trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1

La Paz - Puente Roto base camp

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

We ascend with animal transport to Puente Roto base camp (4500 m).

Day 2

High camp Nido de Cóndores

Ascent to the high camp, Nido de Cóndores (5500 m). We will have the assistance of high camp altitude porters.

Total activity time: 6 hours.

We’ll spend night camping.

Day 3

Mount Illimani South peak

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

Day 4

Una village - 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.

Price per person

Other details

Meeting point

La Paz.

Accommodation

Camping in tents.

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