"The second highest mountain in Bolivia: Challenging but good weather and snow like nowhere else"
Difficulty grade in CLIMB: FR:AD+/USA:AI 3/SCOT: III
     
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  Illimani from La Paz (J. Klausner)  
     
     
  High camp in Illimani (M. Capriles)  
     
     
  Nido de Cóndores in Illimani (M. Capriles)  
     
     
  Tents in Nido de Cóndores (M. Capriles)  
     
     
  Technical climb AD and D- (M. Capriles)  
     
     
  Villarroel topping the summit of Illimani (M. Capriles)  
     

At 6462 m/21201 ft high, Illimani is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real and the second highest in the whole of Bolivia; The imposing triple peak of Illimani dominates the south-east skyline of La Paz. After a drive through green ravines and terraced farmlands we will arrive at an idyllic landscape at the foothills of Illimani glaciers. We will enjoy a 2 day hike to a spectacular high camp at 5450m. Set up tents on high camp "Nido de Condores", in the middle of an awe-inspiring world of ice and snow.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TO PUENTE ROTO. Car transfer to Pinaya. Trek and camp.

DAY 2: TO NIDO DE CONDORES. Trek and camp at the main glacier.

DAY 3: CLIMB ILLIMANI. 7 hour climb. Move down to base camp.

DAY 4: RETURN TO LA PAZ.

BRING: anorak, sleeping bag, warm gloves, polar fleece jacket, down jacket, thermal underwear, mountain glasses, head torch, sun block, sun hat, technical climbing equipment.