Bolivian Peaks

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Altitude 6462m, Grade 3B

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

Description

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.

  • 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
  • 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.
Day 1-2 International flight to La Paz
Day 3 Acclimatisation, final preparations and drive to Copacabana
Day 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
Day 21-22 Return international flights

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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2 reviews for Bolivian Peaks

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick

    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.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    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.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person


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