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.- LAGUNA AJUANI – LAGUNA JURI KHOTA
Early departure from La Paz by vehicle to the Ajuani valley, where we started our trek (4,700 m). The road is winding but attractive until we reach the lagoon of Sistaña, where we take a break for lunch. At this point, the path begins to ascend towards the top. We arrive at the lagoon of Juri Khota, beautiful and isolated, surrounded by snowy mountains.
Camp on the shores of Lake Juri Khota.
Day 2.- LAGUNA JURIKHOTA – GLACIAL LAGOON – PASO AUSTRIA – 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 – BASE OF MARIA LLOCO.
Today’s passage is the Jistaña pass, with an altitude of 4,900 m, which leads to the valley of the Racahcha valley.
We continue through the valley until we reach a small room where we set up our camp. At the bottom of the valley we can see the mountains of Maria Lloco and the west face of Huayna Potosi.
Day 4.- MILLUNI PASS – 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.