MARCA PAÍS - Bolivia, corazón del sur
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Climbing

3d2n Pequeño Alpamayo

3 Días| Camping| Transport| Feeding

3 days / 2 nights

Technical facts:

Length: 3 days
Height difference: 750 m.a.s.l
Technical difficulties: AD (difficult) AI 2
Medium slope angle: 40/ 50 / 55 degrees.
Base Camp: at 4,620 m.a.s.l

Highlights:

  • Solitary landscape which treasures pristine lakes and Andean fauna such as geese, ducks, ibis, and lots of llamas and alpacas.
  • Climbing of the Pequeño Alpamayo
  • Enjoy the great views of the landscape as well as the pyramidal shape of this glacier

The Condoriri National Park displays a great natural potential. Beautifully preserved, it is tucked away in the mountains dotted with crystal clear mountain lakes, a product of the constant thawing of the glaciers. Observe stunning ice stalactites forming their unique shapes down cascading waterfalls.

As you ascend the mountain chains around La Paz, the Andean landscape appears to become even more brilliant due to the presence of numerous lakes of various colors. In its frigid waters live trout of great sizes that can easily be fished with simple equipment.

The surroundings are very interesting because it ascends completely solitary mountains; the complete silence of the mountains is only disturbed when passing llamas break up the ice underneath their hooves, creating small trickles that eventually wind their way down to Lake Titicaca. From these altitudes you can observe the silvery shimmer of light reflected by the world’s highest navigable lake, while trekking in the company of numerous llamas, the occasional alpaca (they are shy) and many smaller animals such as chinchillas, lizards, ibises and gulls.

DAY 1.-  La Paz- Chiarkhota lagoon

In order to arrive at this magical place, we will arrives Palcoco village and from this point take the secondary access dirt road, until it ends. It takes about two hours by car from La Paz. Here we will be met by our muleteers who will carry all the essential necessities on the backs of their mules or llamas. The trek commences at a height of 4.300m. where we will trek progressively to an altitude of 4.620m. until we reach our base camp, on the shores of the beautiful Chiarkhota lagoon at 4.620m we will have an impressive view of Tuni Condoriri mountain 5.648m. also time free to enjoy the scenery while our cook prepares a delicious meal.

Meals: lunch and dinner

Night: Camping or basic lodge

DAY 2.- Attemp to the summit

We begin this day with an early breakfast at 01:00am and around 02:00am we leave towards the Pequeño Alpamayo (5.370m.). The first part through a rocky path that do not require the use of crampons, yet after 1 ½ hours of walking we reach the glacier and from this point we use the crampons, ice axes and ascend with our guide on ropes. The central part of the glacier is a bit difficult, going through the peak of Tarija at 5.300m 2 hours after the initiation of our ascent. After a short descent we approach the Pequeño Alpamayo, a 80metros of technical climbing with a slope of 55 ° to reach its peak await us, and after another 2 hours we will attempt to reach its summit, after this effort, we will get back  to base camp, along the same route.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Night: Camping or basic lodge

Day 3.- Chiarkhota lagoon, back to La Paz

We start with a good breakfast to recharge our energies, then we will need about 2 ½ hours trek and 2 hours by private vehicle will bring you back to La Paz.

Meals: breakfast y box lunch

Night: Camping or basic lodge

INCLUDES:

  • Private transportation round trip
  • Professional mountain guides (one guide for every 2 climbers)
  • Fresh and tasty meals during the expedition.
  • 2 nights camping in mountain tents or in a basic lodge
  • Camping gear (foam mattress, two person tents Type: 4 season’s
  • crampons, gaiters, harness, and ice axe, mountain helmet
  • Dining tent.
  • All the entrance fees to the national park.
  • Mules for carrying the gear to base camp and back.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Warm clothes, sun glasses, and personal cleaning items.
  • Mountain plastic boots, sleeping bag (optional for rent)
  • Insurances of any type, medical expenses, cost of evacuation.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays and itinerary changes beyond the control of  Pukina Travel, we recommend travel insurance to cover any unforeseen costs.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcohol and/or bottled drinks
  • We recommend limiting your bag weigh to 8kilos/17pounds

Prices per person:

Nº clients USD
4 370

*For other price ranges, please contact the email: info@pukinatravel.com 

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