Climbing Chaupi Orco (11 days) – Bolivian Mountain Guides

Climbing Chaupi Orco (11 days)

The snow peak of Chaupi Orko (6.044 m.a.) is located on the border of Peru (25%) and Bolivia (75%), known as Cordillera de Apolobamba. Due to the easy access to Chauopi Orko, this is the most climbed in this mountain range.


Day 1.- Departure from La Paz by vehicle to Apacheta Pampa. This town is located before the Pelechuco pass; From this point we go to the sector known as Caballunani, where we establish our first camp.

Day 2.- After breakfast, we start the trek to the base camp. During the tour we pass through the Caluyo lagoon and continue parallel to the river until we reach the area where we will establish our second camp.

Day 3.- We begin the ascent to the base camp of Palomani Grande Peak around the shores of the Laguna of the same name.

Day 4.- After breakfast, we start the ascent to Palomani Grande, the first part is between the moraines, then on the glacier, after 4 hours we reach the summit, continue towards Palomani Cunco Peak, finally descend on the shores of the lake Acesberg. (All the campaign team is taken by the porters to the camp).

Day 5.- Ascent to the «Flor de Roca» peak, which has a wonderful view of this part of the Cordillera. Return by the same route to our camp.

Day 6.- Descent Chaupi Orco Base Camp and rest.

Day 7.- Ascent to the High Camp Chaupi Orco.

Day 8.- As this is the highest peak in this range, the ascent takes from 5 to 6 hours. The return is by the same route to Campo Alto. After a restful rest we continue towards the base camp.

Day 9.- In this Base Camp where we will establish our last camp.

Day 10.- Free day.

Day 11.- Return to La Paz.

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