One of the most beautiful and complete trekking circuits that can be done in Bolivia longitudinally crossing the Cordillera Real. From Sorata to the base of Huayna Potosi through valleys and hills of the Illampu, Ancohuma, Casiris, Chearoco, Chachacomani, Negruni and Condoriri massifs.
Day 1.- LA PAZ –SORATA – LACATYA
At 07:00 am we left La Paz, we passed through the beautiful landscape of the Cordillera Real, passing near Lake Titicaca, to then pass through the town of Achacachi, Warisata from where you can see the imposing Illampu and Ancohuma snow, so get At the pass where you can see the beautiful town of Sorata 2,700m, from where we take the mules and start the trekking, enjoying the beautiful landscape of Sorata and the imposing snow of the Illampu, to then reach the first camp of Lacathiya 3.850m.
Day 2.- LACHATHIYA – UTJAÑA PAMPA.
We left in the morning we continue climbing, to the pass of Illampu abra 4,749 m., From where you can see this beautiful mountain, the landscape of the high valleys of Sorata of many Andean flora and fauna, and then descend to the Estancia de Utjaña Pampa.
Camping near this estancia (3,900 m.).
Day 3.- UTJAÑA PAMPA – COCOYO
We ascend the Kurahuasi pass of 4,479 m., Then descend to the Cocoyo river, after passing through the village of Cocoyo continue to the campsite at 3,850 m. near to Piedra Grande.
Day 4.- COCOYO – CH’AJOLPAYA
With an ascent of 2 hours to the Sarani Pass of 4,500 m. From where we can observe the snow-covered Wara Warani (Negruni), the Ch’ajolpaya river, where the snow-covered Calzada and many camelids can be seen.
Day 5.- CH’AJOLPAYA – LAGUNA CHOJNA KHOTA
This day we headed for the pass Causeway of 4,900 m., Near the glacier and the mountains of the Kasiris Group and Calzada, to then continue descending along the top of the lagoons of the place until arriving near the Chujna Quta lagoon at 4.100m .
Camping in this place.
Day 6.- CHOJÑA KHOTA – LAGUNA JISTHAÑA.
After breakfast, we start our tour ascending to the place where we have an excellent panoramic view of the Calzada pass and the lagoons that are in the area and we can also see the majestic Lake Titicaca.
In the afternoon we arrive at the lagoon Jisthaña. Camp near this lagoon.
Day 7.- LAGUNA JISTHAÑA – KELLHUANI – ALTO CRUZ PAMAPA
It is a very attractive route, we always have Lake Titicaca and the mountains of the Cordillera Real.
We passed through the Kellhuani ranch and finally reached the Chachacomani valley, in the upper part of the town of Alto Cruz Pampa we established our camp.
Day 8.- ALTO CRUZ PAMPA – JALLAHUAYA
This day we begin our journey through the Chachacomani river and ascending towards the area of ”Condor Jipiña” we continue our route to the Pura Purani river and later we descend to the Jallahuaya river.
Camp cercva of this river.
Day 9.- JALLAHUAYA – LAGUNA WARA WARANI – LAGUNA KHOTIA
Before a good breakfast we prepare to start the trekking, all our luggage are transported by the mules.
We ascend in the direction of the mountain, at the base of which is the Wara warani lagoon, a lagoon of various colors; We continue our ascent until we reach the 5,030 meter step, an excellent viewpoint.
We descend to the valley and continue ascending gently, reaching the next step and while we descend we can see Khotia lagoon, near which we will install our next camp.
Day 10.- LA PAZ – LAGUNA KHOTIA – LAGUNA AJUANI.
Lake Khotia (4,470 m.). We slowly begin the trek towards the Andean slopes. Upon reaching the first step, a descent begins, in the valley you can observe the Taipichaca lagoon, after crossing the river, we ascend until we reach Ajuani lagoon.
Day 11.- LAGUNA AJUANI – LAGUNA JURI KHOTA
The road is winding but attractive after crossing the first step we descend until we reach the Laguna de Sistaña, where we take a break to have lunch. At this point, the path begins to ascend towards the peak that represents our second step, in the valley we see the beautiful and isolated Juri Khota lagoon, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Day 12.- LAGUNA JURIKHOTA – GLACIAL LAGOON – PASO AUSTRIA – CHIAR KHOTA
From Juri khota Lagoon we begin by a steep slope to reach Glacial Lagoon, a jewel nested at a height of 4,900 meters at the foot of the Condoriri glacier.
From there we continue climbing to a second step (Paso Austria, 5140 m.). The climb to Pico Austria (5,350 m.) Is recommended, its summit is an excellent viewpoint of the entire Cordillera, after a photo session we descend to the Laguna Chiar khota (4,630 m.) Where we will establish our camp.
Day 13.- PASO CONDORIRI – BASE DE MARIA LLOCO.
Today’s passage is the Condoriri pass, with an altitude of 4,900 m, which leads to the valley of the Racahcha valley.
We continue through the valley until we reach a small room where we set up our camp. At the bottom of the valley we can see the mountains of Maria Lloco and the west face of Huayna Potosi.
Day 14.- MILLUNI PASS – HUAYNA POTOSI – RETURN TO LA PAZ.
Our last step is the Huallatani pass (4,850 m). From here, on a clear day, we can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Maria Lloco mountains and the mighty Huayna Potosi. It is also from here that our vehicle awaits us for our return to La Paz.