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Chachacomani and Chearoco with acclimatization trek in Bolivia

Join a certified mountain guide on an exhilarating adventure in the Bolivian Andes. Climb Chachacomani and Chearoco, in the Cordillera Real, and enjoy some stunning acclimatization treks around the glittering lakes in the area before tackling some technical climbs and catching sight of the whole region from up high!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration11 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Beautiful acclimatization hike around the lakes of the Cordillera Real.

  • Stunning ascent of the Chachacomani, a glaciated peak for fit and sporty people.

  • Amazing climb of the Chearoco, a technically challenging peak for mountaineers.

Description

Would you like to explore the beautiful Cordillera Real in Bolivia and put your mountain climbing skills to test? Then come with us one this Chachacomani and Chearoco program and climb both mountains after a beautiful acclimatization trek around the lakes in the region.

The Cordillera Real is located in the Bolivian Altiplano near La Paz. This gorgeous mountain range boasts several high altitude peaks and many challenging climbing opportunities. On this 11-day adventure, we will head to the top of Chachacomani, at 6074m,  and to the top of Chearoco, at 6127 m. Before tackling these two giants, we will spend the first few days trekking around some of the stunning lagoons in the region.

Chachacomani will be the first of the two mountains that we will climb. It is not technically difficult, but it is physically demanding (PD/III). Chearoco is technically more demanding and for experienced mountaineers. Therefore, it is important to be physically fit and to have the necessary skills to join this program. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

So, are you ready for an exciting mountaineering adventure in Bolivia? Then contact us now and let’s start planning an unforgettable 2-day ascent to the top of Chachacomani and Chearoco in the Cordillera Real!

Or, if you prefer, you can join us on this 13-day program to Illampu and Ancohuma!

Details

Accommodation

tent

Meeting point

La Paz


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Itinerary

Day 1: LA PAZ (3600 meters / 11 811 feet asl.) – TUNI ( 4450 meters / 14 600 feet asl.) - LAGUNA CHIARKHOTA (4680 meters / 15 355 feet asl.)

Departure from La Paz to the village of Tuni (4450 meters / 14 600 feet asl.). We will begin the hike in a splendid valley until we reach the Condoriri massif and the Laguna Chiarkhota.

Day 2: LAGUNA CHIARKHOTA (4680 meters / 15 355 feet asl.) - PASO AUSTRIA (5140 meters / 16 864 feet asl.) - LAGUNA CONGELADA - LAGUNA JURIKHOTA (4700 meters / 15 420 feet asl.)

Climb up to the Austria pass (5140 m asl / 16 864 feet asl.). Magnificent panoramic view. Then nice descent into the scree to reach the laguna Congelada. Beautiful landscapes await before the final descent to Laguna Jurikhota (4700 meters / 15 420 feet asl.).

Day 3: LAGUNA JURIKHOTA (4700 meters / 15 420 feet asl.)- LAGUNA AJWANI (4615 meters / 15 141 feet asl.)

Following our way towards the northwest. Passing the Janchallani pass at 4885 m alt. before going down to Laguna Sistaña (4670 meters / 15 321 feet asl.).

We will reach the Milluni pass located at 4910 meters / 16 109 feet asl.

From there, we will arrive at the Ajwani lagoon (“bird lagoon”, 4615 meters / 15 141 feet asl.), a very beautiful lake where many birds nest.

Day 4: LAGUNA AJWANI (4615 meters / 15 141 feet asl.)- LAGUNA KHOTIA (4450 meters / 14 600 feet asl.)

We will start the day by descending to the valley, we will cross a semi swampy area. Before continuing in a north-west direction, we will go up to Contador pass (4760 meters / 15 616 feet asl.), which offers a splendid panoramic view. We will find the beautiful Alka Quta lagoon there, at the former Palcoco mine. Finally, we will descend to the Laguna Khotia.

Day 5: LAGUNA KHOTIA (4450 meters / 14 600 feet asl.) - - KUNU PAMPA (4.760 meters / 15 616 feet asl.) - LAGUNA WARA WARANI (4.930 meters / 16 175 feet asl.) - JAYLLAWAYA VALLEY (4.480 meters / 14 698 feet asl.)

On day 5, the trek will become more challenging. We will begin by climbing up to the Michin pass, at an altitude of 5000m (16 404 feet asl.). Then, we will hike to a valley at the foot of the Kunu Pampa glacier. We will descend to the shore of Wara Warani lagoon located at 4,930 m (16 175 feet asl.). One of the most amazing lakes in the area.  We descend to the Jayllawaya valley (4480 meters / 14 698 feet asl.) to set up camp.

