- Altitude: 6,427
- Duration: 6 Days
A beautiful mountain, located directly beside the mighty Illampu. It is a slightly less technical climb than Illampu but all the same should not be underestimated. Some have set its altitude at over 7,000m, making it the highest mountain in the Americas - only one way to find out for sure…
Departure from La Paz to the village of Sorata (2,700m), journey time approximately 4 hours. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to visit the caves of San Pedro. Sleep in Sorata.
After breakfast, we begin the ascent to our first camp spot at Laguna Chijllata (4,800m). This day takes approximately 5-6 hours.
A short distance to cover today, but over very rocky terrain. We aim to arrive at Laguna Glacial (5,030m) for our camp tonight, close to Jancohuma's glacier.
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.
An early departure for the summit attempt, hoping to reach the peak of 6,427m as the sun begins to hit the mountain. We will be experiencing gradients of up to 60 degrees. From the summit, we will return to base camp at Laguna Glacial (5,030m)
From base camp, we will make our way back to Sorata, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz
Did you know?
This can be combined as part of a traverse from Illampu and then up and over Jancohuma (7-8 days). 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