"The body roams the mountains and the spirit is freed".

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XVII CENTURY CHINESE POET


Prehispanic trail Choro

PROGRAMA *HPC1
CHORO

TREKKING-CAMPING

4 DAYS

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La Cumbre to Coroico
Pre-Hispanic paving and a spectacular but savage descent, plus easy route finding-once you`ve found the start- make the Choro Trail very popular. The differences in weather, temperature, and vegetation between the start and finish are extreme. You might start walking across a snow –covered moonscape in blizzard at 4800 m (15750 ft), pass through dense subtropical vegetation, and end up walking alongside citrus plantation at 100 m (5000 ft). There are limited camping places on the trail. Clouds an bad weather are normal  at 4800 m (15750 ft), pass through dense subtropical vegetation, and end up walking alongside citrus plantations at 1500m (5,000 ft). There are limited camping places on the trail.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Leave La Paz for the Refugio Huayna Potosi I in private transport. Lunch at the Lodge, afternoon is a walk of 1 to 2 hours to the glacier Viejo and  return to the shelter to rest.
DAY 2
Walk from 6 to 8 hours of Refugio Huayna Potosi I until Challa Pampa (Camping).
DAY 3
Challa Pampa output to the house of the Japanese. (Camping).
DAY 4
Leaving the house of the Japanese to the town of Chairo then transportation to Coroico and return to La Paz. (Optional)

PROGRAMA *HPC2
CHORO

TREKKING-CAMPING

3 DAYS

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choroyungasITINERARY

DAY 1
From La Paz to the Cumbre and Hike to the Summit from 6 to 8 hours to Challa Pampa (camping)
DAY 2
Challa Pampa leave for the house of the Japanese. (Camping).
DAY 3
Leaving the house of the Japanese to the town of Chairo then transportation to Coroico and return to La Paz. (Optional)

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Condoriri-Huayna Potosí

PROGRAMA *HPC3
CONDORIRI-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

3 DAYS

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Condoriri to the condor valley
Tuni to Huayna  Potosí
Condoriri is one the most striking mountain groups in the Cordillera Real. The three higher peaks together   look like a condor lifting its wings before takeoff. According to legend, the largest and most ferocious condors of the Andes live around Condoriri. Peasants leave their babies there to be fed and brought up by the condors. These babies then grow up to be human condors.
The area was first explored by the British mountaineer Sir Martin Conway (who in 1898 became the first person to climb Illimani). He said that as night fell, “clouds” of condors appeared. While the condors are not nearly so numerous nowadays, it is normally possible to see one or two circling high above the mountains of the Condoriri group.  This trek crosses the Cordilera Real near its midpoint.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Tuni Condoriri. From here the walk begins 2 to 3 hours or until the lagoon Chiarcota Condoriri Base Camp. With pack animals or porters at a height of 4700 m Camping.
DAY 2
Hike to Laguna Laguna Chiarcota Hope (Cerro Maria Lloco) on the west face of Huayna Potosi. Camping.
DAY 3
Laguna Walk to Refugio Huayna Potosi Hope and return to La Paz.

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PROGRAMA *HPC4
CONDORIRI-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

4 DAYS

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Tuni Condoriri. From here begins the 3 hour hike to the lake about Chiarcota or Condoriri Base Camp. With pack animals or porters (depending on season). Camping at a height of 4700 m.s.n.m.
DAY 2
Hike to Laguna Laguna Chiarcota Esperanza (Mount Mary Lloco) on the face or that of Huayna Potosi. Camping.
DAY 3
Leaving the Refuge Laguna Esperanza I. Huayna Potosi Overnight.
DAY 4
Refugio Huayna Potosi Walk to the glacier I Viejo and return to the city of La Paz.

