Cordillera Real Fast

Tour Overview

Bolivia Andes, this three day journey takes us to the heart of the Cordillera Real, Bolivia's most prominent mountain range and one of the Ande's loftiest and most impressive ranges. The Cordillera Real is over 200 km. long, with more than 600 peaks over 5,000m (16,400ft). Our lama caravan trekking journey, begins in beautiful, Estancia Tuni. Perched in a valley beneath towering mountain peaks, this is the perfect place for us to begin our trek and further acclimatize. Our trekking route circumnavigates the Condoriri massif with amazing mountain views and stunning camps every day. Our high point on this trek is 5,300m (17,384ft).


  • A beautiful hike visiting the Condoriri National Park.
  • Hike to Pico Austria 5,300m (17,384 ft).
  • Two passes over 5,000 m (16,400 ft).
  • Superb mountain views from several high passes.
  • Beautiful view over Huayna Potosi's south face.
  • Ideal for acclimatization.
  • 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 La Arrinconada 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. One hour hike to Laguna Chiar Khota 4,650m (15,252ft). Free afternoon to explore the area on your own, recommended 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 Huayna 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. Return travel to La Paz, along the way you will see wild llamas and alpacas, last breathtaking view of Huayna Potosi.


  • 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: 3 days

Difficulty: Easy

Location: Cordillera Real