ILLAMPU 6.328 m – 20.755 ft 6 days

1 Day.-  LA PAZ – SORATA – LACHATHIYA

At 7:30am we  depart La Paz, passsing beautiful altiplano scenery along the Cordillera Real, and close to Lake Titicaca . Then via the villages of Achacachi and Warasita where we will have our first view of the imposing nevadas of Illampu and Ancohuma, before arriving at the picturesque town of Sorata, 2,700m.

In the first day, 5 hours trekking takes us through scenic Sorata countryside to  our first camp at Lachathiya, altitude 3.850m. Here we eat an evening meal and rest for the night.

2 Day.-  LACHATHIYA – AGUAS CALIENTES

An easy four hours walking brings us to the next camp at Aguas Calientes (hot springs), altitude 4,600m.

3 Day.-  AGUAS CALIENTES – GLACIER

After breakfast, we do another five hours trekking through rocky moraines to the huge glacier where we make camp, altitude 5,600m.

4 Day.-  SUMMIT – AGUAS CALIENTES

We make a 1:00 am start for the summit. After some six or seven hours on the ice wall (technical 60-75 degrees) we reach the ledge and then continue up  the more gentle slope to the summit at 6.328m. From here we have beautiful panoramic views of the Cordillera  Real  and Lake Titicaca.  After  taking the obligatory  summit  photos and enjoying rthe scenery, we start  the descent back to high camp,  where we rest a while before breaking camp and returning to Aguas Calientes. There we enjoy  a hearty evening meal and a well-earned rest.

5 Day.-  AGUAS CALIENTES – SORATA – LA PAZ

After breakfast we continue the descent to Sorata arriving late afternoon TO Lachathiya  where the transport waithing for the group and return by road to La Paz.

INCLUDED:

  • *Private transport
  • *Mountain guide
  • *Cook
  • *Mules and arriero
  • *Porters from aguas calientes to high camp
  • *Food: lunches, dinners and breakfasts
  • *Camping gear:  tent and mattress
  • *Kitchen tent
  • *Cooking equipment

NOT INCLUDED:

  • *Sleeping bag
  • *Sunglasses
  • *Head torch
  • *Sunblock
  • *Warm clothes
  • *National park entrance fees
  • *60 litre rucksack
  • *5 litre rucksack
  • *Snacks, chocolate and drinking water
  • *Personal insurance

 

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