Trekking: Illampu Circuit (6 days, from La Paz)

High altitude mountain trekking in the Cordillera Real. The starting point is Chillcani with 3500m (4-day variant of trekking), or Pampa Colani with 3150m (3-day variant of trekking), both not far from the town of Sorata. The highest point and goal of the trek is the Andean pass Calzada at 5045 meters above sea level. The lowest point of the route is at the end of the trek in the municipality of Millipaya at 3490 meters above sea level. During the trek, you cross six Andean passes, five of them over 4,700 meters. The trek takes 6 days, with the first and the last day each requiring a 4 to 5 hour vehicle transfer between La Paz and the starting and ending point of the hike, unless a stay in Sorata is also planned. During the six days of trekking, approximately 81 km are covered on foot.


First Day:

Pick up at the hotel in La Paz, drive via Sorata to Chillcani (3500m) (4-5 hours driving time), start of the Illampu Circuit Trek to Lackathilla (4000m), overnight in a tent (walking time 4 hours, approx. 8km, 500m ↑ ) (-/BL/D)

Second Day:

Illampu Circuit from Lackathilla (4000m) over the Illampu Pass (4740m) to the campsite at Utaña Pampa (3890m). Overnight in a tent (walking time 7-8 hours, approx. 12km, 800 m ↑, 900 m ↓ ) (B/BL/D)

Third Day:

Illampu Circuit from Utaña Pampa (3890m) over the Khara Huasi Pass (4470m) to the village of Cocoyo (3510m) and on to today’s campsite at Valle Sarani (3870m). Overnight in a tent (walking time 7-8 hours, approx. 14km, 1000 m ↑, 650 m ↓) (B/BL/D)

Fourth Day:

Illampu Circuit from Valle Sarani (3870m) to the campsite at Laguna Venaduni (4745m). Overnight in a tent (walking time 8-9 hours, approx. 17km, 900 m ↑) (B/BL/D)

Fifth Day:

Illampu Circuit from Laguna Venaduni (4745m) over the Calzada Pass at 5045m to the campsite at Laguna San Francisco (4500m). Overnight in a tent (walking time 7-8 hours, approx. 14km, 300 m ↑, 650 m ↓) (B/BL/D)

Sixth Day:

Illampu Circuit from Laguna San Francisco (4500m) over an Andean pass at 4880m to the end point of the trek at Millipaya village (3490m). Overnight in a tent (walking time 7-8 hours, approx. 16km, 400 m ↑, 1400 m ↓). Pickup by vehicle and return to La Paz (4-5 hours drive). (B/BL/-) - END OF OUR SERVICES


Good physical fitness

Included in the package:

- English-speaking trekking guide (from/to hotel in La Paz)
- Private transport
- 5 nights in a tent (single tents available at extra charge)
- Pack animals during the trek
- Camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag and sleeping pad)
- All entrance fees
- Meals according to program (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= Dinner)


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