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Module: Climbing in the Andes

Duration: 4 days

Period: From March to November

Service: Private

Illimani is, almost without a doubt, the best known peak in Bolivia. This venerated mountain is directly linked to the personality of the city of La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. Dominating the background from a busy indigenous market or competing with the buildings of the city in size, Illimani is so present in the soul of the city that its inhabitants made it its emblem. In 1934, the Nazis did not make a mistake when choosing the summit as the strategic point to place the flag with the swastika in order to provoke the Bolivian Jewish community. Only a few days later, an Englishman decided to climb the mountain to remove the offensive item...

Day 1: LA PAZ - PINAYA - BROKEN BRIDGE (4550 masl)

Departure at 8:00 a.m. in private transport to the village of Pinaya (3h30), last village at the foot of snowy Illimani (3900 m.a.s.l.) Meet with our team of porters and trek to the base camp at Puente Roto. This is the point from which we will begin the ascent of Illimani (3h)

Lunch. Camping. All included.

Day 2 : ASCENT OF ILLIMANI (5450 m.a.s.l.)

Grade II/AD, Max 50º - with mountain guide

Equipment check. From Puente Roto, ascent to snow-bound Nido de Cóndores (Condors Nest - 5450 m.a.s.l.). Approximately 5 hours walk up a shaly, steep hillside.

Cold lunch. Camping. All included.

Day 3 : ASCENT OF ILLIMANI (6450 m.a.s.l.)

Very early in the morning we begin our tentative ascent to the summit (approximately 7h) A 4 hour descent to Nido de Cóndores or, depending on the time, we will continue to the base camp at Puente Roto.

 Lunch. Camping. All included.


Return to La Paz in private transport (2h) Afternoon free.



-          Mountain  Guide

-          Transport

-          Cook

-          Meal

-          Hotels, night in the house of villager

-          Equipment for mountain (tents, mattress, ropes, etc.)

-          Porters

-          Entrance to parks and cultural places


-          Individual equipment

-          Obligatory individual insurance

-          Free meals

On request: conditions of sales / equipment list and general information about Bolivia.

Note: Hotels are given as indication under condition of availability when the tour is confirmed.

In case of non-availability, a hotel of the same category will be booked. Warning, the hotels’ ranking category does not correspond to Europe rankings.

Important: As a security measure, please bring photocopies of passport and individual insurance (obligatory, to hand over to us when you arrive).