The most challenging Bolivian mountain



The most difficult mountain in all of Bolivia and the third highest, it is a very beautiful mountain excursion, however, it is reserved only for experienced and astute mountaineers. The entire route is technical and challenging. The ridge leading to the summit is very hard and exposed.


Cordillera Real


6,360 meters / 20,866 feet




6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1.

La Paz – Sorata – Lacatya

A full day in the vehicle. Starting early from La Paz, we travel to the Sorata Valley. After lunch in Sorata, we will continue to the community of Lacatya, where we will make our first camp (4,200 m).

Day 2.

Lacatya – Aguas calientes (Wila Khota)

After breakfast we will start a walk to our second camp, in an area known as Aguas Calientes 4.850m

Day 3.

Aguas Calientes – High Camp

This day we will reach the high camp, at 5,600 meters. The route starts over a moraine and other rocky areas until we reach the beginning of the glacier. The camp is a short distance along the glacier (approximately 5 hours in total).

Day 4.

After a good breakfast, we will begin the ascent to the summit of Illampu, which will take between 6 and 7 hours. The return will be by the same route to the high camp.

Day 5.

Return to Aguas Calientes.

Day 6

Return trip to Lacatya estancia and return by vehicle to La Paz.

  • Private transportation
  • Guide
  • Food
  • Cook
  • Camping equipment
  • Technical equipment
  • Porters and/or Mules
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Other material for personal use.
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