PEQUEÑO ALPAMAYO

2 day(s)
1 night(s)

Condoriri: A Climbing Playground

The Condoriri Valley holds a stunning group of mountains, with thirteen peaks over 5,000m. Climbs are normally based out of a Base Camp along the north side of the Laguna Chiarkhota, and trekkers normally pass through as well. This makes it a popular and exciting camping spot for many outdoor enthusiasts.

High Mountain Climbing

Highlights

It's base glacier provides excellent playing grounds for beginner ice climbing sessions. Its calm climb scales a breathtaking ridge toward an impressive peak that many call their fist High Mountain summit.

The climb is worth the effort, unique experience!

Technicality

AD – AI 2

Pequeño Alpamayo is known as one of the easier mountains to climb. Its base glacier is full of crevasses, but with a comfortable incline. The climb includes two summits, first Pico Tarija, with a small descent across a rocky passage that proves more difficult on the return. The main summit has a steep ridge of 60° that is climbed with caution, however only a classical ice axe is required.

DIFFICULTY

incluyed

  • Guía certificado de Alta montaña.
  • Transporte privado ida y vuelta.
  • Equipo técnico de escalada.
  • Alimentación.
  • Derecho de camping/ o refugio.
  • Equipo de camping.
  • Mulas.
  • Cocinero.
  • Entradas.

not incluyed

  • Extra snacks.
  • Bebidas extras.

itinerary

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Day 1.

We drive 2 hours from La Paz through the Palcoco Valley, to La Rinconada. From there, we hike 2 hours through the Condoriri Valley to Laguna Chiarkhota (4,650 m) where we set up our Base Camp.

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Day 2.

From the Base Camp, we trek across the valley (1.5 hours) to the glacier of La Pequeña Ilusión (4,950 m). We climb the central part of the glacier to pass over Pico Tarija (5,300 m) within 2 hours. A short descent brings us to the ridge of P.A. A technical climb of 80 m at about 55° brings us to the summit (5,450 m) within another 2 hours. We return back to the Base Camp where we pack up camp. We 2 hours hike back to La Rinconada where our vehicle awaits us to take us back to La Paz.

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