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TRANSCORDILLERA TREK TPHE 12

The most impressive trek in Bolivia, the attempt of one of the mystical summits of the Cordillera, el Huayna Potosi (6.088 m.).A mountain trek, across the entire Cordillera, skirting impressive mountain ranges, following large valleys or climbing passes higher than the highest mountain in Europe, in the company of our Aymara team of muleteers.
They are Indian habitants of the communities we pass through, and thanks to them we will get an insight into village life and the treasures this countryside has to offer.

Note: This trek is accessible to all people in good physical condition and with experience with high altitude treks. A good acclimatization is none-the-less necessary.

PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz - Khotia Lagoon – Ajwani Lagoon (4.650 m.): Departure from La Paz city to Khotia Lagoon by 4WD. We descend to Laguna Khotia (4.450 m.). After lunch, we clear Paso Contador (4.760 m.) before crossing a swampy area. After 5-hour walk from Laguna Khotia, we reach Laguna Ajwani (“bird lagoon” / el. 4.650 m). Night camping.

Day 02: Ajwani Lagoon – Jurikhota Lagoon (4.700 m.): We start by following the hillside, clear a first pass at an altitude of 4.920 m. (Paso Milluni), then we take our time to reach laguna Sistaña (4.660 m.)In the afternoon we ascend to a second pass (Paso Janchallani, el. 4900 m.), descent towards Laguna Jurikhota (el. 4700 m.) Night camping.

Day 03: Austria Peak – Chiarkhota Lagoon (4.670 m.): From Laguna Jurikhota we begin by ascending up a steep slope to reach, an hour and a half, the Laguna Congelada, (two glaciers literally fall into its icy waters), a jewel nested at an altitude of 4.900 m. at the foot of El Condoriri (5.650 m.). From there we keep climbing to a second pass (Paso Austria, 5.120 m.) before descending on the other side towards El Condoriri and El Pequeño Alpamayo (5.350 m.) base camp, at the edge of Laguna Chiarkhota (4.670 m.)
Just before reaching the pass, we have the option to climb Pico Austria (5.300 m.) to admire the incredible views it offers over the Cordillera Real. Night camping.

Day 04: Chiarkhota Lagoon – Wichu Khota Lagoon (4.680 m.): We leave the Condoriri behind us, pass at the base of Aguja Negra and eventually reach the Jallayko Pass ( 5.025 m.) We then drop into the very beautiful and steep Jistaña Valley, before ascending the Tillipata Pass (5.000 m.). The spectacular scenery over the myriad of lagunas. Then another downhill to Laguna Wichu Khota, where we set up our camp, at the foot of María Lloco (5.522 m.).

Day 05: Laguna Wichu Khota – Campo Canal (4.800 m.): We progress amongst the lagunas, until the ancient camp for mine Santa Fe. A short detour to a small nearby summit dominating the camp allows us to get a nice view over all the lagunas. We then climb up to our camp, surrounded by the summits of Imilla Apachita, Maria Lloco and Huayna Potosi (6.088 m.). The view is amazing 5 hiking. The most courageous will be able to hike over to Laguna Glacial del Huayna Potosi. The trail, an ancient dried out stone canal on the hillside, offers wonderful scenery (Two hour round trip).
Night camping at 4.800 m.

Day 06: Campo Canal (4.800 m.) Rest day: Optional climb to the foot of the Huyana Potosi glacier to see the Laguna Glaciar. Night camping.

Day 07: Campo Canal – Huayna Potosi (Base camp 4.700 m.): After loading the gear on our llamas, we head for the Milluni pass (5.000 m.) that we reach in the middle of the morning. From there, we overlook the Milluni Valley. We keep on going towards to the base camp of Huayna Potosi on our left. At this point the Andes abruptly drop into the Yungas, a green and tropical area. Here we meet with our private transport and back to La Paz city. Arrival to your hotel and end of our trek.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive round trip transport.
  • Professional English speaking guide during the whole 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.
  • Porters to carry the heavy things.
  • Mules & Llamas to carry most of the equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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: April – October
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569