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Climb the Pequeño Alpamayo & Nevado del Condoriri in Bolivia, 12 days

Climb the Pequeño Alpamayo & Nevado del Condoriri in Bolivia, 12 days | undefined

Come and join EPGAMT certified guide Luciano for a 12-day climbing expedition in the Andes of Bolivia that will take you up Pequeno Alpamayo and Kunturiri.

Private

Andes

12 Days

Jun - Aug

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy a 12-day climbing trip in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia.

* Reach the summits of the Pequeno Alpamayo and the Nevado de Condoriri.

* Spend a few days exploring La Paz.

Description

When climbing peaks like Pequeno Alpamayo (5,470m) and the Nevado de Condoriri (5,648m), you are climbing two wonderfully emblematic peaks in Bolivia. And, for 12-days, I will guide you to the incredible summits of both of these grand peaks.

Beginning in the city of La Paz, which you will get to explore, we will head to the two mountains you will be climbing during this adventure, beginning with Pequeno Alpamayo. After we’ve scaled that peak, we will make our way to Condoriri. In between the mountains, there are several wonderful highlights you will get to enjoy during this trip as well. Those highlights include the Las Animas Valley, Palca Canyon, Tuni, the Chiar Kotha Lake and more.

Both peaks we will be climbing on this trip are part of the Condoriri Massif in the Cordillera Real. However, they are quite unique. As a result, your climbing adventure will be as varied as it will be thrilling. Furthermore, the views you will get from both summits of various alpine lakes, glaciers, the city of La Paz, and other, enormous peaks, are unbelievable.

While both peaks are under 6,000 meters, they are both nonetheless tough at times to scale. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. You should also have prior mountaineering experience.

I have no doubt you’ll have an amazing experience climbing Pequeno Alpamayo and the Nevado de Condoriri. To join me, please send a request.

I also offer a 14-day climbing trip that will take you to the summits of Pequeno Alpamayo and Illimani.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Porters

- Luggage transfer

- Cooking utensils

Price details

Please contact us for pricing information.


Itinerary

Day 1: LA PAZ - Welcome

Day 2: City of LA PAZ - Free Day

Day 3: La Paz - Las Animas Valley - Palca Canyon - La Paz

Day 4: La Paz - Tuni - Chiar Kotha Lake

Day 5: BC - Austria Hill 5,350m

Day 6: BC - Cerro Mirador

Day 7: Base Camp - Little Alpamayo

Day 8: BC 4,600m - Rest

Day 9: BC - Alto Condoriri Field 5,200m

Day 10: Ascent to Condoriri Snow

Day 11: Extra day

Day 12: Campo Alto - BC - La Paz

Day 13: LA PAZ - Optional

 