 

 

 

PROGRAMA *HPC5
CONDORIRI-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

9 DAYS

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huaynaoesteITINERARY

DAY 1
09:00 Leave from La Paz to Condoriri private transport. Walking two to three hours to base camp and Laguna Condoriri Chiarcota with animals. Camping.
DAY 2
12:30 Sunrise to Pequeño Alpamayo basecamp (climbing) and return to base camp. Camping.
DAY 3
09:00 Walk to basecamp Maria Lloco hill porters or mules. Camping. (Hours optional)
DAY 4
09:00 Mary Lloco Walk to Refugio Huayna Potosi. Bedtime.
DAY 5
Free day at the shelter.
DAY 6
08:00 Walk from the refuge until the snow Charquini, escalation and return to the shelter. Bedtime.
DAY 7
09:00 Walk an hour and a half to the old glacier, practices three to four hours and return to the shelter. Overnight.
DAY 8
11:30 Walking three to four hours until the second shelter in high camp. A 5300 m.s.n.m. Overnight.
DAY 9
12:30 Begin the ascent to the summit of six to seven hours (6088 m.s.n.m) and return to the city of La Paz.

 

 

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Chacaltaya

PROGRAMA *HPC7
CHACALTAYA

TREKKING

2 DAYS

t-easy

chacaltayaMilluni Valley
Chacaltaya to Zongo Pass
This high-altitud day trek crosses the 5345 m (17536 ft) summit of Chacaltaya, and leads on to many other possible treks. The landscape is barren and bleak but all views north east are domined by the 6088 m (19974 ft)  Huayna Potosí, From Chacaltaya it is possible to see El Alto on the Altiplano and La Paz nestling in the huge canyon below. On the fa isde of the city, Illimani is visible and on clear days one can see Bolivia´s highest mountain, the 6542 m (21463 ft) Sajama way over to the west, and also the cobalt-blue Lake Titicaca on the border  with Peru.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Chacaltaya in private transportation, visit the site and walk 3 to 4 hours to the refuge I. Lunch and rest
DAY 2
Walk an hour to hour and a half to the old glacier. Practice 3 to 4 hours on ice (or Charquini optional) and return to La Paz
Price includes round trip transportation, all meals, overnight shelter, equipment and mountain guides. (Not including national parks revenue and extra expenses).

 

 

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Khotia-Huayna Potosí

PROGRAMA *HPC8
COTIA-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

5 DAYS

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campcondorHICHUKHOTA TO CONDORIRI
Lago Khotia to Laguna Chiar Khota
(2-3 days)
This high level trek skirts the western side of the Cordillera Real before heading into the heart of the range via a spectacular pass with fantastic views of the Cabeza del Condor peak. This trek takes you closer to a glacier than any other trek in the Codillera Real, and ends at the beautiful Condoriri base camp. The 3 day itinerary means shorts days, but this is ideal if you are still acclimatizing.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to trading on private transport. Hike to Janchallani. Camping.
DAY 2
Janchallani Walk up Juricota. Camping
DAY 3
Walk to Base Camp Juricota Condoriri. Camping.
DAY 4
Walk to Base Camp of Mount Mary Lloco Condoriri. Camping
DAY 5
Cerro Maria Lloco Walk to Refugio Huayna Potosi. Lunch and return to La Paz.

PROGRAMA *HPC8-2
COTIAI-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

4 DAYS

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condoririITINERARY

DAY 1
La Paz-Cotia private transport. Hike to Janchallani. Camping.
DAY 2
Walk Janchallani to Juricota. Camping.
DAY 3
Walk to Base Camp Juricota Condoriri. Camping.
DAY 4
Walk to Base Camp Botijlaca Condoriri. Pickup Private transportation to the Refuge I and return to La Paz.

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Sorata

PROGRAMA *HPC9
SORATA

TREKKING-CAMPING

4 DAYS

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LAGUNAS GLACIAR and CHILLATA
Sorata to the lakes and back

Short, steep, and beautiful, the route up gives fantastic views of the western sides of Illampu and Ancohuma. Laguna Glaciar is high—5,038 m (16,529 ft)—and has small icebergs. Incredibly, you will also see ducks and hummingbirds, as well as breathtaking sunsets and fantastic views of Illampu and across the Rio San Cristobal valley. Laguna Chillata is a sacred lake surrounded by legend and mystery. Local witches (brujos) communicate with the lake to cure people of diseases and afflictions. There are ruins in the area, allegedly Inca, and tales of gold in the rocks.

ITINERARY

Day 1
La Paz-Sorata on private transport. Overnight at hotel. (Optional walk may be advanced one day to the last day of walking not too hard.
Day 2
Walk to Sorata Lakatia (camping)
Day 3
Walk to lagoon Lakatia Chilata (ruins), camping.
DAY 4
Walk to the lake Laguna Chilata glacial-Sorata-La Paz.

