The Condoriri trekking is a very nice trek without great technical difficulty, relatively close to La Paz, and allowing beautiful views of the Condoriri massif. It allows you to gain height, always in “mode” trek to Pic Austria which culminates at 5300m above sea level. It also allows you to experience part of the wild atmosphere of the Bolivian Andes and disconnect completely in the heart of exceptional nature. Breathtaking view of the imposing “Condor´s head”. A very nice atmosphere for average trekkers.
3 days on the spot.
Driver with private vehicle
Spanish speaking trekking guide
between 3.600 and 5.300 m asl
from may to October
Departure from La Paz to reach the Laguna Khotia located in the south part of the Cordillera Real. From the Khotia Lake, the trail to Chiarkhota Lake is non-technical and among the most traveled in the Royal Cordillera. We start towards south, ascend to the “Contador” pass (4760 meters / 15 616 feet asl.), which offers a pretty view of mountain peaks that seem to plunge into a large valley. Lake Alka Quta is in view, as is the Palcoco nmine. We continue our descent to the valley following the cordillera, crossing a semi-swampy area close to the Surakhota lake (4410 meters / 14 468 feet asl.), and then heading up towards the south-east on the mountain to the Ajwani Lake (Lake of the birds, 4615 meters / 15 141 feet asl.), home to many ducks.
Special information :
Change in elevation: +550 m/-385 m
breakfast, lunch, dinner
breafast, lunch, dinner
We start off towards the north-east, following the lake to a moraine. We climb up to Congelada lake (4880 meters / 16 010 feet asl.). The place is magic. The view is splendid, with the Condoriri glacier plunging into turquoise waters. The cliffs of the Left Wing and the Head of the Condor look imposing from here. We continue to the south-east and up a steep slope to the Austria pass at 5140 meters / 16 863 feet above sea level. A steep trek up screed terrain to its peak (5330 meters / 17 486 feet asl ) is optional before starting the descent. The Austria peak offers the best view of the Condoriri massif. We descend towards the south-east to Chiarkhota Lake (4680 meters / 15 354 feet asl), which is the base camp for Condoriri and Pequeño Alpamayo. Walking to reach the Rinconada spot where the vehicle is waiting. Private transfer to return to La Paz.
Special information :
Change in elevation: +505 m/-695 m