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ANDEAN ASCENTS

Climb Ancohuma (6427 m.a.s.l) the second highest Mountain of the Cordillera Real.

MOUNTAINEERING BOLIVIA

The mountain is located in the northern section of the Cordillera Real. Ancohuma (6427 m.a.s.l) is a bulky mountain with numerous ridges, faces and it's the second highest of the Cordillera Real.

Janq'u uma literally mean “White Water”

For the normal route, access by Sorata and the Glacier lagoon as base camp.

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Who?

This program is addressed to people who have medium high mountain experience.

Difficulty

AD+

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Season

April to October

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Day 1: La Paz – Sorata (2800 m.a.s.l.) – Chillata lagoon (4183 m.a.s.l.)

Day 2: chillata lagoon –Glacier lagoon (5200 m.a.s.l.)

Day 3: Glaciar lagoon – High camp in Snow (5700 m.a.s.l.)

Day 4: High camp – Ancohuma Summit (6427 m.a.s.l.) – Glacier lagoon (5200 m.a.s.l.)

Day 5: Glaciar lagoon – Sorata – La Paz (3600 m.a.s.l.)

TRIP

DETAILS

Difficulty

AD+

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Ratio

1 guide / 2 clients

Season

April to October

Location

Cordillera Real, Lp Bolivia

DETAILED PROGRAM

DAY 1: LA PAZ – SORATA (2800 m.a.s.l.) – CHILLATA LAGOON (4183 m.a.s.l.)

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

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

We will go up the same road and continue through a path leading south walking around the outer edge of the mountain until arriving to Chillata lagoon where we will set up our camp.

Camping Night

DAY 2: CHILLATA LAGOON –GLACIER LAGOON (5200 m.a.s.l.)

Day of approach, walking once more uphill. We will find granite rocks through the path that might be slippery due to the humidity. After hours of walk we will find ourselves in a paradisiac lagoon which will be our base camp for the evening. Beautiful sunset and privileged view of Titicaca Lake and its sea of clouds under the lagoon.

Camping Night

DAY 3: GLACIAR LAGOON – HIGH CAMP IN SNOW (5700 m.a.s.l.)

On this day we will go through unstable morena rock with the goal of gaining height, after which we will continue ascending the glacier until reaching 5800 mts of altitude. We will set up an advanced camp over the glacier.

Camping Night

 

DAY 4: HIGH CAMP – ANCOHUMA SUMMIT (6427 m.a.s.l.) – GLACIER LAGOON (5200 m.a.s.l.)

We will start ascending at 02:00 am. The path shows a wide glacier without much slope at the beginning, after which a 50°, 80 mts slope will show. After going through this wall there is only a small section between a ridge and a moderated slope, which will lead us to the summit.

Descent through the same path to Glacier lagoon (base camp).

Camping Night

DAY 5: GLACIAR LAGOON – SORATA – LA PAZ (3600 m.a.s.l.)

The return will be through the same way to Chillata lagoon, from which we will keep on walking downward until reaching the place where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Sorata and then La Paz.

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