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The Cordillera Real of  Bolivia starts at the imposing Illampu Mt. (6.369 m), and end at the resplendent  Illimani Mt.(6.462 m), from north to south, the Royal Range contains magnificent peaks around 6.000 m.  In this trek you will have imposing views of some of the giants, the snow-capped mountain Illampu (6.369 m.) and Jankhouma (6.490 m.). You will appreciate the gleaming whiteness of the glacier, this looks like falling down into the lake. Also you will observe condors, viscachas and the Andean geese.
This trek offers the best landscapes, ending in a beautiful valley, after this long trek you will rest in a hotel in Sorata (2.600 m.), enjoying typical dishes and Bolivian beer.


Day 01: La Paz – Sorata: (3.650 m- 2.600m.): Departure from La Paz in private transportation towards the Sorata valley (2600m) located at the foot of Mt. Illampu. On the way there we will observe the gentle giants in the Cordillera Real mountain range. (5 hours driving) Lunch and hotel accommodation, afternoon is free time.

Day 02: Sorata to Chillata Lagoon: (2.600m to 4.700m): From Sorata valley, we start our hiking up until the small village of Kolani (two hours and a half) where we will have lunch. From there we will start the long walk towards the lagoon of “Chillata” where we will set up the first camp of our trip. Trekking 6 hours approx.

Day 03: Chillata Lagoon – Glaciar Lagoon (up to 5.100m): After a good breakfast, we start trekking towards the “Laguna Glaciar”, (glacier lagoon) at 5.100m. It will take us around 3 and a half hour on foot. There we will enjoy the magnificent views all around us. After a while in this tranquil place, we start trekking down hill again until we get to our camping area by the shores of the Chillata lagoon 4.700 m. Total activity of trekking 5 hours approx.

Day 04: Chillata Lagoon – Sorata: After breakfast we start descending once again to Sorata village; the descent is easy and pleasant and it gives us the opportunity to appreciate the landscape and fertile land along the trail (approximately 6 hours of descent). Hotel accommodation in Sorata. Afternoon, optional visit San Pedro caves.

Day 05:  Sorata - La Paz: After breakfast our vehicle will drive us back to La Paz (5 hours approximately).Arrival to your hotel and end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive round trip transport.
  • Professional English speaking guide during the whole trekking.
  • 2- Night hotel accommodation in Sorata.
  • 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, headlamp, mattres and clothing. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Tips.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Season: March – November
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569