4-day Maria Lloco trek, Bolivia

Join Jaime, IFMGA certified mountain guide, in a wonderful 4-day trek around Condoriri, Huayna Potosi and Maria Lloco, in the Cordillera Real.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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!


Price per person

 
Group of 2
579 USD

Group of 3
412 USD

Group of 4
347 USD

Group of 5
377 USD

Group of 6
330 USD

Group of 7
303 USD

Group of 8
293 USD

 

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
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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.

 
 

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.

 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Bolivia.

I organize mountaineering and trekking trips in different regions of Bolivia, and community tourism as well. I spend my free time exploring new destinations and discovering new mountains and cultures in remote regions.

I have more than 20 years of experience working in Cordillera Real, and I live in Tuni, Condoriri. I worked as mule driver, porter, cook, trekking guide assistant, trekking guide, and finally became IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide in 2008.

I made several ascents in Bolivia and neighboring countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru. Some of them: Ojos de Salado, Wallatiri, Urus, Azangate, Huayna potosí, Illimani, Chir oco, Chachacomani, Sajama, Illamapu, Acohoma, Chapi orco, Acotango, Parinacota… These experiences prepared me to organize and guide expeditions.

I like to provide a top level service to people from all around the world, help them get in contact with the local culture, and of course help them reach their objectives in the mountains.

 
 
FROM 293 USD per person

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