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Illimani Climbing 4 Days

Illimani Climbing 4 Days

Illimani Climbing 4 Days

from $ 1280.00


Nevado Illimani 6438 m is a majestic peak belonging to the Cordillera Real. Illimani Climbing 4 Days It’s the highest mountain and the second highest one of the whole Bolivia, after Nevado Sajama. Massive mountain located in the North-Western part of the country, Illimani is a beautiful snowcapped mountain and a sought destination by the mountaineers from all over the world. Towering over the south of the town of La Paz, Illimani is a revered mountain by the Bolivians. The name seems to derive from the word Aymara “Illi mani”, meaning Golden Eagle. Illimani counts four main summits:

To climb this mountain you should have experience and be very well acclimitised. We recommend that you have spent at least 7 days above 3000 meters and have done some high altitude trekking or climbed another 5500 meter plus peak.


The Nevado Illimani with its 6,438 m above sea level is the highest point of the Cordillera Real or Cordillera de La Paz. It is located in the Cordillera Real southeast of the city of Quito and separated from the Cordillera Tres Cruces by the depression of the La Paz River. It forms a huge massif of 150 km in length, with five peaks that exceed 6,000 m in height and running from northwest to southeast. They are Pico Sur: 6 462 m, Pico Central: 6 360 m, Pico Norte or Pico Paris 6 043m, Pico Indio: 6 287 m and Pico Laika Khollu, 6 159m The Illimani is composed mainly of plutonic rocks (granodiorite and monzonite) with an age between 208 and 23 million years.

Trip Details

  • Starting Altitude: 4,000m / 13,120 ft
  • Hightest Altitude: 6,438 m / 21,122 ft
  • Tour type: Mountaineering, Ice Climbing
  • Weather: Extremely cold

Day 1: La Paz – Pinaya – Puente Rocoto
Day 2: Puente Rocoto – Hight camp (Nido de Condores)
Day 3: High Camp (Nido Codores) – Illimani – Pinaya
Day 4: Pinaya – La Paz


Day 1: La Paz – Pinaya – Puente Rocoto

The tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel at 09:00. We take a private transport in the direction of Pinaya (4000 m) where we have lunch and then we start a 3 and a half hours trek towards the base camp (4500 m) on a simple path. There the guide sets up the tents and prepares dinner and afterwards we rest.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Puente Rocoto – Hight camp (Nido de Condores)

This day begins at 08:00 with breakfast and 1hour and a half later we leave for the High Camp (5500 m) called  “Nido de Cóndores”  on a rocky path. At midday we have lunch and rest for an hour at an altitude of 5000 meters. Around 13:00 we continue the ascent to the Nido de Cóndores (Condors‘ Nest) and arrive at approximately 16:00. While we rest the guide sets up the tent and prepares dinner and at 18:00 we relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: High Camp (Nido Codores) – Illimani - Pinaya

This day begins at 01:00 am with breakfast and around 02:00 am, we head off to the summit of Illimani (6439 m), taking 6 hours to reach it. We are tied to the guide with a rope. The first part is undertaken near a ridge which has a slope of 45° and then we continue on a varied path (plateaus and rises) with 40° of slope. Very close to the summit at an elevation of 6000 meters there is a wall with a slope of 55° and a 100 meters in length. Once at the summit we relax for 15 minutes while admiring the impressive landscape of the Andean mountain range (cordillera of the Andes). Afterwards we return to the High Camp arriving there at 11:00 where we have lunch and after 1 hour we descend to the base camp and continue the walk until Pinaya. The guide set up the tents; we have dinner and rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Pinaya – La Paz

On this final day we begin at 08:00 with breakfast then we take the private transport to return to La Paz. Around midday we arrive at the hotel and end the tour.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Private transportation to and from the climb
  • Qualified Mountain Guide , Spanish speaking
  • Camping equipment – tent, mattress, cooking equipment
  • Equipment – Climbing Boots, Crampons, Ice Axe, Mountain jacket and Trousers, harness, ropes, gloves etc
  • Meals including drinks at camp meals

No Included

  • Sleeping Bag (required to at least -10) – you can rent a sleeping bag -18 from us if required (deposit required)
  • Head torch – if you dont have your own we can supply this – you supply batteries
  • Thermal under trousers , fleece jacket and thermal upper body wear, fleece hat, perosnal gloves for inside mountain gloves
  • Backpack 50 to 60 liters for carrying personal equipment
  • Water (2 liters bottle required – refills available)
  • Chocolate or high calorie sweets /snacks
  • Warm gloves for wearing inside Mountain Gloves, Warm Hat
  • Sunglasses, Sun cream and Lip balm – essential.
  • Travel Insurance – recommended

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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