• Trip duration
    8 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

It’s my pleasure to invite you to this 8-day trek to North Apolobamba’s Lakes.

I will guide you through a fantastic lakes circuit of this Peruvian-Bolivian region. Apolobamba is a mountain chain of the Andes, north of the Titikaka Lake. It extends along the Peruvian territory by the east side of Puno. In the Bolivian territory, it continues to the northeast of La Paz.

It is one of the most beautiful regions of Bolivia. I have no doubt that you will fall in love with this trekking route. It has endless lagoons of different colors with stunning snow-capped peaks as backdrop.

During the trek we will also reach an elevation of 5000 meters and cross a mountain pass which leads us to the best view of Chaupi Orko. It is the highest mountain in the Apolobamba Range.

Please contact me if you find this trek interesting. You’ll enjoy beautiful landscapes and a very rich local culture!

Itinerary

Day 1

La Paz - Katantica

Depart from La Paz to the Katantica village (3,700 m). The journey takes us through the little visited east side of the Titikaka Lake, very close to the border with Peru. It will be a long day with a 10-hour drive.

Day 2

Huancuchi Pass - Sunches Lagoon

We will start the hike towards the Huancuchi Pass (5300 m), where we can admire an amazing panoramic scenery. Then, we will descend to the top of the Suches Lagoon where we will set up our camp.

Day 3

Chariacola Lagoon

We will move along the Sunches Lagoon and then enter a small valley where we will find several gaps, reaching the final Chariacola Lagoon located in the Blue Lagoon (Peruvian side). We will set up our camp there.

Day 4

Saluypata Lagoon - Icerberg Lagoon

This day we will access to a small canyon and continue along the river that comes from the mountain. We will arrive at the beautiful Saluypata Lagoon. After a rest, we will keep ascending and bordering the glacier in order to cross a 5250-meter-high mountain pass.

We will set up our camp on the shores of the Icerberg Lagoon, where the landscape is wonderful.

Day 5

Chocullo Lagoon - Caballunani

We will go through the base of the Palomanis mountain and then descend along the Orco Chaupi River. We will continue to the Chocullo Lagoon and finally reach the area known as Caballunani, where we’ll set up our camp for the night.

Day 6

Caballunani - Starting Point

FromCaballunani we’ll return to our starting point.

Day 7

Free day

Day 8

Return to La Paz

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

La Paz