Illampu – Ancohuma Massif


This trek leaves from the village of Sorata (North East of the Cordillera Real) and will quickly take us to a high point to take a tour of the massifs of Illampu and Ancohuma. A tour of the slopes of the “Colosos” will allow you to cross sumptuous lakes and incredible tracks providing you with unique outlooks on glaciers and tropical green valleys.



This journey through retreated valleys passing through several high passes at more than 4500 meters altitude is aimed at mountain-climbers confirmed and well trained. This trekking therefore requires an excellent physical condition.




9 days / 8 nights


April to October


Day 1: La Paz – Sorata (2800 m.a.s.l.)

Day 2: Sorata – Lakhatiya (3900 m.a.s.l.)

Day 3: Lakhatiya – Illampu passage (m.a.s.l.) – Utjaña pampa (3900 m.a.s.l.)

Day 4: Utjaña pampa – Karwasani passage (4520 m.a.s.l.) – Cocoyo (3495 m.a.s.l.)

Day 5: Cocoyo – Sarani passage (4520 m.a.s.l.) – Valle chajolpaya (4100 m.a.s.l.)

Day 6: Chajolpaya valley – Calzada passage (5050 m.a.s.l.) – Chojña kota (4720 m.a.s.l.)

Day 7: Chojna quta lagoon (4720 m.a.s.l.) – San fransisco lagoon (4480 m.a.s.l.) 

Day 8: San fransisco lagoon (4520 m.a.s.l.) – Lojena (4360 m.a.s.l.)

Day 9: Lojena – La Paz (4360 m.a.s.l.)






9 days / 8 nights


1 guide / 5 clients


April to October


Cordillera Real, Lp Bolivia


DAY 1: LA PAZ – SORATA (2800 m.a.s.l.)

Departure from La Paz in private car to Sorata, village located north of the Real mountain range (Cordillera Real).

Travel through the most attractive places of this warm zone, at the valleys in the foothills of grand Illampu.

DAY 2: SORATA – LAKHATIYA (3900 m.a.s.l.)

We will meet with our carriers to begin our first day of trekking. Walk through a serpentine path to the brisket of Illampu. We will go uphill until reaching Lacatiya village where we will set up our camp. 

DAY 3: LAKHATIYA – ILLAMPU PASSAGE (m.a.s.l.) – UTJAÑA PAMPA (3900 m.a.s.l.)

We will go uphill until Illampu passage where we will have a nice view over the snowy Illampu. From which where we will go down to the Utjaña Pampa village, where we will set up our camp. 

DAY 4: UTJAÑA PAMPA – KARWASANI PASSAGE (4520 m.a.s.l.) – COCOYO (3495 m.a.s.l.)

In the morning we will go uphill to Karwasani passage, from which we can see the damp valley of Cocoyo. We will descend thourgh a wandering path until a Green valley where we will find the village of Cocoyo. Beyond the village we will find ourselves in the valley of Sarani, where we will set up our camp. 

DAY 5: COCOYO – SARANI PASSAGE (4520 m.a.s.l.) – VALLE CHAJOLPAYA (4100 m.a.s.l.)

We will go until the Sarani passage in the morning, we will go down to a valley where we can find the small Chajolpaya village from there. We will set up our camp near to the village in a Riverside prairie. 

DAY 6: CHAJOLPAYA VALLEY – CALZADA PASSAGE (5050 m.a.s.l.) – CHOJÑA KOTA (4720 m.a.s.l.)

Trek though Chajolpaya valley towards Calzada peak. We will reach the Calzada passage (5050 mts asl.) located between the glaciers of the Kasiri and Calzada mountains and we will go downhill through the southwest slope of the mountain range towards Carizal lagoon (4770 mts asl.) and the Chojña Kota lagoon, where we will set up our camp. 

DAY 7: CHOJNA QUTA LAGOON (4720 m.a.s.l.) – SAN FRANSISCO LAGOON (4480 m.a.s.l.) 

On the seventh day we will go by tree steps at almost 5000 mts asl. We will be able to enjoy an amazing view over the Ancohuma. We will start the trek on flat ground untill reaching the Ajoyan lagoon (4670mts asl), we will enjoy a wonderful view over the Calzada mountain from there. We will continue until reaching the Cacha lagoon and we will continue by the hillside of the mountain reaching a cute valley that holds the turquoise San Francisco lagoon (4480 mts asl). There we will be able to enjoy a relaxing bath in the warm water fountains near the lagoon. Camping by the lagoon. 

DAY 8: SAN FRANSISCO LAGOON (4520 m.a.s.l.) – LOJENA (4360 m.a.s.l

We will go up until Chotanlona passage, located at 4910 mts asl. From there we will have an amazing view over ILLAMPU, Ancohuma and the glaciers of Calzada and Kasiri. We will keep on going between ups and downs in the hillside of the mountain and passing through little lagoons until reaching Lojena (4360mts asl.) where we will set up our camp. 

DAY 9: LOJENA – LA PAZ (4360 m.a.s.l.)

We will walk to Milipaya village (3475mts asl.) from Llojena where our bus will be waiting to take us to La Paz.