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3-day Pequeño Alpamayo guided ascent (5425m)

Conquer the summit of the Pequeño Alpamayo peak by its normal route (3 days) or an alternative and challenging trail through the Austria Peak (4 days). Your guide will be the local IFMGA-certified Eduardo.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This program consists in climbing the Pequeño Alpamayo, a beautiful 5425-meter peak in the Condoriri Massif. I would like to offer two different routes, according to your technical level. As a local IFMGA mountain guide I can help you choose the perfect itinerary!

The Pequeño Alpamayo is quite similar to the Peruvian Alpamayo peak. That is why it is named like that. It is also a really impressive, beautiful, and therefore popular summit in Bolivia. Its ice-capped pyramidal shape makes the Pequeño Alpamayo seem more difficult to climb than it really is.

We can plan a 3-day trip, following an easier ascent route than the 4-day route. You can find the dates and itinerary of this regular route at the end of this page.

Otherwise, we can make it in 4 days. This option also includes the ascent of the Austria Peak. From our base camp at the Chiar Khota Lake, we will ascent through moraine lands until we reach the summit of the Austria Peak (4-hour ascent).

The following day we will continue towards our next and biggest goal. First we must climb the Pico Tarija (5,300 m) and then we will continue to finally conquer the Pequeño Alpamayo’s summit. In the morning of the fourth day we will pack our camp and return to Rinconada, where our transfer will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.

Please contact me if you find this ascent interesting. I can help you decide which is the most suitable climbing option for you. Don’t miss out on this beautiful mountain in the Condoriri Massif.

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La Paz

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Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz - Rinconada - Chiar Khota Lake

We will begin with an early departure from La Paz and drive to the Rinconada ranch where the vehicle will drop us off. Then, a team of mules will pack and carry our gear. So we will have a 2-hour trek to the Chiar Khota Lake (4,630m), where we will set up our base camp.

 

Day 2: Pico Tajira - Pequeño Alpamayo

We will begin our summit day with an early departure (5 AM). Our first route is to climb the Pico Tarija (5,300 m). Then, we will continue to the Pequeño Alpamayo’s summit.

Day 3: Rinconada - La Paz

In the morning we will pack up camp and begin the return to the Rinconada where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz. End of the program.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia.

I made my first ascent at an early age. I have been guiding professionally for over 20 years, passed safety and rescue courses in the sister Republic of Peru with Swiss trainers, and my training culminated with the French school of the ENSA (National School of Sky & Mountaineering) International certification UIAGM opt / IFMGA.

I conquered the Summit of Bolivar, Humboldt and others in Venezuela, the peaks of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador, Alpamayo and Huascaran in Peru, and also reached the summit of Aconcagua (6954 m) twice the same day from Base Camp ( Plaza de Mulas) in Argentina.

My knowledge of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia is very extensive, so much so that I helped the Military Geographical Institute produce their map of the Cordillera Real (the only official map of the area). I am an active member of the Bolivian Andean Club.
I was also hired by the President of Bolivia (then) - Jorge Quiroga - to climb Huayna Potosi and many delegations of embassies.

Nowadays I work together with a group of local guides, also AGMTB and IFMGA. So if I can't guide myself the trip you request, a colleague of mine will guide to an unforgettable time in the Bolivian mountains!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1732 each

Group of 2

USD 866 each

Group of 3

USD 578 each

Group of 4

USD 433 each

Group of 5

USD 347 each

Group of 6

USD 289 each

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