Bolivia:Cerro Austria and Pequeño Alpamayo, Chachacomani and Chearoco Ascents

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CHACHACOMANI AND CHEAROCO ASCENTS

The Pequeño Alpamayo will be the first summit in the Condoriri Massif before attack The Chachacomani (6074 m.a.s.l.) and the Chearoco (6127 m.a.s.l) which form a solid massif. Located in the center of the Cordillera Real, these giants mountains are waiting to be climbed. The Chearoco offers a more adventurous terrain as it is less popular. While the Chachacomani is becoming more and more popular this mountain remains as a secluded area.

Travel Program

Welcoming at La Paz airport and commuting to the hotel. Free time for the rest of the day.

Meeting with your tour guide at the hotel reception.
The day will be dedicated to visiting La Paz. You will discover the main sites of the city: barrio colonial (colonial neighborhood), mercado de las brujas (Witch market), calle Jaén (Jaén street), plaza Murillo. You will be able to enjoy the colorful markets of La Paz and its typical atmosphere (mercado Rodriguez…).

You can also discover the city from above thanks to the funicular railway of La Paz known as the highest funicular in the world. From there, you will benefit from a spectacular view of La Paz.

Return to the hotel by the end of the afternoon.

Leaving the hotel with your guide to go to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku. You will discover this archaeological site linked to the tiwanakota culture with its ruins and museum.

After lunch, we’ll travel along the edge of the Titicaca lake towards Copacabana, a village located on the shores of the lake. Visit of the main sites of the village and ascent to the calvary where you will enjoy a sunset on the lake.

Night at hotel.

Leaving the hotel for the Copacabana harbor where our boat will be waiting for us. We’ll sail to the village of Ch´allapampa located in the northern part of the Sun Island. From then on, we’ll start our hike by following an old Inca trail towards the ruins of Chinkana. We’ll continue towards the summit which offers a spectacular outlook on the Illampu and Ancohuma mountain range. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at the village of Yumani located in the southern part of the island.

Night at hostel.

Leaving the hotel and walking to the ruins of Pilkokaina.Return by boat to Copacabana.

Leaving Copacabana after the lunch towards the Condoriri massif.

Arriving at “La Rinconada”, an hour long hike will take us to the Chiarkhota lagoon where we’ll set our base camp.

Camping night

Hike to the Austria Peak, viewpoint from where we’ll enjoy nice view on the summits of Cordillera Real.

Camping night

Leaving at 03:00 am.

Hike to the end of the valley to reach the foot of the glacier located at 4805 m alt.

Ascent to the Pico Tarija located at 5320 m alt.

Descent to a rocky section before climbing the final slope for the “pequeño alpamayo” (50/55º).

Return to base camp following the same trail and we’ ll hike until “La Rinconada” where our vehicle will take us back to La Paz.

Night at hotel.

Resting day in La Paz.

Leaving the hotel in a private car for a trip through the altiplano. We arrive at the Alto Cruz Pampa village where we prepare our trail with the mule drivers. A trek deep in the valley will take us to base camp.

Camping night

After breakfast we’ll take a walk through an almost virgin piece of land as this mountain has only recently become crowded. Through a clear path between plains and slopes, we’ll reach high camp. This hike will be enough for one day. Settling camp and resting.

Camping night

We’ll start our ascent at 02:00 am. Unlike others in the Cordillera Real, this mountain presents in the first part an extensive trail on a glacier rather easy to follow. In our attempt to reach the summit we’ll climb through the small cracks and slopes of the mountain. We’ll go through the north edge of the mountain and climb a 40 degree slope during 40 meters allowing us to reach this beautiful summit. Descent down the north ridge which will take us to the next valley. We’ll set up our high camp for our next target the “Chearoco”.

Camping night

We will take a break before the next objective.

Camping night

We’ll start our ascent at 02:00 am. We’ll cross an ice tongue and enjoy 50 ° slopes. In addition to walking through small plains we’ll ascend the mountain in the most practical way. A short and final slope awaits at the summit. Descent by the east ridge to base camp.

Camping night

After breakfast we’ll walk to the end of the valley where our private car will take us back to La Paz.

Night at hotel.

Transfer from hotel to the airport (3 hours before our international flight).

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Bolivia mountaineering trip as described
  • Excursions, activities and visits as per itinerary
  • City tour of La Paz
  • Visit to the Sun Island in Lake Titicaca including rides in public boats
  • Camping equipment (except sleeping bag and mat)
  • Pack animals during trekking and up to Illimani base camp
  • Porters for the transport of the group equipment to the high camp of the Huayna Potosi and Illimani
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers with Spanish speaking drivers

Not included:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • airport taxes and departure taxes
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Personal expenses, tips

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