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4d3n Illimani 6.462m, climbing

4 Días| Camping| Transport| Feeding
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Illimani 6460m/21,195ft.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Technical difficulty: AD/AI 2.

Base camp: 4700m.

High camp: Condor Nest 5,500m.



- One of the highest mountains in Bolivia.

- Considered the most sacred mountain in Bolivia.

- Countless photo opportunities.

- Mountain covered with eternal snow.

Illimani is a very attractive extinct stratovolcano, many articles have been dedicated to this mountain, considering it as the guardian of the city. The mountain has been climbed since 1877 and has several peaks permanently covered in snow, three of them over 6,000m.a.s.l., the highest reaching an altitude of 6,462m. This mountain is reserved for determined climbers with a spirit of conquest, as it is a technically demanding mountain.


Day 1: La Paz 3,600m - Pinaya - Puente Roto 4,460m

Leaving the city of La Paz, we will head southeast by jeep to the small town of Pinaya, where we will meet our muleteers and mules, who will load most of our equipment and begin our ascent to the base camp of Puente Roto. On the way we will be able to observe rural life and then enjoy delicious meals prepared by our cook. After about 3 to 4 hours, we reach the camp at an altitude of 4,460m.

Camping night in tents.

Day 2: Base camp 4,460m - High camp 5,500m

Today our ascent will reach 5,500m at Nido de Cóndores, the site of our camp. Weather permitting, we will have an exceptional view of the snow-capped Huayna Potosí 6088m and in the distance the snow-capped Sajama, Lake Titicaca and the Altiplano.

Camping night in tents.

Day 3: High camp 5,500m - summit 6,460m - base camp 4,700m

An early start is recommended to make the effort to reach the summit, we start at around 01:00, climbing the south ridge of Illimani, avoiding long cracks on our ascent, always climbing to the left. We reach a seemingly inaccessible crack, but on the left there is a bridge that, with the help of our guide, makes the climb less difficult. From here a snow shovel will take us to the north of the main summit at 6,460 metres; We will reach a plain at 6.300m from where we can see the whole massif and its 4 peaks. From here we continue south to reach the summit in 1 or 2 hours. After a well-deserved rest, we start the descent to the Puente Roto camp.

Camping night in tents.

Day 4: Base camp 4,700m - La Paz

At 10:00am we start our descent to the village of Pinaya at 3600m. After a refreshing lunch we return to La Paz by private transport. Once we arrive in the city of La Paz we will be transferred to your hotel.


- Private transportation.

- Specialized high mountain guide (1 guide for every 2 clients)

- Mules to carry the equipment of our Pinaya team to and from the base camp.

- Experienced cook

- Fresh and tasty meals during the expedition.

- Porters to help us carry the equipment from base camp to high camp and back (clients are advised to limit their weight to 10 kilos per person).

- Climbing equipment provided by our company at no extra cost: (ropes, carabiners, crampons, gaiters, harness, ice axe and helmet).

- Three-season tents, foam material.

- Dining tent


- Medical or evacuation costs.

- Medical/accident insurance.

- Sleeping bags, possibility to rent

- Mountain boots, possibility to rent

- Tips and gratuities (optional)

- Hotel and meals in La Paz

- Extras


Prices: Contact us to get your budget via email: or at the WhatsApp: +591-73088333


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