Trekking peaks in Condoriri valley (TPCONDOR)

Code: TPCONDOR Duration: 4 days
Price: US$ 397 (4 pax minimum)
Single Room Supplement: US$ 40
Technical Difficulty:
Accommodation Type:
Camping
Trek Type:
Location:
Bolivia / Cordillera Real
Duration Days: 4
Duration Nights: 3 camping
Suggested Seasons: Autumn - Winter - Spring

When visiting Condoriri mountain valley, it is not difficult to understand why it has become one of the most popular places among mountaineers who are looking for an arena where to either attempt technical routes or get acclimatized climbing moderated peaks. The main mountain of this group is Condoriri, which reminds a Condor attempting to take off with its extended wings. The head of the Condor resembles the Matterhorn to some European mountaineers

The main goal of this trip is to hike up to two peaks called Austria and Jaillaico by trekking through grassy hills, moraines and scree slopes. Neither climbing experience nor specialized equipment is required. Our base camp will be located on the shores of the beautiful lake Chiar Khota.

Please note that to take this trip alone, you must already be acclimatized to the highlands. This means that you must have spent at least 3-5 days at the highlands doing light physical activity. For more information about this subject, please refer to the page acclimatization at our website.

Short Itinerary

Day 1. Transport to Condoriri trailhead. Trek to Chiar Kota. Camp.
Day 2. Climb of Jaillaico. Camp.
Day 3. Climb of Austria peak. Camp.
Day 4. Trek to Condoriri trailhead. Transport to La Paz

Highlights

  • Non technical ascents to Austria 5,396m and Jaillayco 5,152m.
  • Extraordinary views of the highlands and Condoriri valley.

Services Included

  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Full land transportation during the trip.
  • Common camping equipment: 3 season tents, dinning and kitchen tents & tableware.
  • Bilingual guide during the trip.
  • Luggage transportation with porters and/or animals (15 kg/33 lb per person max weight).
  • Cook when camping.
  • National Park entrance fees.

Services Not Included

  • International & local flight tickets & fees.
  • Transfers IN/OUT to airports.
  • Meals & accommodation while in La Paz.
  • Personal camping equipment: sleeping bag, mattress, headlamps, and clothing.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation (rescuers fee, transportation, or medical cost).

 

Day to day details

Day 1. Transport to Condoriri trailhead. Trek to Chiar Kota. Camp.

Early in the morning we take the high road towards the majestic Andes Mountains that overlook Lake Titicaca. After a short car transfer we will reach the trailhead in Condoriri, there the muleteers and their animals will be waiting to transport our gear to the campsite located at the shores of a lovely lake called “Chiar Kota” (dark Lake). We can help and have a look at them while they prepare the animals and gear for the trek. Immediately after departure, we will get incredible views of Mt. Condoriri. Lunch will be on a spot with magnificent views over the Condoriri Massif. While we approach we will be all surrounded by beautiful peaks of all levels of technical difficulty, Condoriri resembling a condor with its wide open wings projecting from the rest. For those bursting with energy it is possible to take a short walk around the area.

Overnight: Camping

Day Elevations: 

La Paz 3,650m (11,972ft)
El Alto: 4,100m (13,450ft)
Condoriri trailhead: 4,400m (14,432ft)
Chiar Kota: 4,650m (15,252ft)

Timing: 

Driving: 3-4Hrs (65km)
Walking: 2-3Hrs (9km)

Meals: 

L,D

Day 2. Climb of Jaillaico. Camp.

Jaillaico (F) also known as “Mirador” is an easy trekking peak that can be reached via grassy hills, moraines and rock slopes with no technical difficulty. Sometimes there may be some snow on the slopes and gaiters may be required. No climbing equipment is required. It will be a good opportunity to enjoy one of the best views of the Cordillera Real while we get acclimatized.

Overnight: Camping

Day Elevations: 

Jaillaico: 5,152m (16,899ft)
Chiar Kota: 4,650m (15,252ft)

Timing: 

Walking: 4-5Hrs (7km)

Meals: 

B,L,D

Day 3. Climb of Austria peak. Camp.

Cerro Austria(F) also known as “Cerro Negro” is an easy trekking peak that can be reached via moraines and rock slopes with no technical difficulty. Sometimes there may be some snow on the slopes and gaiters may be required. No climbing equipment is required. The views form this summit tops the views of yesterday’s peak.

Overnight: Camping

Day Elevations: 

Austria: 5,396m (17,698ft)
Chiar Kota: 4,650m (15,252ft)

Timing: 

Walking: 6-7Hrs (8km)

Meals: 

B,L,D

Day 4. Trek to Condoriri trailhead. Transport to La Paz

We will retrace our steps towards Condoriri trailhead where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.

Overnight: None

Day Elevations: 

Condoriri trailhead: 4,400m (14,432ft)
La Paz: 3,650m (11,972ft)

Timing: 

Walking: 1-2Hrs (4km)
Driving: 2-3Hrs (65km)

Meals: 

B,L