We head much further north and begin our journey in the community of Alto Cruz Pampa. It is a journey and a different route, in some sections the route is not very visible but it is very beautiful, the Wara Warani lagoon with different colors, the rest of the route natural beauty, lakes, fauna, flora and an air of freedom.
Day 1.- LA PAZ – CHACHACOMANI – ALTO CRUZ PAMPA – JALLAHUAYA.
Departure at an early hour from the city of La Paz in the direction of the population of Peñas, continuing our route we pass through different towns until we reach Alto Cruz Pampa located in the Chachacomani Valley.
Where we started the trekking with an ascent to «Condor Jipiña», we continue the route to finally descend to the Jallahuaya river where we will establish our camp.
Day 2.- JALLAHUAYA – LAGUNA WARA WARANI – LAGUNA KHOTYA.
Before a good breakfast we prepare to start the trekking, all our luggage are transported by the mules.
We ascend in the direction of the mountain, at the base of which is the Wara warani lagoon, a lagoon of various colors; We continue our ascent until we reach the 5,030 meter step, an excellent viewpoint.
We descend to the valley and continue ascending gently, reaching the next step and while we descend we can see Khotia lagoon, near which we will install our next camp.
Day 3.- LAGUNA KHOTYA – LAGUNA AJUANI.
Lake Khotia (4,470 m.). We slowly begin the trek towards the An slopes. Upon reaching the first step, a descent begins, in the valley you can observe the Taipichaca lagoon, after crossing the river, we ascend until we reach Ajuani lagoon.
Day 4 .- LAGUNA AJUANI – LAGUNA JURI KHOTA.
The road is winding but attractive after crossing the first pass we descend until we reach the Jistaña Lagoon, where we take a break for lunch. At this point, the road begins to ascend towards the peak that represents our second pass, in the valley we see the beautiful and isolated lake of Juri Khota, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Camp on the shores of the lake.
Day 5.- 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 go up to the Austria pass (5140 m.). The ascent 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 Chiar khota Lagoon (4,630 m.) where we will establish our camp.
Day 6.- PASO JISTAÑA – MARIA LLOCO.
Today we pass the Jistaña pass, with an altitude of 4,900 m, which leads to the Racahcha valley. We continue through the valley until we reach a small town where we establish our camp. At the bottom of the valley we can see the mountains of María Lloco and the west face of Huayna Potosí.
Day 7.- 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.