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Climb Little Alpamayo & Pico Austria 7 Days / 6 Nights

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Climb Little Alpamayo  &  Pico Austria 7 Days / 6 Nights

Climb Little Alpamayo & Pico Austria 7 Days / 6 Nights

23 reviews

Overview

Tour Little Alpamayo & Pico Austria Climb 7 Days / 6 Nights  (Pequeño Alpamayo) one of the most popular in this area, beauty captivates the and justifies the effort made to reach it is summit. It is one of the most beautiful mountains of the Cordillera Real, is almost a perfect pyramid. Its due to Pequeño Alpamayo resemblance to the Alpamayo mountain in Peru.

His rise is one of the most beautiful the summit is a way which justifies looking just because the journey and effort made. This is Andean mountain scenery at its best and one reason this is the second most climbed peak in Bolivia.

 

Highlights

The Pequeño Alpamayo (Alpamayo Chico, or Fabulosa), so called because of its resemblance to the lesser-known face of the Peruvian Alpamayo, is a beautiful summit that we can barely make out from the base camp of the Condoriri-Tuni valley. From Laguna Chiar Khota (Laguna Negra in Aymara) to the south, its summit is barely discernible behind the Tarija (which must necessarily be ascended when we go towards the Pequeño Alpamayo), and only thanks to the fame that the mountain has since it was first ascended forewarns us of the fact that from almost any point in the valley, except the ridge between the Tarija and the Ilusión (White Pyramid), the Pequeño Alpamayo does not stand out in the least.

Trip Details

  • Locatión: Cordillera Real, Bolivia, South América
  • Elevation: 5370 m. / 17618 ft
  • Days: 7 D/6N. climbing
  • Day 01: Arriving in La Paz transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Aclimatizing to chacaltaya and Valle de Luna.
  • Day 03: La Paz – Rinconada – Base Camp 4,650m.
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day ( climb up Cerro Austria 5,300m.)
  • Day 05: Base Camp – Summit Pequeño Alpamayo at 5,370m. – Base Camp.
  • Day 06: Base Camp – Rinconada – Return La Paz Hotel.
  • Day 07: La Paz – Airport – home

Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in La Paz transfer to Hotel

The airport is located in the city of “El Alto” the highest international airport in the world from here you will be transferred to your hotel descending approximately 30 Min. into La Paz. Do not stress much about the altitude, our program has been designed to get you gradually acclimatized. At the beginning we strongly suggest you to take it very easy, drink plenty of water and eat lightly You will have the rest of the day free. At early evening we will have a briefing meeting and a welcome dinner.

Day 02: Aclimatizing to chacaltaya and Valle de Luna.

Let’s tour the surroundings of the city of La Paz with this tour to Chacaltaya and Valle de la Luna, natural landscapes that will amaze us with their shapes and colors, as well as anecdotes related to them that our expert guides will tell us.

We will depart from La Paz around 8 am; our first stop is the Valley of the Moon, so named by Neil Armstrong himself on a visit he made to Bolivia in 1969. We will be able to visit rock formations sculpted by wind and water, and enjoy a wonderful view of the landscape. The next destination is Chacaltaya, a majestic mountain of the Andes that reaches 5421 meters above sea level. We will reach the viewpoint of the mountain and have the opportunity to take spectacular pictures.

We will return to the city of La Paz at 16:00 to end the activity.

Day 03: La Paz – Rinconada – Base Camp 4,650m.

We leave La Paz in a private vehicle around 8:00 a.m. for the village Tuni where the vehicle drops us. there our muleteer will be waiting with the donkeys to help us carrying our stuff to campsite. from here where our trek starts. First we hike parallel with the lake Tuni and thereafter we walk up a beautiful valley which brings us to the Chiar Khota lake . Our campsite it is located at the shores of a lovely lake called “Chiar Kota” (Dark Lake). While we approach to base camp, we will get surrounded by beautiful peaks. One of them projects from the rest: Condoriri. It resembles a condor with its wide-open wings.

Day 04: Acclimatization day ( climb up Cerro Austria 5,300m.)

Known as Austria or Cerro Negro, is a easy trekking peak that can be reached via moraines and rock slopes with no technical difficulty. Sometimes there is some snow on the slopes and depending on its deep we will probably need plastic boots and gaiters. Normally, no climbing equipment is required. It will be a great exercise to complete our acclimatization process and a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the best views of the Cordillera Real

Day 05: Base Camp – Summit Pequeño Alpamayo at 5,370m. – Base Camp.

Early in the morning we will be have breakfast aprox. 3:00a.m. after we going to go toward glacier , after only an hour of walking we will reach a glacier. Here we will need to put our crampons . First we have to climb MtTarija (5200m) a smaller peak. after we will down aprox. 60m. then continue toward Pequeño Alpamayo summit . from the summit we will see views of Huayna Potosi (6080m). cabeza de condor condoriri after by the Same route back down.

Day 06: Base Camp – Rinconada – Return La Paz Hotel.

After our breakfast in the morning , ready all equipment ,our return is by the same route back to estancia Tune where our vehicle will be waiting, after drive to La Paz – Hotel.

Day 07: La Paz – Airport – home

Included

  • Professional Certified Mountain Guide
  • Cook
  • Meal During the Climbing
  • Donkey and donkey driver
  • Personal tent , dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent with utensils
  • Private transfer start and finish the climb
  • Acclimatization day to chacaltaya
  • Airport transfers
  • Internal transpor
  • National Park Fees

No Included

  • Personal climbing gear
  • International flight to La Paz
  • Meals and drinks in La Paz
  • Personal costs

Recommendations:

The best time for climbing in this area is from May to Octuber, Tailor made trips This trip is available as a tailor-made holiday during April, May, June, July, August, September & October, Contact us or use our trip planner to build your ideal trip and receive a detailed quote from our specialist staff.

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What To Bring

  • Sleeping bag (from – 5 º c)
  • Head flashlight
  • Backpack (50 – 70 liters capacity)
  • Hiking pants or warm pants.
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket (optional)
  • 3 pair of socks (one thick)
  • Chocolates for the ascent to the summit.
  • Glasses, Sunscreen
  • 2 liters of water to start the trip.
  • Personal medication
  • Thin gloves
  • Hat for cold
  • Toilet paper
  • Walking shoes
  • Personal belongings
  • Extra Money in Bolivianos

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