Juri Khota-Huayna Potosí
Juri Khota- Huayna Potosi.(4 days)
Day 1.- LA PAZ – LAGUNA TUNI – LAGUNA JURIKHOTA.
Departure from La Paz at 8 a.m. in our private vehicle for the village of Tuni, starting point of our trek (3h trip)
After skirting the lake of the same name, we go over a pass at 4900 m. altitude, before descending to Laguna Juri Khota (4-hour walk). From there we have a very beautiful view of the “Cabeza del Condor”, or the Head of the Condor (5.700 m.).
Day 2.- LAGUNA JURIKHOTA – LAGUNA GLACIAL – PASO AUSTRIA – LAGUNA CHIARKHOTA.
From Laguna Jurikhota we begin by ascending up a steep slope to reach Laguna Glacial a jewel nested at an altitude of 4900 meters at the foot of El Condoriri.
From there we keep climbing to a second pass (Paso Austria, 5200 m.) before descending on the other side towards base camp, at the edge of Laguna Chiarkhota.
Day 3.- PASO JISTAÑA – BASE DE MARIA LLOCO.
Today’s pass is the Jistaña pass, with an altitude of 4,900m, taking us into the valley of Racahcha valley. There we will camp at the edge of the Hichukhota, at the civilised altitude of 4,450m.
Day 4.- PASO HUALLATANI – HUAYNA POTOSI – RETORNO A LA PAZ.
Our final pass is the Huallatani pass (4,850m). From here, on a clear day we can enjoy the stunning views of the mountains Maria Lloco and the mighty Huayna Potosi. It is also from here that our vehicle awaits us for our return to La Paz .