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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.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripNot 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!

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Accommodation

In bivouac.

More info

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

Meeting point

At La Paz.


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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)

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