PROGRAMA *HPC10
SORATA

TREKKING-CAMPING

6 DAYS

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sorata in private transport - Walk to Lakatia, camping.
DAY 2
Walk to Ancohuma Lakatia. Camping.
DAY 3
Walk up Sumata Ancohuma. Camping.
DAY 4
Walk up Kilarituni Sumata. Camping.
DAY 5
Kilarituni Walk to Yuma. Camping.
DAY 6
Yuma Walk Chisi and return to La Paz.

 

 

 

PROGRAMA *HPC10-2
SORATA

TREKKING-CAMPING

6 DAYS

t-hard

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sorata in private transport and overnight at hotel.
DAY 2
Walk from 6 to 7 hours to approximately Lakatia Sorata. Camping.
DAY 3
Walk from 5 to 6 hours up to Laguna Chilata Lakatia. Camping.
DAY 4
Hike approximately 7 to 8 hours of Chilata to Laguna Glacial Lagoon. Camping.
DAY 5
Glacial Lake Walk-Sanja Jachilla .- Sorata, overnight at hotel.
DAY 6
Return Sorata - La Paz.

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Circuito Illampu

PROGRAMA *HPC11
ILLAMPU

TREKKING-CAMPING

8 DAYS

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ILLAMPU CIRCUIT
Sorata to Sorata

This trek is a tour around the entire Illampu-Ancohuma massif. It is hard work: three passes over 4,000 m (13,000 ft) and one over 5,000 m (16,000 ft), involving a total of 4,260 m (14,980 ft) of ascent and descent. But it is well worth the effort, with stunning mountain views and the chance to see condors, viscachas, and Andean geese, among others.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sorata in private transportation, overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2
Hike 6 to 6 ½ hours from Sorata to Lakatia. Camping.
DAY 3
Walk approximately 7 hours to Ancohuma Lakatia. Camping.
DAY 4
Walk approx 5-6 hours. of Ancohuma to Cocoye. Camping.
DAY 5
Walk approx 6-7 hours. of Cocuyo to Chajolpaya. Camping.
DAY 6
Walk approx 7-8 hours. of Laguna Huara Chajolpaya huarani. Camping.
DAY 7
Huarani Huara Walk - Altolojima - Sorata overnight at hotel.
DAY 8
Return to La Paz.

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Trans Cordillera

PROGRAMA *HPC12
HUAYNA POTOSÍ-SORATA

TREKKING-CAMPING

10 DAYS

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CORDILLERA REAL TRAVERSE
Sorata to Huayna Potosi
(20 days)
This is a challenging and hardcore trek through the entire Cordillera Real it  covers 160 km (100 mi), not taking into account ups and downs; crosses up  to twenty passes over 4,000 m (16,000 ft); and involves more tan 12,000 m (40,000 ft) of ascent and descent.
A rest day at Refugio Huayna Potosi provides a welcome break and one of the best showers in Bolivia. Plan for another rest day en route, depending on how you are going and where you want to stop.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to El Refugio Huayna Potosi I in private transport. Overnight.
DAY 2
I Walk the Hill Maria Refugio Lloco. Camping.
DAY 3
Walk up Mount Laguna Maria Lloco Charcot. Camping.
DAY 4
Walk Laguna Janchallani Charcot. Camping.
DAY 5
Walk to Koti Chacapampa Janchallani. Camping.
DAY 6
Walk to Jancolacaya Koti. Camping
DAY 7
Walk to Jancolacaya Palca. Camping.
DAY 8
Walk to Negruni Palca. Camping.
DAY 9
Walk Negruni to Chajolpaya. Camping.
DAY 10
Walk Ancohuma Chajolpaya to return to La Paz and private transport.

PROGRAMA *HPC13
SORATA-BOTIJLATA

TREKKING-CAMPING

10 DAYS

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sorata and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2
Leaving the hotel at up Ancohuma mobility. Walk to Cocuyo. Camping.
DAY 3
Walk up Chajolpaya Cocuyo.
DAY 4
Chajolpaya Walk up Negruni. Camping
DAY 5
Walk up Negruni Palca.
DAY 6
Walk to Jancolacaya Palca
DAY 7
Walk to Koti Chacapampa Jancolacaya. Camping.
DAY 8
Walk at Kohtla Janchallani
DAY 9
Walk to Laguna Charcot Janchallani
DAY 10
Hike to Laguna Chiarcota Botijlata and return to La Paz on private transport.

