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