Day 6: JAYLLAWAYA VALLEY (4480 meters / 14 698 feet asl.) - RIO PURA PURANI (4750 meters / 15 584 feet asl.) - RIO CHACHA KUMANI – BASE CAMP CHACHACOMANI (4.470 meters / 14 665 feet asl.)

We will climb up three small passes (4850 meters / 15 912 feet asl..) Then we will discover the Pura Purani valley (4750 m above sea level) before climbing up to a pass located at 5000 m. finally, we will see the Chachacomani massif. A long descent into the Chacha Kumani valley (4430 meters / 14 534 feet asl..).) will take us to our camp.

Day 7: CHACHACOMANI BASE CAMP (4470 m asl. / 14 665 FT) - HIGH CAMP CHACHACOMANI (5.130 m asl. / 16 830 FT)

The hike follows the northwest direction into another valley to reach the pass. We will continue towards a glacier where we set up camp.

Day 8: ASCENT OF CHACHACOMANI (6074 m asl. / 19 927 FT) - CHEAROCO HIGH CAMP (5150 m.a.s.l./ 16896 feet)

We will start by climbing across the glacier. Then, we will find some crevasses at the foot of the Chachacomani ridge. As we head east to the main summit, the slopes are steeper (45º). The view from the summit is just amazing. Finally, we will come down to the Chearoco high camp (3 to 4h).

Ascent without technical difficulty, but physical (PD/III).

Day 9: CHEAROCO HIGH CAMP (5150 M.A.S.L./ 16896 FEET)

Resting Day

Day 10: CHEAROCO ASCENT (6127 M.A.S.L./20101 FEET) - BASE CAMP (4750 M.A.S.L./15583 FEET)

Technical and demanding ascent (TD/III).
We will climb over an ice plateau on a demanding ascent (55º / 60º) to reach the foot of a peak (5800 m. a.s.l./19028 feet. 4 to 5 hours climb). We will go through a plateau between the crevasses until we reach the summit (5960 m a.s.l./19553 feet). There will be a last stretch of climbing (60º / 65º) before we reach the final ridge. 7 to 8 hours climbing from high camp. Then, descent to high camp (2 to 3 hours) and then to the base camp.

Day 11: CHAEAROCO BASE CAMP (4750 M.A.S.L./15583 FEET) – CASA SANTOS ( 4635 M.A.S.L./15206 FEET)- LA PAZ (3600 M.A.S.L./11811 FEET)

Return to the house of Santos and transfer by car to La Paz.


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Sunglasses

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Thaki Travel was founded in La Paz, Bolivia in 2011 by Anne BIALEK and Jérôme BENASSI, two adventurous friends, passionate about Bolivia and who fell in love with the kindness of the Bolivians.

During your trip in Bolivia, we will be all the time with you, we personally know all our co-workers from the receptionist of a hotel to a mule-driver of the Cordillera Real.

We like to explore and innovate. Every year, we invest in field expeditions to open new routes and build new original itineraries for our clients. We focus on building strong friendships with local communities giving us privileged contacts and access to off the beaten tracks, like the north part of the Cordillera Real where almost no one else goes.

We are very sensitive to responsible tourism. We have carried out several social actions to improve the lives of local communities and we build all our itineraries in a sustainably-driven approach.
We are very serious about altitude.

All our programs are carefully planned to comply with the acclimatization process, we have trained all our guides to Altitude sickness and we have a partnership with a French Institute about training and research in mountain medicine (Ifremmont). We are the only local travel agency that offers to their clients access to a medical platform (any client having health problems related to altitude can contact a specialized doctor 24/7 through our satellite phones)

We use high quality equipment for our treks and mountain expeditions: North Face VE25 tent (for 2 customers), .., IFMGA mountain guide for 2 customers (English speaking), Oxygen, oximeter, hyperbaric box, satellite phone.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4770 each

Group of 2

USD 3380 each

Group of 3

USD 3195 each

Group of 4

USD 3080 each

Group of 5

USD 3080 each

Group of 6

USD 2955 each

Group of 7

USD 2900 each

Group of 8

USD 2795 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Drinks

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Spot Connect, Satellite Phone, Oxygen Tank, Oximeter, Hyperbaric box. Last evening dinner in La Paz not included.


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