Trekking in Bolivia's Royal Mountains

Trekking in Bolivia's Royal Mountains


From £2,030
Altitude 5,200m Grade: T5

The Ultimate high altitude trek to Cordillera Real and the Choro Trail including Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol.

Trekking in Bolivia

These departures will operate for a minimum of 2 clients using a local Bolivian guide.

Bolivia’s Cordillera Real (Royal Mountains) rise out of the Andean Altiplano to the east of the fabled Lake Titicaca. Six shapely 6000m summits soar more than 2200m above the plateau to the summit of Illimani at 6462m. Our venture through the Cordillera provides a serious challenge to even the fittest walker. Flying in to La Paz (3650m) means that before you even start walking you are at a significantly high altitude. Rest and relaxation, usually offered at the end of a trek, is actually enjoyed before you start with time spent acclimatising on the shores and islands of Lake Titicaca.

The trek takes you right through the heart of the mountains, passing many lakes, crossing numerous passes from where close up views of the major summits and extended views across the range reward your efforts. You come face to face with Condoriri (the Condor’s Head), and the mighty Huayna Potosi (6094m). After eleven days at high altitude, we finally descend from mountain to rainforest, dropping down following one of Bolivia’s ‘Inca Trails’ to finish, in the tropical village of Chairo at 1300m.

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3rd Jun 2023 - 20th Jun 2023 Spaces18 £2,030£2,140 Book Now
15th Jul 2023 - 1st Aug 2023 Spaces18 £2,030£2,140 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

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

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

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package
  • Accommodation - 4 nights hotels, 1 night lodge, 10 nights camping
  • Meals - 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 11 evening meals
  • Park fees as appropriate
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in 'exclusions')
  • Local guides
  • Local trekking staff to assist (cook and porters)
  • All camping equipment (excl. personal kit)
  • Qualified UK group tour leader (subject to minimum numbers and departure date, as indicated in trip info above)
  • Adventure Peaks kitbag. A logoed top will be provided for returning clients and non-UK clients.
  • 24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Tips for local staff
  • Meals if not indicated in 'inclusions'
  • Visas (if required)
  • Museum and monument entry fees

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart UK.

Day 2 On arrival in La Paz you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration of the city, taking things slowly to get used to the altitude.

Day 3 A couple of hours drive after breakfast takes us across the altiplano to the pilgrimage town of Copacabana on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca. Here there are plenty of rural and lakeside walks to enjoy.

Day 4 After breakfast we take a boat across to the Isla del Sol. Here we will walk from the south to the north of the island, visiting Inca and pre-Inca sites and the museum, all the while enjoying the delightful tranquillity of this traffic free island whose 800 inhabitants make a living from fishing, farming and us (tourism). 3 to 4 hours walking.

Day 5 We take a boat back to the 'mainland' and transfer to Khotia Lake, the start point of our trek into the heart of the Cordillera.

Day 6 We ascend gently to cross a pass at 4720m and descend the other side to have our lunch in the valley below near on old tin mine. We then ascend up the valley to delightful camping spot next to the small Ajwani Lagoon. 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 7 From Ajwani Lagoon continue trekking to Laguna Janchallani. There are fabulous views of Condoriri´s head and left wing, as well as Huayna Potosi´s west face from the trail.  5 to 7 hours walking.

Day 8 Trek to Condoriri base camp today (ChiarKhota). Today the team will have the opportunity to attempt to climb to the summit of Pico Austria (5200m).6 to 8 hours walking.

Day 9 A spare day, rest day or a day to get close up to the glaciers tumbling down from the summit of Condoriri.

Day 10 Trek to Livinosa Lagoon via two passes of over 5000m, from where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Cordillera Real.5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 11 Continue trekking down to Chacapampa and then on down to Botijaca. Your journey will continue from here towards the Zongo pass and very close to the base of Huayna Potosi Mountain (6088m), where it will join the 'Uma Palka' trail and you can continue to Rinconada.

Day 12 Trek up to the Telatapass (5000m) and then continue on down to Sanja village.

Day 13 Trek up to the Wakakunka pass (4300m) then descend for many hours down to Challapampa (2800m). This is where you join the classic Inca trail - The Choro trail.  During this beautiful trek you will have the opportunity to view some excellent sections of stone work which were reputedly built by the Incas.

Day 14 The change in air temperature will be felt today as you drop down into the sub-tropical lowlands known as the Yungas and the vegetation will also become denser. You pass through a few villages today to finally reach the campsite.6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 15 You continue following the Inca paved path, making a final descent to the village Chairo (1300m). Here you will meet your transport to take you to the picturesque town of Coroico, where you can celebrate the end of your trek! 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 16 A free day at Coroico town, with an option to walk to the nearby waterfalls or you may choose to simply relax beside a nice swimming pool before returning to La Paz.

Day 17 Early transfer to the airport for the flight to Miami.

Day 18 Arrive UK.

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

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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

Iona · 6 years ago ·

This is my third and fourth trek with AP. Good quality, good value, great people, great itinerary, very good to great local people, good attention to safety and client support.


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