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

Description

Join me on this 4-day trek from Ajuani to Huayna Potosi. We’ll walk to the heart of the Condoriri Massif admiring the most stunning mountains of the Cordillera Real.

During this trekking experience we will cross 4 mountain passes (one per day). We will also visit three of the most beautiful lagoons in the area. Although it is not a demanding hike it’s important to be well acclimatized. A good fitness level will be a plus.

Please find the complete day-by-day itinerary at the bottom of this page. You can also check out many other trekking trips in the area. I am leading for example this hike to the Apolobamba Lakes in the Peru-Bolivia border.

If you want to reserve your spot for this trek from Ajuani to Huayna Potosi, get in touch with me now. Let’s enjoy together the amazing Cordillera Real.

Itinerary

Day 1

Ajuani Lagoon - Juri Khota Lagoon

Early departure from La Paz in vehicle to the valley of Ajuani where we will begin our trek (4,700 m). The path is winding but awesome. We will arrive at Sistaña Lagoon, where we will have lunch. At this point, the path starts ascending towards the summit. We will then arrive at Juri Khota Lagoon, a beautiful and isolated lake surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Camp on the shores of Lake Juri Khota.

Day 2

Juri Khota - Glacier Lake - Austria Pass - Chiar Khota

From Juri Khota we will continue ascending a steep slope in order to reach the Glacier Lake, a jewel nested at an altitude of 4900 meters at the foot of the Condoriri. From there we will keep climbing to the second pass (Austria Pass at 5,200 m) before descending on the other side towards our next base camp at the shore of the Chiar Khota Lake.

Day 3

Jistaña Pass - Maria Lloco base

Today’s mountain pass will be the Jistaña with an altitude of 4,900 m. It takes us into the valley of Racahcha. There we will set up camp at the edge of the Hichukhota at 4,450 meters.

Day 4

Huallatani Pass Huayna Potosi - La Paz

Our last pass is the Huallatani Pass (4,850 m). From here we can enjoy the stunning views of the mountains Maria Lloco and the Huayna Potosi (if climate helps). Here will be also our vehicle waiting for our return to La Paz.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate ?

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

La Paz