The highest mountain of the “Cordillera Real” is also the second highest mountain of the Bolivian Andes. Allow 7 or 8 days above 3500m before you try Illimani. Experience on ice climbing is essential. If you are a beginner a few climbs like Pequeño Alpamayo, Condoriri and Huayna Potosi would help a lot.
Illimani is not only the highest. It is the most reverenced mountain in the Andean World. It is also the eternal guardian of the highest capital in the world: La Paz. A mountain that makes you feel you can touch it from La Paz.
1st day.-07:00 Departure from your hotel in private transport (3 hrs) to a community at the base of the giant. This drive is also extremely beautiful because we go through a canyon and get to see fantastic views of Illimani Valley and the mountain itself
12:00 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.
After having lunch at the community we will start walking up hill to our base Camp.
3 – 4 hrs walk
2nd day.-Just after breakfast we will head up to “Condor’s Nest”, our High Camp. Then just like all of the other climbs: time to save energies for the last ascent 5 – 6 hrs
3rd 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 to the top (5 to 6 hrs). The climb is hard, there are crevasses all along the route and after an overhanging wall we will get to the top. After a while at the top, we will descend straight to the base camp. We normally get to the base camp after midday.
4th day.-Final trek to the community and private transport back to La Paz (3Hrs)
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: 4 nights tents, camping mattress, sleeping bag, Plastic boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axes, head lamp, jacket, trousers, gloves, balaclava, fleece, underpants, meals 5 B- 6L- 5D, private transport La Paz – Illimani – 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 60 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 1500 Bs P/DAY P/PERSON
2 PAX + 1100 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON