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The Jankhohuma / Ancohuma is a very nice mountain journey. It is far more accessible than the Illampu. However this summit remains like a little frequented one. Located at the north of the Real Range of La Paz, the name of this mountain comes from Aymara terms “Jankho” and “Uma” which means “Crystalline water”. Its summit was conquered for the first time in 1.919 by the German expeditions headed by Rud Dienst and Adolf Schulze.

For a long time cartographers estimated the height of this summit in 7.014 m. what made it the highest summit in the Andes Mountain Range. But with its real 6427m, it is simply the second highest summit in the Royal Mountain Range after the Illimani; however it is the highest one in the Illampu massif.

Technical Difficulty: For climbers with considerable Experience.

Day 01: La Paz – Sorata (2.700m): Departure from La Paz towards Sorata town at 2900m by private vehicle (4 hours trip). This Andean town offers with its subtropical vegetation an interesting contrast with the severity of the massif of the Illampu. In the afternoon, visit the San Pedro caves.  Night in a hotel in Sorata town.

Day 02: Sorata – Titisani (4460m): Ascent along a valley going by an old abandoned mine and Inca ruins in the lagoon Chillata (4.460 m.) before arriving to the Titisani mine. We set the camp.

Day 03: Titisani – Glacier Lagoon (Laguna Glaciar) (5200m): This day we are going to the path which is very inclined for some moments it turns difficult. It follows the moraine and arrives then at the Glacier Lagoon at the base of the snowed summits. We’ll camp on the edge of the lagoon often obstructed by small icebergs.

Day 04: Glacier Lagoon – High Camp(5.600 m.): The ascension to the high camp is made on the Ancohuma Glacier. It is necessary to count with around 4 hours to get to this campsite – Set the camp.

Day 05: High Camp – Summit (6.427m) – Glacier Lagoon: From the high camp, the ascent toward the summit is completed in 5 hours. Climb to the summit of Mt. Jankhohuma 6.427 m, the route is for the west face, glacier with cracks edge of ice to arrive until the summit, back to the Glacier Lagoon in 3 hours. Night camping.

Day 06: Glacier Lagoon – Sorata: We descend to Sorata through the same path and spend the night in the Hotel.

Day 07: Sorata – La Paz: Return to La Paz by private vehicle after a small tour within narrow streets in Sorata. Arrival to your hotel and end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive round trip transport.
  • Professional UIAGM Mountain Guide , Spanish speaking 
  • Technical mountain gear and tent for two persons.
  • Cook and coking equipment.
  • Three meals during the day (Lunch, dinner, breakfast).
  • Nights in a hotel in Sorata.
  • Mules to carry the heavy things.
  • Porter assistance to carry the heavy things.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Communications by handies and mobile phone during the excursion.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal mountain equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Water (2  liters required), Chocolate or high calorie sweets /snacks
  • Hotel and restaurant service in La Paz city.
  • 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: 7 Days / 6 Nigths
Season: Apriil - October
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569