Guidebook

Bolivian Peaks - An Epic Journey Through the Andes

A journey through the high peaks of Bolivia taking in Huayna Potosí, Illimani and Pequeno Alpamayo.

Description

For those searching for a classic Andean mountain journey, look no further. This trip will take you onto 3 beautiful summits and through some of the barren, almost desolate mountain scenery for which Bolivia is famous.

Unusually for a mountaineering expedition, this trip has a bustling city (La Paz, the capital of Bolivia) as its base camp, meaning that between peaks you can retreat to the city for a day or 2, grab a shower, a good meal and a night in a hotel bed, and then head back into the hills.

All 3 peaks are challenging and have exposed sections so you'll need a good all round mountaineering skill set to complete this trip. If your skill and fitness levels are high enough and you get a bit of luck with conditions, you can't fail to enjoy this epic Andean adventure.

Huayna Potosí Summit

Huayna Potosí Summit

7.8 km
Low grade Andean mountaineering at its very best
Private
Huayna Potosí Approach

Huayna Potosí Approach

2.5 km
A short but scenic positioning day
Private
Pequeno Alpamayo Day 1

Pequeno Alpamayo Day 1

10.7 km
A peaceful start to the trek through some other-worldly terrain
Private
Pequeno Alpamayo Day 2

Pequeno Alpamayo Day 2

8.4 km
Another day of serene trekking which includes climbing a stunningly situated peak
Private
Pequeno Alpamayo Day 3

Pequeno Alpamayo Day 3

6.0 km
The toughest and most spectacular day yet on the trip
Private
Pequeno Alpamayo Day 4

Pequeno Alpamayo Day 4

18.1 km
The big kahuna! This is a classic mountaineering day in a wild part of the Andes.
Private
South Summit of Illimani

South Summit of Illimani

19.0 km
Mountaineering to the south summit of Illimani
Private