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4d3n Illimani 6.462m, climbing

4 Días| Camping| Transport| Feeding
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Illimani 6462m/21,195ft climbing

Highlights:

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

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. 

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 attempt 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. 

Included in the program:

  • Round trip in private transportation
  • Camping and climbing gear will be provided without additional cost: (Crampons, gaiters, harness, mosketoon, ropes, mountain helmet, plastic boots and ice axe).
  • Mules and 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
  • Oxygen bottle

Excluded:

  • Personal gear.
  • Medical expenses or evacuation cost.
  • Local insurance protection.
  • Everything not specified under "included in the program"

Prices depend on the number of clients

Contact us to request your quote at the email:  info@pukinatravel.com or WAPP+591 73088333

 

 

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