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Climbing

4d3n Illimani

4 Días| Camping| Transport| Feeding

Illimani 6462m/21,195ft.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • One of the highest snow peaks in Bolivia.
  • Bolivia’s, most sacred landmark.
  • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Permanently snow-capped mountain

TECHNICAL FACTS:

Length: 4/5 days
Height difference: 1400m.a.s.l
Technical difficulties: AD/AI 2.
Medium slope angle: 50 / 60 degrees.
Base Camp: at 4,700 m.a.s.l/15.420ft
High Camp: 5.500 m.a.s.l/18.044ft

Mount Illimani is a beautiful extinct volcano, which overlooks the city of La Paz. Many legends have been dedicated to this mountain considered to be the guardian of the city. The mountain was first climbed in 1877. However, archaeological items found at the top, indicates a very early Aymara presence in the heights. The mountain itself has many peaks that are permanently snowcapped; three of them are above 6000m and the highest reaches an astounding altitude of 6.490m. This mountain is reserved for determined mountain climbers, since it is a technical climb and very demanding. It is considered the most difficult in Bolivia.

Itinerary:

Day 1: La Paz 3.600m – Base Camp 4.700m

We will leave La Paz toward the southeast on board our four-wheel drive. After approximately three hours of driving, we will get to a small town Cohoni; where we meet our muleteers and mules, ready to load our gear and start our ascent to the base camp. On the way we will experience the intriguing countryside life and enjoy tasty meals prepared by our cook. We camp at 4500m.

Day 2: Base Camp 4.700m – High camp 5.500m

Today our porters will help us with most of our gear, luckily! The hike goes all the way uphill until we reach our camping site at “Nido de Cóndores” (Condor’s Nest) at 5.500m. 5 hours climb approximately. From up here we have the most fantastic views. Other mountains such as the Huayna Potosi at 6.088m and even the Sajama at 6.500m can be seen far in the distance as well as Lake Titicaca.

Day 3: High Camp 5.500m – Summit 6.462m –Base Camp 4.700m

An early start is recommended in order to reach the summit of Illimani’s south peak before sunset. As we ascend we pass hefty crevasses that plunge into the deep. Here we will eventually reach our last real obstacle, a steep but small wall sloping 65º. After this last effort the way up to the summit turns less steep, making it now a lot more probable that we will make the summit. After a well-deserved break, at the summit, we start climbing back down again.

Day 4: Base camp – Back to La Paz

We hike down to the small town of "Cohoni" where our transport will be waiting to drive us back to La Paz. 

INCLUDES:

  • Round trip in private transportation
  • Camping and climbing gear (Crampons, gaiters, harness, mosketoon, ropes, mountain helmet and ice axe).
  • Mules & porters.
  • Cook
  • Tasty fresh meals during the expedition.
  • Specialized English speaking UIAGM mountain guide. (1 guide every 2 clients)
  • 2 person tents - four season tents
  • Foam mattress
  • Inflate mattress

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Personal gear.
  • Medical expenses or evacuation cost.
  • Local insurance protection.
  • Plastic boots. 15usd for the whole climbing tour

Prices per person

Nº of Pax USD
4 590

 

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

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