CORDILLERA REAL LAGUNA KACHA TO CONDORIRI 10 days

Day 1 LA PAZ – LAGUNA KACHA.

At 9 a.m. we leave La Paz,  passing the beautiful scenery of the Cordillera Real, near Lake Titicaca, and then through the town of Achacachi, Warisata where the imposing Illampu and Ancohuma be seen. Then on through the highlands of the Andes, to the campsite of Laguna Kacha where we pass the first night very close to the glacier of Calzada, altitude 5,650m.

Day 2 LAGUNA KACHA – RIO CH’AJOLPAYA

In the morning we prepare the equipment and start the day’s trekking with a climb of two hours to the Calzada pass, altitude 4,900m, very close to the mountains of Calzada and Kasiri. Then we descend to the Ch’ajolpaya river, where we may see a variety of Andean wildlife, birds and forests. Then we reach the campsite at Ch’ajolpaya, where we  make camp for the second night.

Day 3 RIO CH’AJOLPAYA – NEGRUNI.

After breakfast, we continue the trek for 3 hours up to the Warawarani pass, altitude 4,900m, near the glaciers of these mountains, overlooking Chajowara, then down to the campsite near a lake at altitude 4,100m, where we rest for the third night.

Day 4. NEGRUNI – LLOCO LLOCONI

Six hours following the river Chiquini down to the church of Palca, then up through the Waraco cerranías, to reach the campsite in the Tres Marias mountains.

Day 5. LLOCO LLOCONI – VENADA

After breakfast we start to walk towards another pass, altitude 4,800m, passing by small lagunas with a chance to see Andean fauna, then descending through the gorge to the little river which is near the cart road, heading in the direction of Venada.

Day 6. VENADA – KOTIA

After breakfast we head up to Mollo pass, altitude 4,900m, and from there we descend to the valley of Janq’u Quta, passing various lakes and glaciers in these mountains, and mines and thus descend to the camp at Kotia, altitude 4,650 m, where we rest for the night.

Day 7 KOTIA – AJWANI

After breakfast we continue up the hillside to Chacapa where abandoned gold mines and the beautiful scenery of the plateau are observed. Then we continue down to the grasslands, and on up to the camp at Ajwani, altitude 4,700 m.  A total of six hours of trekking.

Day 8 AJWANI – JURI QUTA

In another six hours of trekking through the Janchallani pass, altitude 4,860m, we reach the second pass at Juri Quta, altitude 4,900 m, then we descend to the camp at Laguna Juri Quta, altitude 4,700 m.

Day 9 JURI QUTA – PICO AUSTRIA – CONDORIRI

We continue to the Apacheta pass, reaching the highest point of the trek, which is the summit of Pico Austria, altitude 5,300 m. From here we have spectacular views of the whole group of Condoriri mountains. Then we descend to laguna Chiara Quta, altitude 4,700 m. This is the base camp for climbing the several mountains of the Condoriri massif. Here we spend the last night of our trip.

Day 10 CONDORIRI – TUNI – LA PAZ.

After breakfasting, we prepare all the camping gear, load the mules and continue down to the  small village of Tuni, altitude 4,200m, where transportation awaits us to return to La Paz in the afternoon.

INCLUDES:

Private Transport.
Guide Trekking.
Food Lunch, dinner and breakfast.
Cook.
Mules and Muleteer.
Camping equipment, tent and sleeping mat.
Kitchen equipment.
kitchen tent.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

* Sleeping bag.
* Sunglasses.
* Head-torch.
* Sunscreen.
* Warm clothes.
* National Park Entrance Fees.
* Backpack, 60 liters.
* Backpack, 5 liters.
* Snacks, chocolate etc.
* Personal Insurance.

 

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