Climb one of the most famous peaks in the Bolivian Andes, the Mount Illimani, in this 4-day mountaineering expedition with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Bernardo.
Apr - Oct
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Mount Illimani is a really beautiful mountain, 72 km from La Paz. Undoubtedly, it is one of the greatest snow–covered peaks on earth. Its first ascension was achieved by William Conway and Maquigmaz Gef, leaders of an Italian-English expedition.
The mountain has five peaks. All of them with different heights and difficulty levels:
The southern peak (6462 m),
The central peak (6360 m),
Northern or Paris peak (6043 m),
The Indian peak (6287 m),
And the Laika Khollu peak (6159 m).
The idea for this 4-day program is to guide you through the Mount Illimani's southern peak. Although it is the highest peak, its ascent involves a medium difficulty. In addition, on the way we must cope with some ice and rocks terrain. In order to reach the summit on time, we will begin the adventure at 3 AM, arriving at the top of the mountain 8 or 9 hours later. Once up there, you won't believe such a magnificent panoramic view!
Alternatively, you could choose to go for another summit in the region. Check out my 3-day ascent to Huayna Potosí by the normal route for more information.
Join me on this mountain expedition to the heart of the Bolivian Andes. Contact me if you have any questions. It will be the trip of a lifetime!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Group porters
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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
Departure from La Paz by 4×4 or bus for about 3 hours towards the village of Una and Pinaya (3800 m). That’s where the ascent starts, with the help of mules and porters. We’ll reach the “Puente Roto” base camp, at 4500 meters (3-hour trek). Overnight camping.
Ascent to the high camp “Nido de Cóndores” (5500 m). It is a hard rock climbing route so we will need more assistance of the high altitude porters. The total hike will take 6 hours. Overnight camping.
Climb Mount Illimani by its south peak (6462 meters). It’s a medium difficult ascent. The total ascent will take us around 6 hours. At the top it offers a magnificent panoramic view around the Illimani. Finally, we will return down to high camp and base camp (12 hours in total). Overnight camping.
Descent for 2 hours to the Pinaya village walking down with the help of porters. From there we will be transferred to La Paz (3-hour ride). Arrival at your hotel and end of this amazing program.
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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia
My name is Bernardo Guarachi, I am from Bolivia.
I was trained as a mountain guide in germany in the DAV and am also guide UIAGM.
With many years of experience as mountaineer, I was the the first Bolivian to summit the Everest. Another achievements I have are the Makalu, Makinley, Cho Oyu, Aconcagua and many other mountains in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.
Contact me so I can guide to some of the beautiful peaks of the Bolivian Andes!
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