Due to a lack of accurate and updated information on trekking and climbing, Eduardo Mamani Q., a mountain guide with international certification (UIAGM / IFMGA) created this site where you will find all the information and assistance you require.
We specialize in high altitude, mountaineering, climbing and trekking expeditions in the Cordillera Real de los Andes - the mountain range surrounding La Paz, Bolivia. Our services are second to none, we boast a team of some of the finest, most knowledgeable, most experienced guides in the country together with only the highest quality technical equipment.
Whether you are looking for a tailor-made package for your visit to Bolivia or merely wish to ensure that your time on the mountain is organised with quality and expertise, you should take time to study our range of options - to enjoy the photos and videos if nothing else - and contact us with any further questions or to make a reservation.
We are able to accommodate both trekking and climbing expeditions on dates that suit you (provided our guides are available).
Most trekking tours are classified as medium difficulty with an expected level of baseline fitness for all participants.
Additionally, for all climbing expeditions we recommend a good acclimatization.
We have a number of fixed travel dates for our most popular climbing routes for people who want to join other climbers.
The service is similar to our private trips, but since you will be part of a group, the cost may be a little lower. Group sizes are minimum 2 and maximum 10 (for safety reasons - one guide to two clients).
If you would like to participate in one of our group outings, please contact us and specify which program you are interested in.
Please note that if there is only one person on an scheduled date, we will continue the itinerary as planned.
We will keep you informed of other similar expeditions as well, in case you prefer to join a different group.
John, he got very sick. But his strong will made him recover and continue with his ascension plans, successfully crowned the Illimani and Huayna Potosí.
Illimani summit (6.438 m.)
This was a great adventure Eduardo, two weeks climbing and learning alpine techniques. Completing the ascent of Illimani, the early morning summit voew view from Huayna Potosi looking at the contrast on opposite sides of the mountain was just amazing. In spite of my preparation training in an altitude chamber the recommended 5 day of acclimatisation was definitrly needed. Glad i had your expertise to guide me through the process and adjust the program accordingly. The ice climbing on the glacier was also a highlight. If your thinking of booking a climb with Eduardo I’d highly recommend it, he has great mountain skills, awareness, a concern for safety and a sense of adventure (and still remembers that this is a holiday for most people). Everyone on the mountain keeps him respect. The food was good and I even tried red bananas (before Eduardo revealed he also bought the ‘normal ones too). He has a good sense of helping you achieve your goals, I was just as concerned about safety as achieving a summit as I’ve got a 1 & 1/2 Year old baby, and I think Eduardo struck a fine balance. Overall, great result. I’m now planning my next climb.
Some ice climbing practices and good ascents to the mountains.
That’s me in the photos above!
I spent 9 days all up with Eduardo doing a customized itinerary designed around my skill level (experienced hiker but beginner climber), time (10 days) and goals learn to climb and then bag some big peaks!!. We spent 4 days learning to mountaineer and ice climb on the glacier at Huayna Potosi before putting those skills into practice summitting Huayna Potosi and then the far more technical Condorirri.
Eduardo was a brilliant teacher and amazing guide, always attentive and focused on safety. His outfit at Bolivian Mountain Guides is extremely professional and organised. Logistics, transportation, food from the wonderful cook Herminia, lodging, and equipment were all taken care of, allowing me to focus on climbing and taking in the incredible scenery.
Eduardo and I had some wild adventures in the mountains and the trip was overall far exceed my expectations. I’d love to get back to Bolivia to tackle some even harder mountains with Eduardo soon.
I spent a day climbing Pico Austria (four days ago as aclimatization) with my wife (who had no prior mountaineering/trekking experience) and Eduardo, the founder of Bolivian Mountain Guides. It was an amazing experience, also and especially for her. She felt very safe and encouraged by him. He responds as quickly as you can want it on whatsapp! We asked him one day and were on the Peak on the next. He organized everything from extra equipment (because we were travelling light and did not have much with us in La paz) to a great and WARM (!) lunch (oh, and breakfast as well before starting to trek) on the mountain top. He is ultra experienced, has done almost every peak you come across in the Cordillera Real. He is a funny guy to hang out with. He emphasized that being in the mountain with all its seriousness and danger is also about having fun and enjoying the beauty. We definitely sensed this mindset throughout our day. And i dont take that for granted. There are other guides who make you feel quite bad! Some of you might know that. He does not rush you (like many other guides), he always puts safety first and he is flexible to whatever wishes you might have or what the weather might do. Oh, and also he takes many (as he calls them) „surprise fotos“, which turn out to be very good and sends them to you after the day. Because of all of the above I booked him again two days later for a 2-day ascent of Huayna Potosi which I just got back from. A tough ascent that should not be underestimated. But with Eduardo it was an amazing experience….he verbally pushed me up the last 300 vertical meters!! And throughout the whole expedition he stayed calm and relaxed. To me personally that was a key feature because many other clients (especially from other guides) were nervous and anxious which was not always met with a professional sympathy by other guides.
I would definitely recommend Eduardo and his company as he puts a high standard on his employees and is suitable for all levels of alpine and trekking routes.
To be honest, I am already looking forward to the next trip to Bolivia and i will definitely contact him for guiding me up some more of these beautiful peaks!!
An alle Deutschen: wirklich wahrscheinlich einer der besten Bergführer in La paz. Geld ist gut investiert und er verlangt auch nicht außergewöhnlich viel. Sein Englisch ist okay…aber er freut sich, wenn man zumindest etwas Spanisch kann. Dann spricht er auch extra langsam und lacht viel mit (und auch manchmal über) einen.