Details

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Participants should bring the following items: 1 pair of comfortable trekking boots 4 pairs of outer socks (thick wool or polypropylene) 3 pairs of indoor socks (fine silk or polypropylene) 2 pairs of cotton socks (for approach to base camp) Sandals to cross the rivers Leggings 2 synthetic thin pants (polypropylene or nylon) 1 polar pants (recommended long zippers) 1 Waterproof pants, such as Gore-Tex, with recommended side closures 1 comfortable trekking pants Shorts (optional) Upper part of the body 2 shirts Thermal Base Layer (polypropylene or capilene) 1 polar jersey (polaretec 100 or 200, or similar) 1 fleece jacket or similar 1 coat jacket for -30 ° C / -22 ° F (below recommended) 1 Windbreaker jacket with hood (as Gore-Tex) 3 Cotton T-shirts or T-shirts 2 Neck protection made of synthetic material (Buff or similar) 1 hat or sun hat 1 Cap (wool or fleece) 1 balaclava gaterneck 1 pair of glasses with factor 4 protection (with UV filter and nose and side protection) 1 Ski goggles 2 pairs of thermal indoor gloves (polypropylene or capilene) 1 pair of insulated gloves large fingers type ski that enter the interiors below 1 pair of insulating gloves (wool, down or Polarguard) 1 more pair of gloves (like Gore-Tex, only if your mittens are not made of windproof material) 1 pair of warm coats very warm Person Team 1 Comfortable expedition backpack (70 liters / 4,250 cubic centimeters minimum) 1 backpack of 35 or 45 liters (for the approach to the base camp) 1 large extra strong canvas duffel bag (to be transported by mules to the base camp, at least 6,000 cubic centimeters. Large enough to fit all your equipment) 1 Sleeping bag for -30 ° C / -22 ° F (below or Polarguard) 1 inflatable mat (Thermarest or similar) 1 Mat (only if you bring a Thermarest, to avoid a burst) Climbing apparatus 1 pair of plastic boots. NOTE: Cimbing or double plastic boots are the best option for high altitude. In Aconcagua there are very cold temperatures (-30 ° C / -22 ° F). Koflach Arctic expedition, Vega Scarpa or Asolo AFS 8000 are good examples of plastic boots. There are excellent alternatives to a plastic boot, in which the outer boot is made of modern synthetic materials. Ask us about these new models such as La Sportiva Nuptse, the 2000 Basque ice or the Salomon Pro thermal. We must be sure that the boots are prepared for very low temperatures. 1 pair of crampons (12 points, not rigid recommended) 1 Pair of trekking poles (adjustable preferred) 1 climbing helmet 2 technical ice axes 1 backpack of 45 l is enough. Safety equipment and collective equipment provided High -rise tents, tents for trekking, high-rise kitchens, kitchen equipment. Mountain equipment: ropes, ice pins. 1 head lamp, with spare batteries and bulb Lip blocker and sunscreen (not less than 50 sun protection factor) Personal crockery (plate, cup, fork and spoon) 2 bottles of water (32 ml / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Insulator Water bottle is required) 1 One-liter or half-liter stainless steel thermos (useful for high altitude camps and Summit Day) 2 hand warmers (summit day) 2 foot warmers (summit day) 1 Hydration system (such as CamelBak, for trekking approach to the base camp only, because at the height they freeze) OPTIONAL Personal care items (small towel and soap, baby wipes recommended) Optional items 2 hand warmers (summit day) Books, IPod, games or anything that helps distract 1 Camera, memory cards and spare batteries Earplugs (for windy nights) Pee bottle with wide mouth (32 ml / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Very useful in height fields). Swimsuit (for the hotel pool) Swiss type knife. Your favorite energy bars money storage belt. Contact lenses and replacement accessories.

Meeting point

La Paz

About the guide

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Luciano

4.50

(4)

Mountain Guide

EPGAMT Mountain Guide from Mendoza, Argentina.

I always enjoyed the mountains, and started with mountaineering activities since a young age, so it was natural for me to become a mountain guide. I’ve been working for more than 15 seasons in Aconcagua, first as porter, then as Mountain Guide assistant, and now as Mountain Guide.

I climbed a lot of peaks all along the Andes mountain range, in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, including Aconcagua (6.962 mt – 27 ascents, through different routes like the North and the Polish glacier-), Co Plata (6.000 mt), Ojos del Salado (6.780 mt), Mount Pissis (6.850 m), C° LLullaillaco (6.723 m), C° Incahuasi (6.450 m), Vn Sajama (6.550 m), Vn Bonete Chico (6 750 m), Co Junción (5000 m), Toclaraju ( 6036m), Pisco (5750m), and the three summits of Tres Cruces 6.780m. I recently did my first expedition in the Himalayas, where I reached the summit of Mt Lhotse (8.516 mt).

I usually enjoy organizing expeditions to wild, off-the-beaten-track destinations, that need a complex logistic that you won’t find easily elsewhere.

I am fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.

Languages

Italian | English

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What people are saying about Luciano

Francis

5.00

both guides..Luciano and Mauricio were first class and so was this fantastic region. I be looking for an encore in the future. Francis Lawrence

Frank

5.00

Luciano was excellent. His local knowledge showed as he was able modify the itinerary of the trip as circumstances - such as weather - changed in order to ensure the expedition was a success. He is a deeply experienced mountaineer with sound judgement prepared to provide advice whilst ensuring you have fun. I would highly recommend his services.

Sergio

5.00

Personally, was more impressed with the road trip towards the mountain than the mountain itself, but it was definitely worth going. The lunar landscape in this remote area is absolutely awesome. The guide was well prepared, very friendly, and even a surprisingly good cook. The location is as far as you are likely to get from civilisation. The weather was also unusually good. But the mountain is tough and frustrating sliding down every step in the loose gravel and sand. Not everyone's cup of tea


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