Condoriri Coroico

Tour Overview

The landscape is baren and bleak but all views north and east are dominated by the 6,088 m (19,968 ft) Huayna Potosi. The defferences in weather, temperature, and vegetation between the start and finish are extreme. You will walk across a snow-covered moonscape and pass through dense subtropical vegetation.


  • A beautiful hike visiting the Condoriri National Park and the nicest bolivian mountain Condoriri.
  • A spectacular descent of over 3,000 m (9,840 ft), from mountain ranges to the dense subtropical vegetation.
  • Pre - Hispanic paving and a spectacular but savage descent.
  • Incredible variety of landforms and vegetation across the various altitude zones.
  • Two passes over 5,000 m (16,400 ft).
  • Suitable for:

  • Average fitness.
  • Acclimatized and determined people.
  • Beginners to experienced climbers.

    Land costs include:

  • Transportation. Bolivian Journeys has a private driver to provide in country transport, thus ensuring our safety and facilitating an independent schedule that does not depend on public transportation.
  • Food. We eat high quality meals using fresh local ingredients.
  • All group climbing gear.
  • Mules.
  • Professional mountain guide.
  • Land costs do not include:

  • Meals except while climbing.
  • Park fee .
  • Gratuities to guides and staff.
  • Insurance.
  • Rescue or medical expenses that may occur during the trip.
  • Day 1

    We depart La Paz in the morning bound for trailhead at the Estancia Tuni 4,500m (14,760ft), where we meet our team of "arrieros" (muleteers) and we will begin the trek to discover the south west side of the Cordillera Real. The drive in takes us across the broad and expansive high altiplano, passing the original sight of the city of LaPaz. Three hours hike to Laguna Chiar Khota 4,650m (15,252ft). In the afternoon we hike to Pico Austria 5,300m (17,384ft).
  • Day 2

    After a hardy breakfast, we slowly work our way up toward our next pass at 5,000m (16,400ft) where you will see the Huyna Potosi and the Condoriri group mountains, and after crossing a number of silt laden streams arrive at Maria LLoco. We make camp right in front of the impressive Huayna Potosi's west face; great photographic opportunities.
  • Day 3

    We begin our trek moving up and out of Maria Lloco valley on a steep trail for the last pass at 5,100m (16,728ft) next to the Huayna Potosi mountain 6,088m (19,968ft). In the afternoon arrive to Laguna Milluni.
  • Day 4

    Our descent into the Bolivian lowlands and jungle begins from the Huayna Potosi's base camp. We cross over the Charkini mountain pass 4,900m ( 16,072 ft) and gain excellent views of Nevado Huayna Potosi's east face. We will end our day's trek by setting up camp in Sanja Pampa.
  • Day 5

    As we trek along Rio Chukura we begin to see a dramatic shift in vegetation and climate as we travel from the more arid Andean highlands into the sub-tropical vegetation of the Yungas, we camp near Choro.
  • Day 6

    Today we hike up and down to Sandillani where we visit a Japanesse who has been living there for 30 years, we camp near his house.
  • Day 7

    We descend to the village of Chairo. Transportation to Coroico-La Paz (4 hours).


  • 2 lightweight, long sleeve polypropylene shirts
  • 1 medium weight fleece shirt or wool sweater
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 expedition down parka with hood
  • 1 outer shell jacket with hood
  • Bottoms

  • 1 pair long underwear bottoms
  • 1 pair wind pants
  • 1 pair synthetic trekking or around camp pants
  • Footwear

  • 1 pairs wool socks
  • 1 pair light weight trekking
  • Boots

  • 1 pair trekking boots
  • 1 pair sandals for hanging around in camp
  • Hand wear

  • 1 pair fleece mittens
  • 1 pair overmitts
  • Head gear

  • 1 wool hat
  • 1 pair glacier glasses
  • 1 sunhat
  • Sleeping gear

  • 1 down or synthetic sleeping bag (rated to 15 F) *
  • 1 full length closed cell foam pad
  • Pack

  • 1 daypack for approach hike and possible use on summit day and carry-on bag
  • 1 large (7,500+ duffle bag for gear, include small padlock
  • Misc

  • 1 first-aid kit
  • 1 headlamp, include extra batteries *
  • 1 one quart water bottle
  • Lip balm (spf 30) and sun screen (spf 40)
  • Pocket knife
  • Adjustable ski poles (highly recommended)*

( * ) Items can be rented from Bolivian Journeys

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Tour details:

Days: 7 days

Difficulty: Easy

Location: Cordillera Real