Condoriri Trek & Huayna Potosí Climb -5DAYS - 5 Days

  Condoriri trek & Huayna Potosi Climb 

This program combines 2 ½ days of trekking through the Cordillera Real, an afternoon of basic mountaineering instruction and practice, and a 2 day climbing of Huayna Potosi (6088 meters) at La Paz – Bolivia.

Our trek begins in the scenic Condoriri region of lakes and glaciated peaks and includes the opportunity to summit Pico Austria.

We then continue through the Andean highlands along the spine of the Cordillera Real and camp at the base of the imposing west face of  Huayna Potosi.

We make the transition to the Huayna Potosi base camp.

and spend an afternoon practicing techniques on the glacier on the lower slopes of the mountain. We then spend our final two days in the summit attempt of  the Mountain.

Condoriri trek & Huayna Potosi Climb This tour is for all the people who would like to climb over 6000 meter without high knowledge mountaineering techniques.  and also who would like to acclimatize with 2 ½ days of trekking before ascend the Mountain. 

2 ½ days of trekking will  increase your chance of summit success, because on the trek highest point got is (5350 meters) pico autria summit.

that´s why we suggest this tour if your acclimatization is not good enought. 

If your acclimatization is good enought and physucally  you are good.  you can take 3 day climb of huayna potosi or 2 day climb huayna potosi straight from la Paz City .

Overview

Day 1 La Paz to Condoriri – Pico Austria – Base Camp of Condoriri.

Day 2 Base Camp of Condoriri to cerro Maria LLoko.

Day 3 Cerro Maria LLoko to Base camp of Huayna Potosi and an afternoon instruction and practice.

Day 4  Base camp to high camp.

Day 5  Summit atemp and retun to La Paz City.

Day 1
La Paz to Condoriri - Pico Austria - Base Camp of Condoriri

7:30am meeting point at our office and we will drive for around 3 hours out of the city and through the Andean highlands until we reach Rinconada (4500 meters) from where we start the trek.

After an hour of gentle uphill trekking past several small lakes, we arrive at the larger lake of Chiar Khota (4700 meters). From there we begin the steeper ascent of Pico Austria (5350 meters) for around an additional 3 hours until we reach the summit.

From the top of Pico Austria, we have a spectacular view of Mt. Condoriri, with its shape of a Condor with its wings spread wide, Lake Titicaca, the west face of Huayna Potosi, and numerous other peaks of the Cordillera Real. Our descent to Chiar Khota will take around 1 hour.

We will spend the night at Chiar Khota.

Day 2
Base Camp of Condoriri to cerro Maria LLoko

We will breakfast by the lakeside and break camp before beginning our trek to Maria Llocko. During our trek, we will cross over two passes, the first with an elevation of 5000 meters and the second with an elevation of 4900 meters. Along the way we will observe the typical fauna and vegetation of the high altiplano.

After around 7 hours of trekking, we will arrive at our second camp, Maria Llocko (4700 meters). Maria Llocko is a scenic spot at the base of the mighty west face of Huayna Potosi and is where we will make our camp for the second night.

Day 3
Cerro Maria LLoko to Base camp of Huayna Potosi and an afternoon instruction and practice.

Today our 4 hour trek will take us from the west side of Huayna Potosi and over a pass of 5100 meters. After crossing over into the next valley, we will arrive to the base camp of Huayna Potosi (4700 meters).

We will have lunch at the base camp lodge and then walk 40 minutes to the base of the Old Glacier where we will practice basic mountaineering techniques and ice climbing. Later we will return to the base camp for dinner and overnight lodging.

Day 4
Ascent from Base camp to high camp.

Breakfast at 8:00 AM consisting of fruit salad, milk, butter, jam, bread, and various hot drink options.
We will have lunch at the base camp, pack our backpacks with all of our technical climbing equipment and personal items, and then hike for 2 hours to our high camp, located at 5170 meters. Upon arrival at our high camp we will have hot drinks, snacks, and dinner and go to bed around 6:00 PM.

Day 5
Summit atemp and retun to La Paz City

Our day will begin very early. Wake up time will be around midnight and we will get dressed with the climbing clothing and equipment and have breakfast.
Around 1:00 AM we will begin the ascent. We will have short breaks to rest and eat chocolates and drink water during the ascent.
We plan to arrive at the summit around sunrise in order to appreciate the wonderful view of the highlands, the surrounding Cordillera Real, Lake Titicaca, and the ever unique sunrise itself.
Our descent to high camp will take 2 – 3 hours and upon arrival we will have vegetable soup and hot drinks. At the high camp we will re-pack our backpacks and make the 1 hour descent to base camp.
We usually arrive at our office in La Paz around 1:00 PM.

INCLUDED:

For Trekking:

  • Private transportation for the group
  • Professional guide
  • Meals on the trek
  • Camping gear
  • Entrance fees and camping fees
  • Mules to carry meals and camping equipment and personal belonging.

FOR CLIMBING:

  • Professional guide for every 2 customers
  • Private transportation for the group
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Lodging at the Huayna Potosi base and high camp huts
  • Climbing Equipment: Crampons, harness, plastic boots, windproof pants and jacket, ice axe, gloves, gaiters, helmet, Balaclava.

PLEASE BRING:

Note: Personal porter is not included for climbing Huayna Potosi

  • Sleeping bag (rated to – 5 º c)
  • Headlamp
  • Backpack (minimum 50 liter capacity)
  • Daypack
  • Trekking Clothes
  • leggings
  • Trekking poles
  • Fleece jacket / down jacket
  • 3 pairs of socks (one thick)
  • Snacks
  • 20 BOB  CONDORIRI TREKKING entrance fee
  • 50 BOB  HUAYNA POTOSI entrance fee
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • 2 liters of water to start
  • Personal medication
  • Thin liner gloves
  • Beanie / woolen hat
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal items
  • Hiking shoes
  • Guide tips

WE HAVE TO RENT:

Price for this service

  • 20   Dollars   Sleeping bag (- 10 º c)
  • 15    Dollars   Backpack (50 – 70 liter capacity)
  • 60   Dollars   Personal porter  for Huayna Potosi

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Trip Facts

  • Private transport for the group
  • 6088 meters
  • April to October