Condoriri 5700m (5 days)
The highest of these peaks is the Cabeza del Cóndor at 5700 m, and one of the most demanding peaks in the massif. Cabeza del Condor and is the Matterhorn of Bolivia. This programme includes Cabeza del Cóndor, Pequeño Alpamayo (5370m), Piramide Blanca (5230m) or Illusion (5330m). Although the summits are not as high as other mountains in Bolivia, the mix of terrains and skills needed will make for unforgettable experience.
Day 1.- A two hour drive from La Paz to Lago Tuni, and up to the base camp for Condoriri, where we will have our first views of Cabeza del Cóndor and Las Alas (The Wings), the rock formation that gave the mountain its name.
2 hours driving, 3 hours walking.
Day 2.- Early departure (5.00am). Our first route is to climb the Pico Tarija (5,300m) beyond which we will continue down then back up to PEQUEÑO ALPAMAYO (5,350m). We then return to base camp.
Day 3.- Early start to reach the summit of Pico Ilusion (5,350m). It is not a high climb but the approach gives us the the opportunity to practise different skills (eg. glacial traverse) and helps in our preparation for the Cabeza del Condor the following day.
Day 4.- A long day to reach the summit of the Cabeza del Condor. The terrain begins on very loose rock until we reach the ice. The ascent starts relatively gently until we enter into a ice canyon where the climb becomes more technical. Once reaching the summit, we return by the same route to our base camp.
Day 5.- Time to break camp and return to Estancia Tuni, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.