Day 1.- LA PAZ – BASE CAMP ILLIMANI. Departure from La Paz by private vehicle toward the small village of Pinaya (3 and half hours trip). From there we start the 3 hours approach hike to «Chiapoko», the base camp of the Illimani.
Day 2.- BASE CAMP – HIGH CAMP “ NIDO DE CÓNDORES”. A five hour trek mostly on rock to the high camp – the «Condor’s Nest», at 5,550m.
Day 3.- HIGH CAMP “ NIDO DE CÓNDORES” – ILLIMANI SUMMIT – RETURN TO BASE CAMP. Early start (2.00am) over glacial terrain up to the summit (6,438m). We then return to the high camp, break camp and continue down to the base camp.
Day 4.- RETURN TO LA PAZ. Return to Estancia Pinaya where our vehicle will be waiting, and return back to La Paz.
Scheduled Group Dates
We are able to accommodate both trekking and climbing expeditions on dates that suit you, as long as our guides are available. Most trekking tours are classified as medium difficulty and require a certain level of fitness for all participants. Additionally, for all climbing expeditions, we recommend good acclimatization. We have a number of fixed travel dates for our most popular climbing routes for those who want to join other climbers. The service is similar to our private trips, but since you will be part of a group, the cost may be a bit lower. Group sizes are a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 (for safety reasons, one guide to two clients). If you’re interested in joining one of our group outings, please contact us and specify which program you’re interested in. Please note that if there is only one person on a scheduled date, we will continue the itinerary as planned. We will also keep you informed of other similar expeditions in case you prefer to join a different group.