It is a great part of the transcordillera hike on the west side, the visitor can enjoy being close to the big mountains, crossing passes at more than 4,900 m., but will always be in the middle of the natural beauty of this great part of the Cordillera.
Day 1.- LA PAZ – ACHACACHI – CHOJÑA KHOTA.
It is a long journey through different towns and small estancias until you reach the top of Laguna Chojña Khota. In the afternoon a short tour visiting the lagoons that are near the camp.
Day 2.- CHOJÑA KHOTA – LAGUNA JISTHAÑA.
After breakfast, we start our journey ascending to the place where we have an excellent panoramic view of the Calzada pass and the lagoons that are in the area, we can also see the majestic Lake Titicaca and the great Jancohuma snow massif and the small peaks of the Casiris.
In the afternoon we arrive at the lagoon Jisthaña. Camp near this lagoon.
Day 3.- LAGUNA JISTHAÑA – KELLHUANI – ALTO CRUZ PAMPA.
It is a very attractive route, we always have Lake Titicaca and the mountains of the Cordillera Real. We passed through the Kellhuani ranch and finally reached the Chachacomani valley, in the upper part of the town of Alto Cruz Pampa we established our camp.
Day 4.- ALTO CRUZ PAMPA – JALLAHUAYA.
This day we begin our journey through the Chachacomani river and ascending towards the area of »Condor Jipiña» we continue our route to the Pura Purani river and later we descend to the Jallahuaya river. Camp near the river.
Day 5.- JALLAHUAYA – LAGUNA WARA WARANI – LAGUNA KHOTIA.
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 6.- LAGUNA KHOTIA – LAGUNA AJUANI.
Lake Khotia (4,470 m.). We slowly begin the trek towards the Andean 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 7.- LAGUNA AJUANI – LAGUNA JURI KHOTA.
The road is winding but attractive after crossing the first step we descend until we reach the Laguna de Sistaña, where we take a break to have lunch. At this point, the path begins to ascend towards the peak that represents our second step, in the valley we see the beautiful and isolated Juri Khota lagoon, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Day 8.- 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 9.- PASO CONDORIRI – BASE DE MARIA LLOCO.
Today’s passage is the Condoriri 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 10.- 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.