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4d3n Illimani 6.462m, climbing

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Illimani 6462m/21,195ft.

 

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Technical Difficulty: AD/AI 2.

Base Camp: 4700m.

High Camp: Nest of Condors 5,500m.

 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

  • 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 were dedicated to this mountain considering it to be 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 climbers with the soul of conquerors and well determined, since it is a technically demanding mountain.

Itinerary:

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

Leaving the city of La Paz, heading southeast on board our all-terrain vehicle, we will arrive at a small town "Pinaya", where we meet our muleteers and mules ready to load most of our luggage and begin our ascent to the base camp called Puente Roto, on the way we will be able to observe rural life, and then enjoy tasty meals prepared by our cook, after about 3 to 4 hours, we will arrive at the camp at a height of 4,460m.

Camping night.

Day 2: Base Camp 4,460m – High Camp 5,500m

Today our ascent awaits us until reaching 5,500m in Nido de Cóndores, place of our camp. If the weather is good, an extraordinary setting is reserved for us to appreciate views of the snow-capped Huayna Potosí 6088m, and even in the distance the snow-capped Sajama as well as Lake Titicaca and the altiplano.

Camping night.

Day 3: High Camp 5,500m – Summit 6,462m – Base Camp 4,700m

An early departure is recommended to make the effort to reach the summit, the southern crest of Illimani, avoiding long cracks on our ascent, always climbing to the left, we reach an apparently inaccessible crack, but on the left it has a bridge that It is climbed without much difficulty, with the assistance of our guide. From there a snow shovel is taken that leads to the north of the main summit. At 6,300 m a.s.l. n. m. you reach a plain from where you can see the entire massif and its 4 peaks. From this point continue south to reach the summit in 1 to 2 hours. After a well-deserved rest, we begin our descent towards the Puente Roto camp.

Camping night.

 

Day 4: Base Camp 4,700m – La Paz

This day we continue the descent with a walk to the town of Pinaya, where after a refreshing lunch we will return to La Paz by private transport.

IT INCLUDES:

  • Round trip private vehicle.
  • Specialized high mountain guide (1 guide for every 2 clients)
  • Mules to carry the equipment of the population of Pinaya to base camp and return.
  • Experienced cook
  • Fresh and tasty meals during the expedition.
  • Porters to assist us carrying the equipment from base camp to high camp and return (customers are suggested to limit their weight to 10 kilos per person).
  • Climbing equipment that our company provides at no additional cost: (ropes, climbing carabineers, crampons, gaiters, harness, ice ax, mountain helmet)

EXCLUDED:

  • Medical or evacuation expenses.
  • Health/Accident insurance.
  • Sleeping bags, possibility to rent
  • Mountain boots, possibility to rent
  • Extras

Sajama 6.542m, climbing

Technical facts:

Length: 4/5 days
Height difference: 1380 masl
Technical difficulties: AD (difficult)
Medium slope: 50 / 55 degrees.
Base Camp: Sajama Village at 4,400 masl
Base Camp II: 4,620 masl
High Camp: 5.700 masl

Highlights:

  • Ascending the highest peak in Bolivia, second highest volcano in the world.
  • Visiting the Protected Area Sajama’s National Park, for Andean fauna and flora.
  • Beautiful Andean landscapes.
  • Possibility of bathing in thermal waters.
  • Visit to the “Sixtina Andean Chapel” in Curawara.

This beautiful mountain is located 5-6 hours by road from La Paz. It offers a magnificent view of southwest Bolivia as well as great climbing and trekking opportunities at this sleeping volcano.
It was climbed for the first time in 1939 by Josef Prem and Wilfrid Kumm (Kuhm), Austrian, and the Italian, Piero Ghigione.

Located in the protected area, The Sajama Park is hammered by a constant cold from 6 to 30 degrees below zero at night and from 5 to 10 ºC during the day. From May to August, the winds from the Argentinean Patagonia with speeds up to 180 Km/h, sweeps the area.

The normal Sajama route is not technically difficult, but it is but it is still very important to take all the necessary precautions, since it is a high peak with strong winds.

Itinerary:

Day 1: La Paz 3.600m – Sajama village 4.220m – Base Camp 4.600m

Departure from La Paz in private transportation, on the way we will visit ancient Aymará tombs, called “Chullpares”, before arriving in the National Park of Sajama at 4.220m. We continue with our ascent to Sajama base camp at 4.760m, mules will carry the necessary gear.
Easy walk approximately 4 hours. We will approach the queñua forests (Andean tree), and discover the fauna of the area in the Huayña Khota lagoon, such as the vicuñas, viscachas (wild rabbits), and suri (wild rhea). Camping

Day 2: Base Camp 4.620 – High Camp 5.500

We’ll ascend to the high camp, with the high altitude porter’s assistance. Camping at 5500 m. This trekking takes about 5 hours and porters will help us carrying our gear.

Day 3: Attempt to the summit 6.542

Very early in the morning we start our attempt at the summit of the Sajama Volcano at 6.542m. The climbing is quite demanding yet without technical difficulties, being well worth the effort with rewards of very impressive views from the summit. After that we return back down to base camp.

Day 4 Base camp 4.620 – La Paz 3.600

We trek back to Sajama village with the help of the muleteers and their mules, all the way back to Sajama Village. The descent goes through the same route; we will have a chance to have a good and refreshing soak in the hot springs, before returning to La Paz city.

 

Included in the program:

  • Private transportation round trip.
  • Professional mountain guides (one guide for every 2 climbers)
  • Fresh and tasty meals during the expedition.
  • 3 nights camping in mountain tents
  • Camping gear (foam mattress, two person tents Type: 4 season’s
  • crampons, gaiters, harness, and ice axe, mountain helmet
  • Dining and kitchen tent.
  • All the entrance fees to the national park.
  • Porters to help with most of the gear, from base camp of Sajama to the high camp and back.
  • Mules for carrying the gear from Sajama lodge to base camp and back.
  • Oxygen bottle

Excluded:

  • Warm clothes, sun glasses, and personal cleaning items.
  • Mountain boots, sleeping bag (optional for rent)
  • Insurances of any type, medical expenses, cost of evacuation.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays and itinerary changes beyond the control of Pukina Travel, we recommend travel insurance to cover any unforeseen costs.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcohol and/or bottled drinks
  • We recommend limiting your bag weigh to 8kilos/17pounds
  • Extras.

Prices depend on the number of clients

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