Tuni - Laguna Chiarkhota (4700m)

We leave from La Paz at 8AM by private vehicle to Tuni. We meet our mule carrying team. This is where the trek until the base camp of Condoriri starts.
Walking time: 4 hours
D +200/-300m

Day 2

Laguna Chiarkhota - Laguna Wichu Khota (4800m)

We leave Condoriri behind and start at the foot of the Black Needle until the Jallayko pass (5025m). We are in a beautiful valley, Jistaña. Then we go up to the Tillipata pass (5000m). From there, we enjoy amazing views of the lakes, a great reward for all the effort. Then we descend to the Laguna Wichu Khota, where we set camp at the foot of María Lloco (5522m).
Walking time: 7 hours
D +845/-935m

Day 3

Laguna Wichu Khota - Maria Lloco (4800m)

We move between the lakes until the old camp of the Santa Fe mine. A short detour to the small summit dominating the camp allows us to admire the lakes one more time. We ascend until the camp, surrounded by the summits Imilla Apachita, Maria Lluko and Huayna Potosi (6088m). The views are breathtaking!
Optional: continue until the Huayna Potosí glacial lake. The path here is a true belvedere.
Walking time: 6 hours
D +320/-200m

Day 4

Maria Lloco - Base camp - Huayna Potosi refuge (4700m)

Today we reach the Milluni pass (5000m). The Milluni valley opens up. We go around the Huayna Potosi to our left before reaching the valley, that we follow until the refuge.
We return to La Paz by 4×4 private transfer.

Price per person

Group of 2579USD
Group of 3412USD
Group of 4347USD
Group of 5377USD
Group of 6330USD
Group of 7303USD
Group of 8293USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

At La Paz.

Accommodation

In bivouac.

More info

We will have a cook and there is an option for vegetarian food.

Gallery