Bolivian Peaks

Bolivian Peaks


From £3,125
Altitude 6,462m Grade: 3B

This classic expedition to the Cordillera Real offers a magnificent setting for the mountaineer to ascend some magnificent and shapely peaks.

This is an intensive expedition that climbs six Bolivian Peaks, some are classic peaks and others that are both remote and unique.

We acclimatise in La Paz and beside Lake Titicaca, with visits to Inca ruins and the Island of the Sun. Once acclimatised, we trek into the Condoriri area, described as “truly fairy like”, pyramidal mountains with pure snow faces, elegant ridges and fields of penitents. We warm up on Pico Austria (5100m) and Pyramid Blanca (5250m) before tackling the elegant and beautiful Pequeno Alpamayo (5337m). Unlike any other team we then climb up into the chest of Cabeza del Condor, the most impressive and dominating peak in the region, before cutting below its high cliffs to summit Ala Derecha 5483m for a view few people have experienced! We return to La Paz for a day's rest before heading out to the remote village of Penas to tackle one of the least climbed but most spectacular peaks in the Cordillera Real, Chachakumani (6074m). Introduced to Director Dave Pritt during his visit to Bolivia in 2016, this is a peak not to be missed and we are likely to have the peak to ourselves unlike those who tackle the crowded peak of Huayna Potosi. Finallywe move to Illamani (6462m), the peak that dominates the skyline of La Paz, for a fitting climax to a unique expedition.

Bolivia has certainly lived up to its reputation for having the most stable and reliable weather. We have always had the most wonderful weather allowing us to complete our full programme of peaks. This expedition is ideal for those who have completed a Winter Mountaineering Course, an Alpine Course or an expedition such as Mera Peak or the Ecuador Volcanoes.

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3rd Jun 2023 - 18th Jun 2023
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3rd Jun 2023 - 25th Jun 2023
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15th Jul 2023 - 30th Jul 2023
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15th Jul 2023 - 6th Aug 2023
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29th Jul 2023 - 13th Aug 2023
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29th Jul 2023 - 20th Aug 2023
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9th Sep 2023 - 24th Sep 2023
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9th Sep 2023 - 1st Oct 2023
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Uyuni Salt Lakes from £390+5 days
Machu Picchu from £525+4 days
Amazon Basin from £475 £475+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package).
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Transportation of baggage by mules and porters
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK andfor returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

International flight to La Paz

Day 3

Acclimatisation, final preparations and drive to Copacabana

Days 4 - 5

Visit Isla del Sol. Next day, Tuni and acclimatisation walk

Day 6

Trek to Condoriri Base Camp

Day 7

Ascent of Point Austria

Day 8

Acent of Pyramid Blanca

Day 9

Rest Day

Day 10

Ascent of Pequeno Alpamayo

Day 11

Ascent of Illusion

Day 12

Descend to Tuni, return to La Paz

Day 13

Drive to Zongo Dam and trek to Campamento Argentino

Day 14

Ascent of Huayana Potosi

Day 15

Rest day in La Paz.Those on 16 day trip, international flights depart, arriving next day

Day 16

Drive to Pinya, trek to Base Camp at Puente Roto

Day 17

Move to ABC at Nido de Condores

Day 18

Ascent of Illimani

Day 19

Reserve summit day

Day 20

Return to Pinaya and onto La Paz

Days 21 - 22

Return international flights

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

d. higggins · 3 years ago ·

Amazing service [ Andrew October 21. 2015 review] re: transfer by helicopter from Bolivia to Kathmandu?......fantastic service!!.

Adam C · 5 years ago ·

In country tuition and support was excellent!

GE · 5 years ago ·

It was all amazing! (And it was my first trip, so don't know better, but it was amazing)

Andrew · 7 years ago ·

Bolivia is an amazing country. I loved everything about it-the people in La Paz and the mountains. The itinerary is varied as you have some sightseeing acclimatisation to start then time spent in amazing mountains. I like the idea of multiple summits, so it is not all about Monday (although built what Ilimani summit as highest point).

Returning to La Paz then heading to the mountains again is nice. Also writing of mountains (not all about one peak) I think there is great value in local leaders as it supports the country, the Alpine development and the northern mountain roots and culture.

The entire trip was an amazing experience even though I didn't make it to the summit. The local agent was very helpful in organising the helicopter and looking after me and my husband when we returned to Kathmandu. Your guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable.

Nick · 7 years ago ·

Both of our guides were very friendly, helpful and responsive to have varying needs. You had an inspiring brochure but as I don't get to go climbing in places all often it would have been useful to have a bit of time to refresh skills, and also to practice under supervision of course turning into the rope.


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