Illampu is another extremely demanding mountain. Experience on ice climbing is essential along with a very good body condition. If you are a beginner we would strongly advice to take first a few mountains like Pequeño Alpamayo, Huayna Potosí and Condoriri to be ready to undertake Illampu. Despite its difficulty, it is one of the most spectacular climbing expeditions in Bolivia. You have to be well acclimatised
1st day.-09:00 Pick up from hotel to the bus stop.
10:00 Bus to Sorata 4 hrs. 14:00 Arrive in Sorata and free afternoon for you to enjoy this beautiful village. Our guide will explain you about the programme on the next day.
2nd day.-Trek up to a beautiful lake called Chilata (4700m) where we will set up our base camp.
4 -5 hrs walk
3rd day.-The walk to high camp is a bit demanding as we go all the time up hill. We will get to high camp after 5 hrs walking to then just save energies.
4th day.- Our guide will wake you up at 01:00 a.m. after a couple of sandwiches and a strong coca, tea, we will start our way up to the top. It is going to take us from 6 to 7 hrs to get to the top. Technical climb with many hard parts, walls and crevasses. We normally get to the top around 9 or 10 in the morning as we use lots of time to take breath. After a while at the top we descend to high camp to where we normally get around 18.00.
5th day.-This day is just for the trek down to the base camp. 5 – 7 hrs walk
6th day.-Final trek to Sorata and bus back to La Paz 4 Hrs Transfer to Hotel
*Times for departures, meals and activities may vary as they depend on different factors. The guide will tell the group every morning about the day programme.
With 5 days notice.
18 people max. 01 min. per group.(1 guide every 2 people)
Accommodation: 3 nights tents – 2 nights Hostal in Sorata, camping mattress, sleeping bag, Plastic boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axes, head lamp, jacket, trousers, gloves, balaclava, fleece, underpants, meals 5 B- 6L- 5D, public transport La Paz – Sorata – La Paz, 1 certified guide every 2 people.
*Walking sticks, *sun glasses, purification pills, water, *water bottle, drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee-50 Bs, tips..
*Some items not included can be rented from our company.
AVAILABLE: English Speaking guide or translator (additional 80 usd to be paid by the whole group, not per person) when ever we have one request for English Speaking guide or translator, the rest of the group will pay for it.
PORTERS, MULES, DONKEYS?
If you have more luggage than our weight limit (15 kg), you will have to hire another mule at an extra cost.
Our guide is the cook at the same time
Big meals are breakfast and dinner. We provide massive sandwiches for lunch though.
You must bring all of what you can for the entire programme.
WHAT TO BRING?
Check out the “Things you need to bring” section
Adequate Climbing insurance is essential. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a “SHORT TERM INSURANCE FROM OUR COMPANY”
1 PAX 900 Bs P/DAY P/PERSON
2 PAX + 600 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON
BOOK THIS TOUR SET DEPARTURES CONTACT US