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Trekking from Ajuani to Huayna Potosi

An unforgettable hike from Ajuani to Huayna Potosi, in the Condoriri Massif of the Cordillera Real. Join the local IFMGA guide Eduardo on this 4-day adventure.

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

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. Average walking time is 5 to 6 hours per day.

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.

More info

We provide camping equipment (North Face tents, mats). A sleeping bag is not included although it can be provided for an extra USD5-6 per day. Equipment is transported by the mules. The customer only carries a small backpack where he or she carries a bottle of water, some snacks, sunscreen, glasses, camera and some warm clothes.

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La Paz

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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.


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 743 each

Group of 2

USD 372 each

Group of 3

USD 248 each

Group of 4

USD 186 each

Group of 5

USD 149 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

Price details

• Sleeping bag not included.


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