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Ascension of Chachacomani

Due to its difficult access (several days of walking), this climb is often associated with that of other peaks, especially the Chearoco,
neighboring and dreaded summit. We can also consider combining Chachacomani with Ancohuma, Illampu or Condoriri.

Climbing, Hiking
9 Days

MAP

PROGRAMME DAY TO DAY

DAY
1

El Alto Airport - La Paz

A private driver will pick you up at the international airport of El Alto and drive you to your hotel in La Paz.
This afternoon our guide will show us the historical center of the city. We will meet at 02:00 pm at the hotel lobby. From the Plaza San Francisco (the main square of La Paz) we will go up the Sagarnaga street, where it is hard to resist the temptation of buying some local handicraft sold all along the street. We will stop in the Witches Market (“Mercado de las Brujas”) where the locals buy all the necessary artifacts for ceremonial offering to the Pachamama (Mother Earth): coca leaves and other medicinal plants, miniature figurines in sugar and lama fetuses. We will then wander in the different markets of San Pedro before we go the Plaza Murillo. This square is the political heart of the city since it has become the executive capital of Bolivia in 1899: here are the Presidential Palace and the National Congress.
Night at the Naira hotel***.

DAY
2

La Paz

Our private driver will pick us up in the hotel lobby at 9:00 am for a full-day tour around the best points of view over the city and into the Moon Valley. La Paz, world’s highest capital elected in 2014 as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities, is surrounded by the high picks of the Andes.

From many parts of the city we can admire the white summits of the Cordillera Real and the imposing Illimani, protector of the city. From the K’Illi K’Illi mirador and the Laykakota Park we will enjoy a panoramic view over the capital. The Montículo, in the bohemian Sopocachi is the classical meeting point of lovers and newlyweds for romantic pictures.

Since 2014 La Paz is proud of its new cable cars. From the sky the panorama over the city and the mountains is unique and we can have a feel of the social gaps while flying over different neighborhoods.

We will then drive to the south, across the rich "Zona Sur" and get out of the city to enter the Moon Valley. Here we can enjoy the quietness and walk amongst the lunar rock formations during an hour.

wander around

In the afternoon we will go back to the historical center and wander around its colorful markets.

NOTE: The K’Illi K’Illi mirador and the Laykakota Park are closed on Mondays.
Night at the Naira hotel***.

DAY
3

La Paz - Palca Canyon

Departure from the hotel at 9am in private vehicle heading to the Obejuyo col and the Valle de las Animas.

We discover the incredible Illimani mountain range. We keep on going through the Palca Canyon, natural show made of stones, creating a kind of amphitheater because of the erosion.

We come back to La Paz during the afternoon through the small village of Ventilla. The way offers beautiful scenic view over the Royal Cordillera.

Lunch included. Diner open.
Night at the Naira hotel***.

DAY
4

La Paz - Huatajata

Transport La Paz - Huatajata 1/2 day.
From Huatajata, we cross the minor Titicaca Lake towards the island of Suriki. It is the lung of Lake Titicaca, it is here that all boats, traditional or tourist, are built. We join a construction workshop to see the manufacturing processor and we eat in the company of artisans. A last hook by a workshop manufacturing Totora, traditional straw boat, and we cross the island on foot for an easy and enjoyable ride, in very little tourist areas.

We then take our boat to the island of Pariti, where we start with a visit of the museum, the opportunity to discover ceramic objects, testimony of Tiwanakota culture. Then we take a short hike (1h-1h30) to reach the top of the island and enjoy the view of the lake.

Return to Huatajajata in the afternoon.
Lake transport - Huatajata - Pariti - Suriki - Huatajata - 1 day.
Night at the Inca Utama hotel****.

DAY
5

Huatajata - Cruz Pampa

Transport Huatajata - Cruz Pampa

DAY
6

Cruz Pampa - High camp Chachacomani

DAY
7

High camp Chachacomani

DAY
8

Cruz Pampa - La Paz - High camp Chachacomani

Transport Cruz Pampa - La Paz

Night at the Naira hotel***.

DAY
9

La Paz - El Alto Airport

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.