Condoriri trek is a fantastic trek in the Cordillera Real in a region of lakes and peaks known as Condoriri. or the place of the condor in Aymara.
This region is frequented by climbers who take advantage of a single scenic lakeside base camp that affords accessibility to multiple peaks. Our trek the first day will take us up the Condoriri valley past several pristine lakes.
The following day we will ascend a beautiful trekking peak known as Pico Austria (5350 meters), with views of multiple glaciated peaks all the while. From the summit, we will have views of Lake Titicaca, the highlands, and the entire Condoriri region.
This trip covers the same ground as our 1 day Pico Austria trek.
However the two day schedule affords the opportunity to soak in the scenery and spend the night in tents along the shores of the largest lake in the region.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30am 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 1 – 1 ½ hrs of gentle uphill trekking past several small lakes, we arrive at the larger lake of Chiar Khota (4700 meters). We will set up camp by the lakeshore and enjoy time for a stroll to take in the views of the Condoriri massif. We will spend the night in tents at Chiar Khota.
After an early breakfast we will break down camp and begin the steeper ascent of Pico Austria (5350 meters) for around 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 Rinconada will take around 2 hours, plus a stop at the lake to pick up our camping gear.
We will return to La Paz in the early Afternoon.