1. La Paz – Pinaya (3900m/12.795ft) - Puente Roto (4550m/14.927ft)
We leave the hotel in a private vehicle at 07:45 to go to Pinaya (3h30), a small village at the foot of the Illimani at 3900m/12.795ft of altitude. Here we meet with our team of mule-drivers and their animals before we begin our trek to the village Puente Roto “Broken Bridge”, the most popular base camp on the west face of the Illimani.
2. Puente Roto – Mina Aguila (4400m/14.435ft)
We continue our trek following an old trail on the western face of the Illimani. The Illimani is the 2nd highest mountain in Bolivia and the name means “Golden Eagle” in Aymara. Being the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real and its close proximity to La Paz makes this one of the most popular mountains for mountain climbing. We reach Mina Aguilla after a 6 hour hike where we set up our camp.
3. Mina Aguila – Tutural Pampa (4000m/13.123ft)
Still on the flanks of the Illimani we ascend to a mountain pass situated at approx. 4800m/15.748ft of altitude. From here we walk down into a valley at the feet of Mururata to the Tutural Pampa ranch.
4. Tutural Pampa – Trek Mururata – La Paz
From Totoral Pampa we start an exceptional trek that only few people know. We hike from laguna to laguna until we arrive at the foot of the Mururata glacier (5870m/19.259ft). We then return to Tutural Pampa where our car is watiting to bring us back to La Paz where we arrive late-afternoon.
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IMPORTANT: Itinerary can change as a result of weather conditions and some sights are not accessible at all times – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.
High altitude trek
High altitude trek
Tent (2 people per tent)
Between 3600m/11.810ft and 4400m/14.440ft
Royal Cordillera und Illimani
Specialised Spanish or English speaking guide depending on chosen option
3 nights in tent (2 people per tent)
Attention: No possibility for single tent during this tour
from 2 people
2 to 8 people
Your luggage will most likely be carried by mules or in some cases porters. Your personal equipment should not exceed 10kg/22lb. You will have to carry the personal equipment you need during the day.
Included in the price:
- Transfers and transport as indicated in the day to day program
- Private trek with local Spanish speaking guide or local English speaking guide (depending on availability Spanish speaking guide and English speaking translator) depending on chosen option
- Collective camping equipment
- Meals mentioned
Not included in the price:
- Obligatory personal travel insurance
- Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 20 Bs, Bolivian national currency - this is an estimate and actual prices may vary)
- Meals not mentioned, tips, drinks and other personal expenses
- Personal equipment
- Accommodation not mentioned