Illampu is the northernmost peak of the La Paz part of the Cordillera. It rises majestically above the small Bolivian town of Sorata. It is a mountain in the Andes that forms a single compact mountain with Ancohuma. It slightly resembles something out of the Himalayas. Mountaineers consider it the most difficult mountain to climb of all those over 6,000 m in Bolivia.
The easiest route is found on the southwest side, with snowy slopes of up to 65 degrees. It is accessed by a high base camp located on the northern side of the massif. Other routes are those such as the “Route of the Germans” located on the southwest side, both are accessed from the western side of the massif and include rock faces, scree slopes, and even third-class scrambles.
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Departure from the city of La Paz by private transport to the town of Sorata, a beautiful town in the province of Larecaja (2,700 meters), at the foot of the Illampu massif. In the afternoon, excursion on foot to the San Pedro grotto. Hotel night.
Departure from the town of Sorata by private transport to the town of Lacatiya. Camping night.
After breakfast prepare to start the trek to Aguas Calientes Base Camp (4200 meters). With the help of animal transport (mules). Camping night.
Porters will arrive early and will help take equipment to high camp. The walk will continue on the glacier and will reach the bottom of the valley at (5200 mts). Camping night.
This is a long day and an early wake up is needed to leave very early in the morning. A wall of about 60º and about 400 meters will be climbed until reaching a ridge of about 300 meters just before the summit at (6352 mts). After a short rest the descent back to the high camp and base camps. Camping night.
This is a relaxed day, transportation will be waiting in Lacatiya to return to the town of Sorata. Hotel night.
After breakfast and loading equipment the tour returns to the city of La Paz. Hotel night.
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