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Illimani 4-day climbing program in Bolivia


Follow Eduardo, IFMGA local mountain guide, on this Illimani 4-day climbing program in Bolivia and climb the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real!



4 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




  • Climb the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real.
  • Spend an unforgettable night in a tent surrounded by the Andes Mountains.
  • Stand on the summit of a 6-thousander and look down at the world.


This 4-day climbing program in Bolivia will take us to the top of one of the most impressive snow covered mountains in the world. I invite all advanced climbers and adventure lovers to conquer the great Illimani!

At the southern end of the Cordillera Real and 72 km from La Paz, Illimani is the guardian mountain of Bolivia’s capital city. At an altitude of 6462 meters, this majestic peak is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real and the second highest in the entire country.

Our tour will start in La Paz and from there, we’ll transfer to Pinaya, a small village located at 3,800 meters above sea level. After a 3 hour hike, we’ll set up camp in Puente Roto. Then, on the next day, we’ll continue going up. Finally,  on our third day, we’ll reach the summit of the great Illimani. All of our hard work will pay off at the top once we catch the breathtaking views of the surrounding Andes and its valleys. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

I am sure you will keep this 4-day climbing program among your best memories. Send your request and let’s start planning your trip now! 

Looking for more amazing adventures in Bolivia? Then you may also be interested in this Pico Austria + Pequeño Alpamayo 4-day climb.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Not included: sleeping bag, sunglasses, sunscreen or other personal use.


Day 1: La Paz - Estancia Pinaya - Puente Roto

We’ll leave La Paz in a private vehicle and transfer to the small village of Pinaya (3 and half hours trip).

From there, we’ll hike to Puente Roto, the base camp of the Illimani.

Day 2: Condor's Nest (5,550 m)

We’ll ascend to the “Condor’s Nest”, located at 5,550m. It will take us approximately 5 hours.

Day 3: Summit attack

We’ll leave early in the morning (2.00am)and walk over glacial terrain up to the summit (6,438m).

Then, we’ll return to the high camp and finally, continue descending to the base camp.

Day 4: Estancia Pinaya - La Paz

Return to Estancia Pinaya where our vehicle will be waiting, and return back to La Paz.


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia.

I made my first ascent at an early age. I have been guiding professionally for over 20 years, passed safety and rescue courses in the sister Republic of Peru with Swiss trainers, and my training culminated with the French school of the ENSA (National School of Sky & Mountaineering) International certification UIAGM opt / IFMGA.

I conquered the Summit of Bolivar, Humboldt and others in Venezuela, the peaks of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador, Alpamayo and Huascaran in Peru, and also reached the summit of Aconcagua (6954 m) twice the same day from Base Camp ( Plaza de Mulas) in Argentina.

My knowledge of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia is very extensive, so much so that I helped the Military Geographical Institute produce their map of the Cordillera Real (the only official map of the area). I am an active member of the Bolivian Andean Club.
I was also hired by the President of Bolivia (then) - Jorge Quiroga - to climb Huayna Potosi and many delegations of embassies.

Nowadays I work together with a group of local guides, also AGMTB and IFMGA. So if I can't guide myself the trip you request, a colleague of mine will guide to an unforgettable time in the Bolivian mountains!






La Paz

What people are saying about Eduardo Mamani Quispe

John Corcoran


August, 2019

I think the explore share system is a great idea but a bit clunky in terms of the booking process. I remember I never booked exactly what was suggested or emailed but there were a few moments where it told me this has been booked and I thought "no it hasn't !". I think the most difficult was when we were trying to adjust the trip details but either I couldn't or perhaps only the guide could and I didn't want to get locked in to something I had not agreed to. Trip went really well once I acclimatised but I over estimated how much my preparation would help with acclimatisation. I should have allowed more time with that.


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