This tour gives you a strong flavor of its diversity. Crossing 4 mountain passes, one each day, and passing three beautiful and vast lagoons, is truly a wonder. High altitude requires you to be reasonably well acclimatized to enjoy this hike, but it is not extremely physically demanding.
Day 1.- LA PAZ – LAGUNA AJUANI – LAGUNA JURI KHOTA.
Early departure from La Paz by vehicle to the Ajuani valley, where we begin our walk (4,700 m). The road is winding but attractive until we reach the Sistaña lagoon, where we take a break for lunch. At this point, the road begins to ascend towards the top then descend and we arrive at the Juri Khota lagoon, beautiful and isolated, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Camp on the shores of Lake Juri Khota.
Day 2.- LAGUNA JURI KHOTA – PASO AUSTRIA – LAGUNA 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 3.- JISTAÑA STEP – MARIA LLOCO.
Today’s passage is the Jistaña pass, with an altitude of 4,900 m, which leads to the valley of the Racacha valley.
We continue through the valley until we reach a small ranch where we set up our camp. At the bottom of the valley we can see the mountains of María Lloco and the west face of Huayna Potosí.
Day 4.- MARIA LLOCO – 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.