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Cordillera Real
Itinerary
 

- La Paz
- Sorata
- Lacatiya
- Laguna glaciar


LAGUNA GLACIAR  : Trek on the slopes of Illampu – Cordillera Real
    
LAGUNA GLACIAR  : Trek on the slopes of Illampu – Cordillera Real
    
LAGUNA GLACIAR  : Trek on the slopes of Illampu – Cordillera Real
    
    

 


LAGUNA GLACIAR
Trek on the slopes of Illampu – Cordillera Real
Trekking 5/6 days March to November Private Spanish or English speaking
 
Along the way…

This trek takes us on the slopes of the imposing mountain range of Illampu and Ancohuma, two of the “Giants” of the Cordillera Real.
From the quiet village of Sorata, at an altitude of 2700 meters, we climb up to Laguna Glaciar, at 5038 meters above sea level.
This is a real altitude-trek, with the Apolobamba and Lake Titicaca as the backdrop.
Option to share the daily life of an Andean community, a unique and enlightening experience.

 
LAGUNA GLACIAR  : Trek on the slopes of Illampu – Cordillera Real  : Laguna glaciar
 
PROGRAM
 
Day 1: LA PAZ – SORATA (el. 2700 m.a.s.l.)

Departure from the hotel at 9 a.m. in our private vehicle for Sorata (around 3h30, village nested in a green valley at the foot of the majestic Illampu (el. 6368 m.a.s.l.).
If the weather is clear we can perfectly see the snowy summits over the palm trees occupying the village square, at an altitude of 2700 meters.
Lunch and dinner open. Hotel.

 
Day 2: SORATA – LACATIYA (el. 3900 m.a.s.l.)

Difficulty : altitude trek. daily 5 to 7-hour walk. Good physical condition required.
In the morning, on the outskirt of the village, we meet our team of muleteers. The trek starts by a long uphill to the village of Lacatiya (el. 3900 m.a.s.l.), our first bivouac. Illampu dominates us all day from its 6430 meters.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac in the community.
Hiking time: 6h; Elevation gain: +1200m

 
OPTION 6 DAYS:
Day 3: LACATIYA

We spend the day in the community of Lacatiya. We participate in the familial and community activities of the village (taking the lamas to their pastures, collecting plants and wood, cooking…). The program is not fixed, this a day for meeting and sharing, that will unable you to discover the lifestyle, the customs and more than anything the warmth and generosity of the people of the Cordillera.
For the most athletic ones, option of a hike to the Paso Illampu, from where we can admire these mastodons that are the North peak of Illampu (el. 6370 m.a.s.l.) and the Pico Schulze (el. 5950 m.a.s.l.). This excursion takes half a day (+850 m of elevation gain).
All included. Bivouac in the community.

 
Day 3 or 4: LACATIYA – LAGUNA ILLAMPU - LAGUNA CHILATA (el. 4200 m.a.s.l.)

From la Lacatiya, we first climb to Laguna Illampu (el. 4300 m.a.s.l.), then we follow the slopes of the Illampu mountain range all the way to Laguna Chilata, where we set up camp.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 6h; Elevation gain: +400m / -300m

 
Day 4 or 5: LAGUNA CHILATA – LAGUNA GLACIAR (el. 5038 m.a.s.l.) – LAGUNA CHILATA (el. 4200 m.a.s.l.)

We depart in the morning for the ascent to Laguna Glaciar owing its name to the glacier literally dropping into it on its West bank. Views over Lake Titicaca, the Valley of Sorata and the Andes... The scenery is well worth the effort!
In the afternoon, descent to our base camp next to Laguna Chilata.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h; Elevation gain: +850m / -850m

 
Day 5 or 6: LAGUNA CHILATA – SORATA – LA PAZ

Descent to Sorata in the morning. Return to La Paz with our private transport in the afternoon (3/4 hours).
Lunch and dinner open. Hotel.
Hiking time: 4h; Elevation gain: -1500m

 
 
Included

- Private transport
- Spanish speaking driver
- Entrance to parks and cultural places mentioned in program
- 2/3-star hotels in twin room including breakfast
- Night with local hosts
- Meals mentioned- Trekking guide
- Trekking guide
- Cook for groups of more than 4 people (for groups smaller than 4, the guide will be the cook)
- Collective equipment for trekking (tents, cooking gear etc…)
- Portage of luggage (mules)

 
Not included

- Individual equipment (we can provide a sleeping pad)
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips
- Open meals mentioned, (from $ 3 to $ 8 US per person / meal).

 
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Important
As a safety measure, we ask that each traveler bring a copy of its passport and insurance policy (do give us upon arrival)
 
   

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