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Pico Austria + Pequeño Alpamayo 4-day climb

Explore the wonders of the Cordillera Real with Eduardo, IFMGA local mountain guide, on this Pico Austria + Pequeño Alpamayo 4-day climb in Bolivia!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Reach the top of one of the most popular mountains in Bolivia.

  • Marvel at the spectacular views of the Cordillera Real.

  • Improve your mountaineering skills with the help of a local certified guide.


Explore the spectacular Cordillera Real, a mountain range that belongs to the Bolivian Andes. Join me on this exciting 4-day climb to the Pico Austria (5,320 m) and Pequeño Alpamayo (5,425 m)!

Our main goal will be to reach the top of Pequeño Alpamayo, one of the most beautiful mountains of the Cordillera Real. Every year it attracts climbers from all over the world and has become one of the most popular ascents in this region. Due to its ice-capped pyramidal shape, is quite similar to the Peruvian Alpamayo peak. However, the Pequeño Alpamayo seems more difficult to climb than it really is.

Our starting point will be in La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia. On the first day, we’ll leave early in the morning to the Rinconada Ranch and start this 4-day expedition with a 2-hour trek to the Chiar Khota Lake. Located at an altitude of 4.630 meters, we will set up camp next to this beautiful lagoon and on the following day, we’ll ascend to Pico Austria. This great 5000 summit will be ideal to acclimatize for the Pequeño Alpamayo ascent. Before our final summit attack, we’ll climb Pico Tarija (5300 m) and from there, reach the top of Pequeño Alpamayo.

Ready for this Pico Austria + Pequeño Alpamayo 4-day climb? Then contact me and let’s start planning your trip!  I guarantee this will be an amazing experience!

Looking for more unforgettable experiences in Bolivia? Then you may also be interested in this Illimani 4-day climbing trip in Bolivia.



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Meeting point

La Paz




Day 1: La Paz - Rinconada ranch - Chiar Khota Lake (4,630m)

Early in the morning, we’ll leave La Paz and drive to the Rinconada ranch where the vehicle will drop us off.

Then, after rounding up a team of llamas or mules for our gear, we’ll go on a 2-hour trek to the Chiar Khota Lake (4,630m), where we will set up our base camp.

Day 2: Pico Austria (5,320 m)

This ascent will take us about 4 hours, the views from the summit of Pico Austria are impressive and you will enjoy the entire Condoriri massif.

Day 3: Summit day

We will begin our summit day with an early departure (5.00am).

First, we’ll climb the Pico Tarija (5,300m) and then, we will continue ascending to Pequeño Alpamayo (5,425 m).

Day 4: Rinconada ranch - La Paz

In the morning we will pack up camp and begin the return to the Rinconada Ranch where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.

About the guide

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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!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 403 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

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

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

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