Bolivia Technical Climbs

Our Mountaineering expedition to Illimani (21,201 feet), Ancohuma (21,095 feet) and Illampu (20,873 feet), will confirm that some of the most dramatic alpine peaks in the Western hemisphere lie in Bolivia. We start our trip in La Paz, Bolivia where we spend a few days to begin our acclimatization process.

Overview

We then head to Illimani, the highest peak of the magnificent Cordillera Real of Bolivia, a range comparable with any of the world’s major ranges. Illimani is a fun non-technical snow climb and a great place to get well acclimatized for our next objective, Ancohuma.

This peak is one of the most spectacular peaks of the Cordillera Real with fun and steep ice and snow climbing up to 50-55 degrees. The climbing includes mixed snow and rock, which give us access to the crest of the spectacular 1,500 foot knife edge north ridge that takes us to the summit.

After our descent to Base camp, and a well deserved rest, we head for our final goal, Illampu. As our final peak, and greatest challenge of the expedition, this climb offers steep snow and ice of up to 55 degrees, with overwhelmingly beautiful views of the whole, and vast Cordillera Real, eastern Peru, the Amazon Basin, and Lake Titicaca.

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Dates of Trips

May 7 – 22, 2022
May 14 – 29, 2022
May 21 – Jun 5, 2022
May 28 – Jun 12, 2022
Jun 4 – 19, 2022
Jun 11 – 26, 2022
Jun 18 – July 3, 2022
Jun 25 – Jul 10, 2022
July 2 – Jul 17, 2022
Jul 9 – 24, 2022
Jul 16 – 31, 2022
Jul 23 – Aug 7 2022
Jul 30 – Aug 14, 2022

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Rates

$4,500

Cost for reserving: $700

Itinerary

DAY 1

Group meets in La Paz, Bolivia's capital city, the world's highest capital at above 10,000 ft, starting our acclimatization program as soon as you step out of the plane. Gear check and afternoon briefing at the hotel. Because acclimatization is crucial to our success, we highly recommend that our clients arrive 2 to 3 days earlier in La Paz prior to the start of the expedition. Attractive day treks and tours can be arranged from La Paz.

Cost Includes

  • Professional Mountain Guides
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in La Paz all land transportation
  • 4×4
  • burros
  • llamas
  • porters
  • camp guardian
  • cook
  • meals while in the mountains
  • all community gear (Base Camp tent, tents, stoves, cooking gear, ropes, ice screws, pickets, medical kit, satellite phone, radios, etc.)
  • National Park fee.

You are responsible for

  • Flights to La Paz
  • any lodging excluding 2 nights in La Paz
  • meals (except while you are climbing)
  • personal equipment
  • passport
  • personal items and services (laundry, drinks, tips, etc.)
  • expenses incurred in the event of a rescue.