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CHATAMARCA LAGOON TAHE 08

One of the most beautiful areas in the Bolivian Andes is Quimsa Cruz Range, located to the south of La Paz city.  It is 40 Kms. long and 13 Kms. wide. Quimsa Cruz contains around 80 peaks from 4.900 m. to 5.800 m.a.s.l. Mostly unclimbed. It is divided into the following regions: Araca (North), Choquetanga (central) and Quimsa Cruz (South).

The Southern peaks are covered snow and large glaciers run down from them while the north is mainly compose by giant granite spires, a real paradise for rock climbers. Without any doubt Quimsa Cruz provides a microcosm of the Andes mountains; summits cloaked in perpetual snows, long sweeping glaciers, enormous granite peaks, multi colored lakes and high altitude woodlands, old tin mines, an immense variety of birds, plants and the mystical atmosphere of the Andes. Trekking through extremely diverse landscape linking the rain forest and the mountains of Quimsa Cruz range.
PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz city (3.650 m.) - Khota Kuchu lagoon(4.660 m.): Departure from La Paz, we have a drive of 6 hours in 4WD’s of 6 hours as far as the Caracoles mine.(Total activity will be 12 hours). Camp past Caracoles at the banks of the Khota Kuchu lagoon at 4.660 m. Night camping.

Day 02: Chatamarka Lagoon (Up to 4.950 m.): After breakfast we are ready to pass by brilliant blue lakes, alpine meadows and a wealth of wildlife, as very few people venture up into the mountains themselves. 3 hour climb up to the San Enrique pass (4.950 m.) and 4 hour descent to the next camp at Chatamarka Lagoon (4.700 m) Trekking 7 hours.

Day 03: Calachaca River (Up to 5.100 m.): Trekking for 3 hours up to the Khollu Grande pass (5.100 m.) 5 hour smooth descent to camp near the   Calachaca River (3.700 m.).

Day 04: Jalancha Valley (3.400 m.): After breakfast, we start the trek for 3 hours; it is a easy walk down to the hamlet of Choquetanga Chico and turn around to walk up 4 hours along the Jalancha valley to reach our next camp at 3400 m. Trekking for 7 hours approx.

Day 05: Chilliwani Khota Lagoon ( Up to 4.900 m): We continue with  the  long but easy uphill walk of 6 hours to reach up the pass of the  Obelisk peak (4.900 m.); we traverse among deep valleys at times becoming deep gullies formed naturally by the prominent high rocky peaks like Devil Horns, Gerhard and   others. An hour descent to Chilliwani Khota Lagoon to camp at 4.560 m.  We will have a spectacular sunset.

Day 06: Village of Estancia Teneria (3.050 m) : This day we descent for 3 hours  to the village of “Estancia Tenería” to stay overnight in an alpine style hut surrounded by a green temperate forest at 3.050 m.

Day 07: La Paz City (3.650 m.): Back to La Paz city we drive 6 hours by the spectacular canyon of the La Paz river and the flanks of Mt. Illimani to arrive in La Paz, transfer to your hotel and end of our services.

Important: We request that the members of the trek minimize the weight of the luggage taking only the most useful and practical gear for the trek in order to avoid unnecessary weight in the porters.  

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive round trip transport.
  • Professional English speaking or local guide during the trekking.
  • Full board pension during the trek. (Lunch, dinner and breakfast).
  • Camping equipment (bi-personal tents).
  • Dining and kitchen tent, tables and chairs.
  • Cook/ cooking equipment.
  • Mules & Llamas to carry most of the equipment.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Comunications by handies and mobile phone during the trek.
  • General Assistance.
Not included:
  • Personal camping equipment: sleeping bag, headlamps, mattres and clothing. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Bottles of water, spirit drinks.
  • Tips,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Season: March – November
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569