Bolivia:Charquini, Pico Tarija, Pequeño Alpamayo, Nevado Mururata, and Parinacota
Ski mountaineering expedition up to six high peaks
Max ascent ↑ 1600m, Max descent ↓ 1600m
With Peru Expeditions you can enjoy the snow in a specific season of the year. Our ski tours will bring you the best sensations available in the Andes, away from the hustle and bustle of the usual crowded ski resorts. Together with our South American high mountain guides certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations Certified professional guide by: IVBV – UIAGM – IFMGA
Ski mountaineering expedition in Bolivia: We are going to do ski mountaineering in Bolivia, a short amount of time allows us to carry out this activity, with very good snow, in a varied and wild terrain at 6000 meters, it is still an excellent option for an adventure vacation trip, together with family and mountaineering friends in the Bolivian Andes.
We propose a series of ski ascents and descents, we will live different emotions on the boards, in the volcanoes and in the Cordillera Real.
AIMED AT: This expedition is aimed at people with experience in mountaineering, with experience in ski mountaineering and in good physical condition.
Bolivia – Volcanoes with skis: Huayna Potosi, 6,088
m and Parinacota, 6,348 m
This unique ski touring expedition takes us to Bolivia. It is the highest and is considered the “most Indian” state in South America, with its northern neighbor Peru next to Lake Titicaca
also the Altiplano connects – a plateau without a drain, 800 km long and 130 km wide in 3,500 to 4,200 m altitude. The Altiplano is towered over by high mountain ranges such as the 200 km long Cordillera
Real, also called “King’s Cordillera”. Here, with the Huayna Potosi, is one of the two 6,000m peaks this exclusive trip. Our last and highest goal, the Volcán Parinacota (6,348 m) is in the found south in the Cordillera Occidental (West Cordillera). In contrast to the fold mountains of the Cordillera Real is the area here of volcanic origin and offers a completely different landscape. That you can also indulge in ski touring in Bolivia and that the country is not just a summer. Dorado for mountaineers is rather unknown. In fact, the five- and six-thousanders are in the Cordilleras Real and Occidental ski mountain
Intercontinental flight Europe – South America/La Paz. Arrival depending on the airline and flight schedule may not arrive until the 2nd. Travel day in El Alto (4,080 m), the highest civil airport in the world. Collection by our Bolivian/local mountain guides partner, drive to the hotel and sleep in. La Paz is in a deep. Basin on the edge of the Altiplano, one of the largest drainless highlands on earth. The city center is located at an altitude of approx. 3,700 m, so that the acclimatization phase starts with the landing in El Alto
begins. Accommodation: Hotel in La Paz | Meals: D
After lunch and the city tour, you will travel to Copacabana (3,840 m) in a private minibús Lake Titiacaca. The locality is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Latin America and it is the statue of the “Black Virgin Mary”. On the way we have a fantastic view of the
King Cordillera. We spend the night in Copacabana right on Lake Titicaca and have the Possibility to climb Calvary at sunset.
Accommodation: guesthouse | Meals: B
Boat trip to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), one of the nuclei of the Inca Empire with the temple ruins of
sun god. A hike of several hours across the island with a view of the mighty massif of Illampu and Ancohuma, the northwest cornerstones of the Cordillera Real; is particularly atmospheric the view of the mountains beyond the lake in the light of the setting sun. In the afternoon we drive back to the metropolis of La Paz and in the evening there is a first briefing for our start ski tour tomorrow.
Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: B
Our ski touring program begins with a short, easy acclimatization ski tour at 5,250 m high Cerro Charquini near the Huayna Potosi. Drive to the scenically beautiful. Negruni Valley with three large lakes of different colors. After that first outing, head up high we go back to the hotel in La Paz and relax. Walking time: approx. 4-6 hours | Driving time: approx. 1 hour | Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: B, L
We take the minibus to La Rinconada in the Cordillera de Genus. From here we climb into this. Condoriri base camp and our main luggage will be carried by donkeys. If you want, you can still use the Pico Austria (5,420 m). Walking time: approx. 1-2 hours | Driving time: approx. 2 hours | Ascent: 400 m | Accommodation: tent | Meals: B, L, D
Our second ski tour begins: We go to the beginning of the glacier and then continue on skis to the first peak of the day, Pico Tarija (5,345 m). Here we can leave the skis and after. After a short descent into a col, there is the possibility of climbing over a sometimes very steep flank to climb the Pequeno Alpamayo. After descending the same route and a short. On the opposite ascent, we enjoy the subsequent descent down to the snow line. With the minibús. we drive back to La Paz and relax with a cool drink in the hotel. Walking time: approx. 4-6 hours | Ascent: 1000 m | Descent: 1000 m | Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: B, L
Before we start our next two-day trip tomorrow, we can see the city and its explore sights. Since the city is at almost 4000 m altitude, we are getting used to it better and better to the thin air.
Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: B
Start to Nevado Mururata (5,864 m), the most beautiful ski mountain in the King’s Cordillera: jeep ride to Head north to Takesi Pass and climb with porters to base camp (4,820m) near the glacier tongue. Walking time: approx. 4 hours | Driving time: approx. 2 hours | Ascent: 700 m | Accommodation: Camp 4,820 m | Meals: B, D
Great ski tour to our third highest peak, the Nevado Mururata (5,864 m). Subsequent departure and further descent from basecamp to the vehicles. Return to La Paz. Walking time: approx. 7-9 hours | Ascent: 1000 m | Descent: 1000 m | Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: B, L
In the morning we relax in the city and in the afternoon drive from La Paz to the village of Pueblo Sajama with the SUVs.
Accommodation: simple hotel | Meals: F, M, A
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, we drive the vehicles up to the base camp of the Parinacota. From here ascent to the snow line, with skis to the summit or to the rim of the cráter volcano. They are 6,342 meters above sea level! A giant descent to the camp follows hopefully great firn snow. Return to La Paz.
Walking time: approx. 7-8 hours | Ascent: 1250 m | Descent: 1250 m | Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: F, M
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Before we tackle the most difficult mountain of our Bolivia ski adventure tomorrow, let’s relax in the Hotel, set up gear and enjoy the southern sun. Accommodation: Hotel La Paz | Meals: B
We drive to the Zongo Pass (4,700 m) in the morning and climb to the beginning of the glacier; here we spend the night in the Campo Alto Roca hut at an altitude of about 5,130m. Again, they support us Porters who take over the load of the main luggage. Walking time: approx. 2-3 hours | Driving time: approx. 2 hours | Ascent: 600 m | Accommodation: mountain hut | Meals: B, L, D
The highlight of our ski expedition is imminent: over a glacier plateau on the south-east ridge of the mountain and a short steep ascent leads to moderately inclined glacier flanks, which lead to the summit ridge
lead (here ski depot). After the last 100 Hm walk over the partially exposed and monitored north ridge, the next six-thousander ski is done! A giant descent to the camp rewards the effort. Finally descend to the Zongo Pass and return to La Paz. Walking time: approx. 7-9 hours | Ascent: 1000 m | Descent: 2000 m | Accommodation: Hotel in La Paz | Meals: B, L
After a final Bolivian breakfast, we say goodbye to our escort team and are driven to the airport. Start of the return flight to Europe. Meals: B
Arrival in Europe after a long flight – a great skiing adventure comes to an end!
In our effort to go to the summit we will start the climb at 2:00 am. The first part is “inconsistent and loose”. After that, we will take a stoned ridge until reaching the snow. Depending on the weather, the glacier might have different size penitents. After going through these difficulties we will arrive to a flat and immense Summit, a crater filled with snow and ice. Descent through the same way to the base camp.
We will go down from the base camp to the thermal waters to enjoy a well-deserved bath in them. Return to La Paz city in a private vehicle.
Resting day in La Paz.
Transfer from hotel to the airport (3 hours before our international flight).
Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner
Services included in the prices:
- Transfer Airport In/Out
- Private transport
- UIAGM mountain guide (ratio: 1 guide / 2 or 3 clients)
- Cook (with experience)
- Hotel (in the city of La Paz)
- Sleeping tents (Tents)
- Hostel (in Copacabana, Peñas and Sajama)
- Refuge (in Huayna Potosí)
- dining tent
- kitchen tent
- login to the site
- First aid kit
- Supplemental oxygen (Oxishot)
- Personal Insurance
- personal technical team
- Insulation (Mat)
- Sleeping bag
- Lunch and dinner in La Paz
- Nothing that is not specified in the program
Prices & Dates
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Deposit for reservations: * — USD (– EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!
Trip-code: Number ►BOL-
Duration: 16 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 15
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: Bolivia
Mountain Guide: Eric Raul Albino Lliuya
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Eric Raul Albino Lliuya
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