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Chearoko or Chachacomani Peaks in 6 days

Climb one of the two most famous peaks in the Bolivian Andes: the Chearoko or the Chachacomani. A 6-day mountaineering expedition with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Bernardo.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration6 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Climb one of the two 6,000-meter summits in 6 days. An unforgettable mountaineering trip in the Bolivian Andes. 

The Chachacomani is a 6074-meter-high summit and one of the highest snow-capped peaks in the Andes. Together with the Chearoko (6150 m), they form a massif which lies between Illampu-Ancohuma and Condoriri.

With some snow terrains and deep mountain cracks, its landscape offers a circular barrier around the Chachacomani. That is why the access to these mountains is a bit technical. In fact, they are literally hidden in the heart of the massif.

In addition to have some prior climbing experience it is also mandatory to have a good fitness level. Please keep in mind that, although you will choose one peak to climb both involve a physically demanding ascent.

At the bottom of this page you will find a sample itinerary with the two options. Regardless the summit you choose, the total expedition will take 6 days.

Finally, let me tell you that if you’re looking for an easier climb you should then check out my 3-day adventure to Huayna Potosí.

Want to join me on this trip to the heart of the Bolivian Andes? So contact me. I am sure it will be the trip of a lifetime!

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La Paz

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Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz - Base Camp

Departure from La Paz by exclusive vehicle to the village of San Juan de Chachacomani (4000 meters above sea level). Then we will ascend to the base camp (4,700 m) with the help of mules. Total activity of the day: 9 hours. Overnight camping.

Day 2: Rest day

Rest day at the base camp. This day the guide will look into the glacier conditions for the following day. Overnight camping.

Day 3: Option I: Chearoko

DAY 1 OF CHEAROKO ASCENT

Ascent to the high camp (5100 m) with the help of porters. It will take 7 hours. Overnight camping.

Day 4: Chearoko Summit

DAY 2 OF CHEAROKO ASCENT

Climb to the summit of Mt. Chearoko (6,150 meters high) and descent back to the high camp. Round trip: 12 hours.

Day 5: Option II: Chachacomani

DAY 1 OF CHACHACOMANI ASCENT

A long hike up to the Mt. Chachacomani’s high camp (5,500 m), where we’ll spend the night.

Day 6: Chachacomani Summit

DAY 2 OF CHACHACOMANI ASCENT

Climb the summit of Mt. Chachacomani (6350 m) and descent down to the high camp, where we’ll sleep.

Day 7: San Juan de Chachacomani - La Paz

Descent to the village of San Juan de Chachacomani with the help of mules for about 6 hours. Then our vehicle will take us back to your hotel in La Paz.


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia

My name is Bernardo Guarachi, I am from Bolivia.

I was trained as a mountain guide in germany in the DAV and am also guide UIAGM.

With many years of experience as mountaineer, I was the the first Bolivian to summit the Everest. Another achievements I have are the Makalu, Makinley, Cho Oyu, Aconcagua and many other mountains in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.

Contact me so I can guide to some of the beautiful peaks of the Bolivian Andes!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2283 each

Group of 2

USD 1142 each

Group of 3

USD 1142 each

Group of 4

USD 958 each

Group of 5

USD 958 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

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

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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