Locatión: Cordillera Real, Bolivia, South América Elevation: 5370 m. / 17618 ft Days: 4d,/3n. climbing
Day 01: Arriving in La Paz.
The airport is located in the city of “El Alto” the highest international airport in the world from here you will be transferred to your hotel descending approximately 30 Min. into La Paz. Do not stress much about the altitude, our program has been designed to get you gradually acclimatized. At the beginning we strongly suggest you to take it very easy, drink plenty of water and eat lightly
You will have the rest of the day free. At early evening we will have a briefing meeting and a welcome dinner.
Day 02: Aclimatizing to chacaltaya
Day 03: La Paz – Rinconada – Base Camp 4,650m.
We leave La Paz in a private vehicle around 8:00 a.m. for the village Tuni where the vehicle drops us. there our muleteer will be waiting with the donkeys to help us carrying our stuff to campsite. from here where our trek starts. First we hike parallel with the lake Tuni and thereafter we walk up a beautiful valley which brings us to the Chiar Khota lake.
Our campsite it is located at the shores of a lovely lake called “Chiar Kota” (Dark Lake). While we approach to base camp, we will get surrounded by beautiful peaks. One of them projects from the rest: Condoriri. It resembles a condor with its wide-open wings.
Day 04: Acclimatization day ( climb up Cerro Austria 5,300m.)
Known as Austria or Cerro Negro, is a easy trekking peak that can be reached via moraines and rock slopes with no technical difficulty. Sometimes there is some snow on the slopes and depending on its deep we will probably need plastic boots and gaiters. Normally, no climbing equipment is required. It will be a great exercise to complete our acclimatization process and a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the best views of the Cordillera Real
Day 05: Base Camp – Summit Pequeño Alpamayo at 5,370m. – Base Camp.
Early in the morning we will be have breakfast aprox. 3:00a.m. after we going to go toward glacier , after only an hour of walking we will reach a glacier. Here we will need to put our crampons . First we have to climb MtTarija (5200m) a smaller peak. after we will down aprox. 60m. then continue toward Pequeño Alpamayo summit . from the summit we will see views of Huayna Potosi (6080m). cabeza de condor condoriri after by the Same route back down.
Day 06: Base Camp – Rinconada – Return La Paz Hotel.
After our breakfast in the morning , ready all equipment ,our return is by the same route back to estancia Tune where our vehicle will be waiting, after drive to La Paz – Hotel.