- Altitude: 6,438m
- Duration: 4 Days
- Set dates available
Towering over the south of the city of La Paz, Illimani is a much revered mountain by the Bolivian people. It is also a technically hard climb, with an average gradient of around 50º
Depart La Paz on a three hour journey to Estancia Una. We then have a three hour trek to our base camp (4,230m)
A five hour trek mostly on rock to the high camp - the "Condor's Nest", at 5,550m
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.
Return to Estancia Una where our vehicle will be waiting, and return back to La Paz.
Did you know?
Illimani is an Aymara word meaning "water bearer". The southernmost mountain in the range, it is considered the queen of the mountain gods within Bolivia. Whereas the southern peak is the highest and most common destination for climbers, the more kamikaze amongst you may wish to consider the three peak traverse all along the massif - not for the faint hearted!
"Extremely patient and helpful in planning our trip. The climbing was just awesome!"
Hideaki Takisagawa, Condoriri & Huayna Potosi, August 2005