Ascenso al Nevado Illimani (El Guardián de La Paz)

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Ascenso al Nevado Illimani (El Guardián de La Paz)

The Illimani massif (6438 m.a.s.l.) is located at the most southern point of the Real mountain range. Its magnitude dominates La Paz and symbolizes protection. It is composed of peaks higher than 6000 meters and represents a beautiful glacier course, with its sharp edges and its wonderful overview of the surroundings which will leave you breathless.


DAY 1: LA PAZ – PINAYA – PUENTE ROTO (4470 m.a.s.l.)
Leaving the hotel in a private car to Pinaya (3880m.alt), a village located on the hillside of snowy Illimani. Meeting with our team of mules and shepards and hiking towards base camp called Puente Roto.
Camping Night
DAY 2: PUENTE ROTO – “NIDO DE CONDORES” (5470 m.a.s.l.)
After breakfast, we’ll hike following the aplomb part of the morena at first. We’ll then follow a steep path which includes a rather tough crest taking us to the high camp of “Nido de Cóndores”
Camping Night
DAY 3: “NIDO DE CONDORES” – ILLIMANI SUMMIT (6439 m.a.s.l.) – PUENTE ROTO (4470 m.a.s.l.)
To reach the summit, we’ll start our ascent at 1:00 am.
We’ll climb following crests located between rocky and icy parts on the edge of slopes and crevices. After reaching the part called “Escalera al Cielo” we’ll have to climb 45°/ 55° slopes. After this ascent, we’ll reach the edge of the crest which will take us to the summit. Descent using the same route towards Puente Roto base camp.
Camping Night
DAY 4: PINAYA (3880 m.a.s.l.) – LA PAZ (3600 m.a.s.l.)
At 10:00 am we’ll hike to the village of Pinaya where we’ll have lunch and return to La Paz by private car.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/7/2020 - 7/9/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duración: 4 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Todos los Hoteles en La Paz, Bolivia
Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Private transportation
  • Certified guide IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV
  • Experienced cook, all the food and full kitchen equipment
  • Muleteer and pack animals for approach marches
  • Porters for altitude camps
  • Camping
  • - Helmet - Harness - Classic ice axe - Boots - Crampons
  • Entrance fee
  • Oxygen (Supplementary)
  • First aid kit

No Incluye

  • International airplane ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Nothing not detailed in the program
  • A satellite phone (USD 20 per day, excluding communication costs) (Possibility to rent)
  • A hyperbaric chamber (USD 20 per day) (Possibility to rent)


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