Located in the Andes Cordillera region, Bolivia counts with many mountains and summits. Simply evocating them, makes climbing freaks and breathtaking landscapes lovers dream. What if you made your dreams come true?
Mountains and Bolivia are inseparable. This country of South America has many mountainous landscapes, that can be resumed into two main ranges: the Oriental Cordillera (from North to South: the Apolobamba Cordillera, the Royal Cordillera and the Quimsa Cruz Cordillera) and the Occidental Cordillera and its volcanoes (Sajama National Park and Lipez volcanoes).
In the heart of the Royal Cordillera, you may be seduced by the ascent of Pequeño Alpamayo, one of the most popular summits of Bolivia. However its summit wall is technical and you’ll need some experience in glacial ascent and good cramponing technical method.
Meanwhile, experienced mountaineers will love the fearsome Sajama volcano and its 55º slopes.
If you prefer summits lower than 6000 m, the Quimsa Cruz range provides less famous glacial mountains. It’s better known for its rock climbing routes.
Whether you are experimented or not in mountaineering, there will always be a mountain adapted to your level. Each option of ascent indicates the skills required for each mentioned summit.
For example, the ascent of Chearoco in the Royal Cordillera formed by vertical cliffs and dizzying ridges will make the delight of expert mountaineers. They will also love the mirador of Tunupa volcano. Don Luis, another mountain in Quimsa Cruz Cordillera is accessible to intermediate mountaineers.
Bolivia is the perfect mountain country. La Paz, its administrative capital, is located at 3600m above sea level, which makes it an ideal base camp to acclimatize to the Royal Cordillera. In the Bolivian Altiplano, mountains are everywhere. If you look up to the sky, you will see, more or less close, the rigds and andean peaks, covered with eternal snow. The altitude hiking and trekking are naturally part of the heart of the heritage of this country, that only aspires to share it with passionate mountaineers coming from all over the world.
Since millenniums, Bolivian have established a very particular relationship with mountains. Dealing with altitude and the cult of the summits have shaped their culture over the centuries. Incas, Quechuas or Aymaras, the Bolivian ancestors have always venerated the andean summits that surround them. Here, like nowhere else in the world, the ascents have a unique, authentic, almost sacred characteristic. All the locals you will meet during your stay will testify their love for the mountains, and will be honored to share their story with you. In Bolivia, mountains guide people and contribute to open the hearts.
All our ascents are done with the expertise of our bolivian high mountain guides, certified IFMGA