Beautiful contrasts from the summits covered with glaciers of the Real Mountain range to the tropical humid forest of the Yungas. Hundred of bird's species, mammals and reptiles concentrate on diverse ecological sections, walking from the snowy montains from Negruni (15.680 feet). to the humid and warm forests (3.840 feet).
From La Paz we drive 3 hours to reach Lake Kotia to camp on the shore at 4450 m high.
Days 2 y 3
6 hour daily walks to higher places above 4500 m high around Negruni and Catanani glaciers to reach down the campsite beside the Jurikhota lake (4670 m high).
Contour around the Jurikhota lake and ascend to a frozen lake below Condoriri. Scramble to the valley above and reach the Apacheta pass (5150 metres) after 3-4 hours. Spectacular views of the Condoriri peaks and the Cordillera Real, Altiplano and Lake Titicaca. Camp beside the Lake Chiarkhota at 4650 m high. 6-7 hours trekking.
We climb Aguja Negra Pass (5035 m high). After descending (1 hour) we climb up to the next pass, Zongo Sistana (4930 metres). Excellent views of peaks such as Huayna Potosi. Finally we walk down into the green Liviñosa valley and trek out easily to Botijlaca village which is on the road. A car picks us up to near the base of Mt. Huayna Potosi for camping. We are surrounded by huge glaciers that cover the uncountable high peaks nearby.
2 hours up to Telata Pass (4.950 m high) through a steep narrow path. On the other side we descend (3 h.) to the Sanja valley. Camp at 4.000 m high near the village of Sanja.
An hour smooth climb to Wakakunka Pass (4.300 m high). 2 hour descent to the village of Chukura to find the pre-Inka trail of the Aymaras. This paved path was extensively used in the boom epoch of Tiwanaku civilization to transport produce and material on llama back from the Amazon to the Andes. 2 hours downhill to reach Challapampa grassy flat to camp at 2.800 m high.
Long day by hillside in the rain forest. 7 hours to the campsite at San Francisco (2.200 mts. high).
5 hours on a narrow path on hillsides with ups and downs to reach the village of Chairo (1.500 m high) with plenty of plantations (banana, coffee, orange and so on). Transfer (one hour) in car to the hamlet of Charobamba where we walk 20 minutes to reach the ecolodge "El Jiri" at 1.500 m high (available bungalows with plenty of comforts).
We start our 5 hour exploration walk to get to know the area. In Charobamba we identify fruit plants. In the afternoon we participate in a local party assisting in the preparation of exotic drinks and a country barbecue. We also learn how to dance La Saya, typical dance of the black people in Bolivia.
Return to La Paz.
THE SERVICE INCLUDES
- Assistant of cook (more than 6 clients)
- Llamas and mules to carry expedition luggage,
- All food during the trip
(except first breakfast and last dinner),
- Cokking and dining gear,
- Camping gear,
- Private transportations,
- 2 nights in Ecolodge El Jiri,
- Entrance fees
In trekking we consider as well those 6 difficulties explained above but we transferred the situation to the activity of the trek. The only remarkable difference exists in the altitude: The true climbing activity starts at over 5000 m high but the trekking activity runs from 1500 m high up to 5150 m high.