 

 

 

PROGRAMA *HPC14
SORATA-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

12 DAYS

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sorata and rest at the hotel.
DAY 2
Check out private transport to Ancohuma-Walk to Cocuyo.Camping.
DAY 3
Walk up Chajolpaya Cocuyo. Camping
DAY 4
Chajolpaya Walk up Negruni. Camping
DAY 5
Walk up Negruni Palca. Camping
DAY 6
Walk to Jancolacaya Palca. Camping
DAY 7
Walk to Koti Chacapampa Jancolacaya. Camping.
DAY 8
Walk to Janchallani Koti. Camping
DAY 9
Walk to Laguna Chiarcota Janchallani. Camping
DAY 10
Walk Laguna Maria Lloco Charcot. Camping.
DAY 11
Walk Lloco Maria Refugio Huayna Potosi I. Overnight.
DAY 12
Return to La Paz.

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Prehispanic Trail Takesi

PROGRAMA *HPC15
TAKESI

TREKKING-CAMPING

2 DAYS

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This a path paved with natural milestones which joins the arid highland zone with the fertile and torrid zone of the Yungas through the Cordillera of La Paz. This road never fell into disuse and received in different periods contributions from different cultures for example. Tiwanacota, Aymara and Inca and during the Spanish conquest this road permitted easy penetration into the area and even more so in the republican era.
The arqueological content and indescribable beauty of the landscapes with superb snowy peaks and narrow paths leading into the lush, tropical area of the Yungas make this road a tourist attraction of the first order.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
La Paz - San Francisco Mine in private transport. Hike 4 to 5 hours until Takesi. Camping.
DAY 2
Walk 5 to 6 hours until mine Chojlla and return to La Paz on private transport.

PROGRAMA *HPC16
TAKESI

TREKKING-CAMPING

3 DAYS

t-medium

yungasITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sajama on private transport and visits to hot springs. Camping.
DAY 2
Walk to the hot springs geyser. Return to base camp. Camping.
DAY 3
Return to La Paz...

 

 

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Sajama

PROGRAMA *HPC17
SAJAMA

TREKKING-CAMPING

3 DAYS

t-easy

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Departure from La Paz to Sajama on private transport and visits to hot springs. Camping.
DAY 2
Walk to the hot springs geyser. Return to base camp. Camping.
DAY 3
Return to La Paz

 

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Pelechuco-Curva

PROGRAMA *HPC18
CONDORIRI-HUAYNA POTOSÍ

TREKKING-CAMPING

7 DAYS

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APOLOBAMBA SOUTH
Charazani or Curva to Pelechuco

This is one of the best mountain treks in Bolivia, passing through traditional villages and then up into the heights of the southern Cordillera Apolobamba.
There are more people living in this area than in the northern half of the range. But after the villages of Curva or Canisaya, you are unlikely to see more than a few people a day and no other tourist. The first language of the few people here is Quechua, followed by Aymará and then Spanish.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
07:00 Departure from La Paz to Pelechuco in private transport.
16:30 Arrive Pelechuco (approximately). Accommodation in the refuge of Agua Blanca.
19:00 Dinner and rest.
DAY 2
09:00 White Water Walk-Pelechuco to Hilo Hilo and Big Stone Camp.
DAY 3
09:00 Walk to Big Stone Sanchullani step at a height of 4900 meters at Mina Viscachani Camping.
DAY 4
09:00 Approximately eight hours walk from Mina Viscachani the road of a thousand steps Columbian. Descent to Inka Tennis (Step Naijama to 4800 mts.) Overnight in refuge ponds.
DAY 5
09:00 In a visit to a cuerva Callahuaya ceremony and the Museum of Natural Medicine Callahuaya Curve. Rest in Lagunillas Refuge.
DAY 6
Walk from Lagunillas to cuerva along the highway until Charazani Columbian visiting hot springs, overnight at the hotel Charazani.
Day 7
Return to La Paz.

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