Climbing Chachacomani & Chearoco in the Cordillera Real (Bolivia), 3-week Expedition near Lake Titicaca

Join EPGAMT certified guide Luciano for a 3 week climbing adventure in the Cordillera Blanca of Bolivia that includes peaks like Chachacomani and Chearoco.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

21 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Spend 3 weeks exploring the gorgeous Cordillera Real of Bolivia.

  • Visit Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and so much more.

  • Climb to the summits of 2 great peaks: Chachacomani and Chearoco.

 

For 3 weeks, I would like to guide you through the most beautiful parts of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. I would like to show you Lake Titicaca. And, I would like to take you to the summits of two amazing mountains: Chachacomani (6,074m) and Chearoco (6,104m).

Our trip will begin in the city of La Paz, which you will get plenty of time to explore and enjoy. After that, we will make our way to Copacabana and Lake Titicaca. From there, you will get to visit the beautiful Island of the Sun and more lovely highlights in the area before returning to La Paz.

Following your time in La Paz and Lake Titicaca, we will be visiting a number of stunning, high altitude, multicolored lagoons. Those lagoons include Chiarkhota (4,680m), Laguna Jurikhota (4,700m), Laguna Ajwani (4,615m), Laguna Khotia (4,450m) and the Laguna Wara Warani (4,930m).

After the tour of different lagoons, we will then start climbing the two mountains on the trip: Chachacomani and Chearoco. Each ascent will be filled with incredible views of the Cordillera Real and surrounding landscape.

Following the peaks, during our return to La Paz, we will stop and visit even more Lagoons. They include the Laguna Jistana (4,560m), the Laguna Chojna (4,720m), the Laguna San Francisco (4,520m) and the Glacier Laguna (5,050m). Other highlights during the trip include the Venado Field, Sorata and so much more.

Participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. You should also have some prior mountaineering experience.

If you would like to explore the Bolivian Cordillera Real over 3 weeks, with all its lagoons, valleys and peaks, you’ll love this trip. To join me, please send a request.

I also offer a 22-day climbing expedition that will take you to the summits of 3, 6,000 meter plus mountains, including Ancohuma.

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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Camping equipment: Tents
 Please contact me for pricing information.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1LA PAZ - Welcome
  • Day 2City of LA PAZ - Free Day
  • Day 3LA PAZ - COPACABANA - YAMPUPATA WALK - ISLA DEL SOL - YUMANI (4000 m)
  • Day 4YUMANI - SENDERISM ISLAND OF THE SUN - COPACABANA - LA PAZ (3600 m)
  • Day 5LA PAZ - TUNI LAGUNA - CHIARKHOTA (4680 m)
  • Day 6LAGUNA CHIARKHOTA (4680 m) - PAS AUSTRIA (5140 m) - FROZEN LAGOON - LAGUNA JURIKHOTA (4700 m)
  • Day 7LAGUNA JURIKHOTA (4700 m) - LAGUNA AJWANI (4615 m)
  • Day 8The LAGUNA AJWANI (4615 m) - LAGUNA KHOTIA (4450 m).
  • Day 9LAGUNA KHOTIA (4450 m) - KUNU PAMPA (4760 m) - LAGUNA WARA WARANI (4930 m) - VALLEY JAYLLAWAYA (4480 m).
  • Day 10JAYLLAWAYA VALLEY (4480 m) - RIO PURA PURANI (4750 m) - RIO CHACHA KUMANI - BASE CAMP CHACHACOMANI (4695 m)
  • Day 11BASE CAMP (4695 m) - CAMP HAUT CHACHACOMANI (5130 m)
  • Day 12CHACHACOMANI ASCENSION (6074 m) - CAMP HAUT CHEAROCO (5190 m)
  • Day 13CHEAROCO CAMP ALTITUDE (5190 m) / DAY OF REST
  • Day 14CHEAROCO ASCENSION (6127 m) - BASE CAMP (4780 m)
  • Day 15The CHEAROCO BASE CAMP - CUTA LAGUNA JISTAÑA (4560 m)
  • Day 16CUTA LAGUNA JISTAÑA (4560 m alt.) - CUTA LAGUNA CHOJNA (4720 m alt.)
  • Day 17CUTA LAGUNA CHOJNA (4720 m) - LAGUNA SAN FRANCISCO (4520 m)
  • Day 18LAGUNA SAN FRANCISCO (4520 m) - LOJENA (4360 m)
  • Day 19LOJENA (4360 m) - MINA SUSANA (4030 m) - CAMEN VENADO (4300 m)
  • Day 20VENADO FIELD (4300m) - GLACIAR LAGUNA (5050 m)
  • Day 21GLACIAR LAGUNA - SORATA (2600 m) - LA PAZ
  • Day 22LA PAZ - Optional
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

La Paz

Accommodation

Various hotels, refuges and camping spots.

More info

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.

 

About the 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.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Luciano Badino

 

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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Sergio Nogueira
 

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