Juri Khota Condoriri
- Duration: 4 Days
The Condoriri range is arguably one of the most varied "mini-ranges" in the Cordillera Real. This trek gives you a strong flavour of its diversity. Crossing 4 mountain passes - one each day - and passing three beautiful and vast lagoons, it really is an assault on the senses. The high altitude requires that you be reasonably well acclimatised to enjoy this trek, but it is not extremely physically demanding.
Early departure from La Paz in vehicle to the valley of Ajuani where we begin our trek (4,300m). Trekking along the base of the Cordillera Real, we make our way to the beautiful Laguna Juri Khota, where we make our camp (4,620m).
Continuing along the range, we pass a stunning hanging glacier before taking on the challenging Austria pass at 4,950m. After crossing the pass, we descend into the Condoriri valley and camp at the Condoriri base camp at the shores of Laguna Chiar Khota.
Today we make our way towards the imposing Huayna Potosi, but before this we pass around the base of Maria Lloco, camping at the foot of this lovely peak (4,500m).
Our final pass is the Huallatani pass (4,850m). From here, on a clear day we can enjoy the stunning views of the mountains Maria Lloco and the mighty Huayna Potosi. It is also from here that our vehicle awaits us for our return to La Paz.
Did you know?
The Condoriri base camp serves over a dozen peaks, making this trek a great combination with some varied climbing.