Day 1: La Paz – Chiarkhota.
Depart from La Paz in the morning bound for trailhead at the place known as Rinconada located at 4300m. Here we meet our donkeys, which will ransport our heavy load (food, tents, etc.) to our camp 1.
After a two-hour hike we arrive at Chiarkhota Lagoon which we surround until we reach our camp (4700m) located on the shores on the east side of the Lagoon. From here, the view of the surrounding mountains is spectacular: Peak Aguja Negra (black needle peak), Mount Condoriri, Mount Illusion, Pico Austria, etc. Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Chiarkhota – Pequeño Alpamayo (5370m).
At about 3 a.m. we have our awake up for a light breakfast and then we start our hiking towards the base of the glacier, which we climb until we reach the summit of the peak known as Mount Illusion (5099m). From here, we descend on a rocky slope until we reach the base of the rocky and snowy ridge, which will climb until we get to the summit of the beautiful peak known as Pequeño Alpamayo. Enjoy wonderful views of the high mountains of the Cordillera Real. Climb back to the summit of mount Illusion and then we descend to the camp. After a hearty lunch, we start our trekking down to la Rinconada from where our transport will take you back to La Paz. Breakfast, Lunch Box.
Included: All meals during the excursion, professional mountain guide, camping equipment, private transportation, all entrance fees, and communal climbing gear.
Not included: Personal climbing outfit, personal expenses, tips, airport taxes, personal travel insurance.
Grading: easy – moderate – hard.