People per Guide
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
The Condoriri massif is part of the impressive Cordillera Real, a region of the Andes, in Bolivia. I planned here a 5-day hiking tour in the area of Condoriri. In fact, the starting point of the trek itself is the beautiful Tuni.
From Tuni, we will progress through some famous lakes in the area. First we will reach Laguna Jurikhota. In fact, a highlight of this location is the wonderful sight of the Condoriri massif. Then we will go to the glacial Laguna Congelada, to Laguna Chiarkhota and Laguna Wichu Khota. During the trek we also enjoy the wonderful views over Imilla Apachita, Maria Lluko and Huayna Potosi.
On average we walk 4-6 hours per day, therefore you need to be in good physical shape.
Do you want to join me in this 5-day hiking trip in Bolivia? Then contact me for more information! And if you have more time in the area, why not going on this 8-day hike?
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
La Paz - Laguna Tuni - Laguna Jurikhota (4700m)
We leave from La Paz by private vehicle at 8AM. After 3 hours we reach the Tuni village, the starting point of our trek.
After going by the Laguna Tuni, we reach a pass at 4900m. Then we go down until the Laguna Jurikhota. There are beautiful views of the “head of the Condor” (5648m), forming, with its 2 adjacent summits, the Condoriri massif. It has the shape of a condor with folded wings.
Walking time: 4 hours
Laguna Jurikhota - Laguna Congelada - Austria pass - Laguna Chiarkhota (4670m)
From the lake we go up a steep hill to reach the small Laguna Congelada. Here, two glaciers literally fall in the frozen water. It’s a jewel at 4900m, at the foot of Condoriri (5650m). Then we reach the Austria pass (5120m) and we go back to the Laguna Chiarkhota (4670m). It’s the base camp for the ascent of Condoriri and Pequeño Alpamayo. Before the pass, we can ascend the Austria peak (5300m), which offers sublime views over Condoriri and the Cordillera Real (45 min ascending and 20 min descending).
Walking time: 6 hours
Laguna Chiarkhota - Laguna Wichu Khota (4680m)
We leave Condoriri behind and start at the foot of the Black Needle until the Jallayko pass (5025m). We are in a beautiful valley, Jistaña. Then we go up to the Tillipata pass (5000m). From there, we enjoy amazing views of the lakes, a great reward for all the effort. Then we descend to the Laguna Wichu Khota, where we set camp at the foot of María Lloco (5522m).
Walking time: 7 hours
Laguna Wichu Khota - Maria Lluko (4800m)
We move between the lakes until the old camp of the Santa Fe mine. A short detour to the small summit dominating the camp allows us to admire the lakes one more time. We ascend until the camp, surrounded by the summits Imilla Apachita, Maria Lluko and Huayna Potosi (6088m). The views are breathtaking!
Optional: continue until the Huayna Potosí glacial lake. The path here is a true belvedere.
Walking time: 6 hours
Maria Lluko - Base camp - Huayna Potosi refuge - La Paz (4700m)
Today we reach the Milluni pass (5000m). The Milluni valley opens up. We go around the Huayna Potosi to our left before reaching the valley, that we follow until the refuge (4700m).
We return to La Paz by 4×4 private transfer.
We will have a cook and there is an option for vegetarian food.
About the Guide
IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Bolivia.
I organize mountaineering and trekking trips in different regions of Bolivia, and community tourism as well. I spend my free time exploring new destinations and discovering new mountains and cultures in remote regions.
I have more than 20 years of experience working in Cordillera Real, and I live in Tuni, Condoriri. I worked as mule driver, porter, cook, trekking guide assistant, trekking guide, and finally became IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide in 2008.
I made several ascents in Bolivia and neighboring countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru. Some of them: Ojos de Salado, Wallatiri, Urus, Azangate, Huayna potosí, Illimani, Chir oco, Chachacomani, Sajama, Illamapu, Acohoma, Chapi orco, Acotango, Parinacota… These experiences prepared me to organize and guide expeditions.
I like to provide a top level service to people from all around the world, help them get in contact with the local culture, and of course help them reach their objectives in the mountains.