The Condoriri in means “Head of the Condor” and it is possibly one of the most beautiful mountains in the entire Cordillera Real of the Andes. It was originally called this by the Spanish conquistadors.
Climbers looking to summit Condoriri should be experienced and well-acclimated. Condoriri climbs can be quickly accessed from the city of La Paz. It is a very popular climb in Bolivia and a must for all foreign visitors. The national park that includes the Condoriri within its limits bears the same name: Tuni Condoriri National Park; the snow-capped peak is without a doubt one of the most imposing and highest mountains in the sector. The Park has various alternatives for rock climbing, ice climbing, and mixed climbing.
Condoriri itself has two massifs, one on its left and one on its right seen from the Chiarkhota Lagoon (Alas Norte and Sur respectively), which resemble from a distance the shape of a gigantic condor pretending to fly (hence its name).
The sector was first explored by Europeans when the English mountaineer William Martin Conway entered it in the late nineteenth century. Conway said that as night fell clouds of condors swooped over their heads.
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Departure from the city of La Paz by private transport to the Condoriri Corner (2 1/2 hours trip and 45 km (27,9 miles) from the city of La Paz). From here is where you start the 2-hour trek to the base camp at Laguna Chiarkhota at (4,650 meters/15,255 ft). Camping night.
This day you will acclimatize for the summit of Pico Austria at (5,170 meters/16,961 ft). The walk will be to climb the moraine (rock) for approximately 5 to 6 hours and descend to your base camp. Camping night.
On this day you will make the ascent to the Little Illusion at (5,250 meters/17,224 ft) and return to base camp. Camping night.
Very early in the morning, your conquest of Little Alpamayo (5,370 meters/17,618 ft) begins and you will also enjoy the summit of Nevado Tarija (5,250 meters/17,224 ft) and return to base camp. Camping night.
After conquering our summits you will return to the corner where your transportation awaits for the return to the city of La Paz, arrival at your hotel, and end of our services.
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