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Illimani is probably the most known summit in Bolivia. It is an integral part of the panorama of La Paz, the backdrop of a lively Indian market.
It is so visible from the capital that it has become its emblem.



  • Day 1: La Paz - Pinaya
  • Day 2: Pinaya
  • Day 3: Pinaya - Puente Roto
  • Day 4: Puente Roto - Condor's nest
  • Day 5: Condor's nest - Puente Roto
  • Day 6: Puente Roto - Pinaya - La Paz


Day 1: La Paz - Pinaya

Transport La Paz - Pinaya.
The trek starts from the Tututal Pampa on a superb track although poorly known (for good). Hike to the limit of the Mururata glacier (5,870 m el.). A steep climb leads to a grassy area at 4,500 m elevation. The track then reaches an arete at 4,745 m.
The view there is absolutely wonderful over the lagoons a the base of the Muruata.
Walk down to Tutural Pampa where the camp will be set up.
Included : private transport, all inclusive, porters, climbing guide

Day 2: Pinaya

Climb on the Illimani the symbolical summit of La Paz.
After passing the saddle (4,800m el.) walk down to the bivouac place (4,400 m el.), near the old Aguila mine.

Day 3: Pinaya - Puente Roto

After passing a first saddle at 5000m el. we will continue on an old mine track on the West face of the Illimani. The glacier will not be far from there, and will require the use of crampons. After 6 hours we will arrive to the base camp for the Illimani summit, at Puente Roto.

Day 4: Puente Roto - Condor's nest

Ascent of the Illimani, 2nd day :

Checking the equipment. From Puente Roto, we will climb up to the "condors nest" at 5,450 m el. at the snow limit.
Approximately 5 hours walking along a very steep face.

Day 5: Condor's nest - Puente Roto

Ascent of the Illimani, 3rd day :

Early morning start for the summit day (approx. 7 hours to the summit). Then walk back down to the base camp at Puente Roto.

Day 6: Puente Roto - Pinaya - La Paz

Walk out to Pinaya.

Transporte Pinaya - La Paz
Included : private transport

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