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Climbing Mount Illimani, in Cordillera Real

4-day adventure climbing Mount Illimani (6462 m), the second highest mountain in Bolivia, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


This 4-day program will take us to the summit of the magnificent Mount Illimani. At 6462 m, is the second highest mountain in Bolivia and the highest in the Cordillera Real.

Illimani has five peaks, including the southern peak (at 6462 m, which is the highest elevation), the central peak (6360 m) and the northern or Paris peak (6043 m). The normal climbing route is on the west side of the mountain.

The grand Mount Illimani is 72 km away from the city of La Paz. Actually, you will be able to see its lights from the city. Furthermore, it is one of the most impressive snow covered mountains in the world.

It’s worth mentioning that climbing Illimani is a difficult activity, which requires good acclimatization as well as being in good shape.

During this 4-day expedition, our expert cook will prepare three meals a day. Actually, there’ll be two kinds of food: vegetarian and no vegetarian. I also recommend carrying dried fruit or energetic bars.

Besides, we count with experienced porters. They will carry the heavy equipment, food and tents, from the base to high camp. Mountaineers should carry their personal equipment.

Please contact me if you are planning to climb this beautiful mountain in Bolivia, so we can start organizing the expedition!



Camping in tents.

Meeting point

La Paz.




Day 1: La Paz - Illimani Base Camp (4,200 meters)

Departure from La Paz in 4X4 land cruiser, to the village of Una (3800 m).

We ascend with animal transport to Illimani Base Camp (4,200 meters)

Day 2: Camp 1 (5,200 meters)

Ascent to the Camp 1 (5,200 meters). We will have the assistance of high camp altitude porters.

Total activity time: 6 hours.

We’ll spend night camping.

Day 3: Mount Illimani Summit - Base Camp

We climb Mount Illimani South peak (6462 m). Then we return to base camp, and spend the night camping.

Day 4: La Paz

Descent to Una village. Once there, a vehicle will take you to La Paz.

Arrival at your hotel and end of our services.

About the guide

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I work together with several IFMGA/UIAGM colleagues. So if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues equally certified will guide you.

I began to climb the mountain when I was 15 years old. I was born in Pinaya (3.800 m.a.s.l.), a region located not far away from the top of the base camp of the majestic snow-covered Illimani (6.462 m.a.s.l.). I dedicated most part of my life to climb different ice and Rock Mountains through the Cordillera Real, Cordillera Occidental, and Cordillera de Apolobamba.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 774 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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

Price details

Not included: entrance fees and any other item not mentioned.

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