In Condoriri National Park you'll have spectacular views of the glaciated peaks at close range, visiting spotless lakes with gulls, ibis, Andean geese, llamas, alpaca, wild ducks, and the rabbit-like curly-tailed vizcacha.
We'll pick you up at your hotel or hostel in La Paz (11,975 feet above sea level) at the agreed-upon time and then set off in our private vehicle for Tuni Condoriri Lagoon. Mt Condoriri's name means Head of the Condor in Aymara, and this high-altitude lake is the principal source of water for La Paz. It will take us about two and a half hours to arrive at Tuni Condoriri, which is located at an altitude of 13,779 ft. Here, we'll meet up with our porters, whose llamas will be in charge of carrying the camping equipment. Beginning our trek, we'll ascend to an altitude to 15,157 ft and set up our first camp on the shores of breathtaking Chiara Khota Lagoon. We'll rest at the camp where we'll spend the night, having trekked for approximately 3 hours.011
The altitude can make the going difficult, which is why it's essential that before attempting this trek you spend a couple of days acclimating in La Paz.
We'll rise very early on the second day in order to enjoy the sun rising over the snowy Andean peaks as the cook prepares a satisfying breakfast. Once we're ready, we'll begin the hike up to two high passes at around 16,076 ft, from where we'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the high peak of Huayna Potosí. After taking advantage of the opportunity to take some unbeatable photos, we'll descend to an altitude of 1968 ft as we head from the pass towards Liviñosa Lagoon, where we'll set up the second night's camp after having trekked about 6 hours and settle down to rest under the stars of the southern hemisphere.
On the final day you'll be able to feel and see the ecosystems changing as we descend through the cloud forest and into the lushly vegetated spectacular Zongo Valley in the eastern foothills of the Cordillera Real over the next few hours. There, we'll find the village of Chacapampa at 12,139 ft. We'll meet up with the return vehicle awaiting us at the enormous hydroelectric plant which supplies La Paz. En route you'll be able to observe Huayna Potosí's base camp and several strikingly colored lakes. Upon our arrival back in La Paz we'll drop you back off at your hotel or hostel.
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