Climbing Ancohuma

Ancohuma 6427m (6 days).

Ancohuma is located in the northern section of the Cordillera Real, part of the Andes, east of Lake Titicaca. It lies just south of the slightly lower Illampú, near the town of Sorata. Despite being higher than Illampú, Ancohuma is a gentler peak, and it is a somewhat easier climb.

Day 1.- We leave La Paz and drive towards the town of Sorata at 2900m by private vehicle (4 hours trip). This Andean town offers subtropical vegetation and is an interesting contrast to the Illampu massif. We will spend the night in a small hotel in town.
Day 2.- After breakfast, we will begin the ascent to our first camp spot at Laguna Chijllata (4,800m). This day takes approximately 5-6 hours of hiking.

Day 3.- The path is very steep and is difficult for some sections. The trail follows the glacial moraine and ends at the Glacier Lagoon at the base of the snowy summits. In the afternoon we will set up camp on the edge of the impressive lake.

Day 4.- The ascent to high camp (5,600m) today begins over a rocky moraine and towards the end of the day will bring us onto the glacier itself.

Day 5.- From the high camp, the ascent toward the summit is completed in 4-5 hours. From there we descend to the Glacier Lake.

Day 6.- From base camp, we will make our way back to Sorata, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.


Ancohuma Google Map

Ancohuma Google Map



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