> Reach Austria Peak
> Have breakfast by the lake
> Visit the base camp of Huayna Potosi
This short trek takes place on slopes of the mountain in Royal Range, where you can enjoy the spectacular landscape, breathe pure air, see wildlife like LLama, donkeys, vizcacha, allkamari etc… and many lagoons with their unique own colors. Join us and get to know the local flora and fauna, have breakfast by the lake, and trek through the west face of Huayna Potosi.
This short trek is recommended to acclimatize, if you are thinking to climb any mountain in Bolivia over 6000m, like Huayna Potosi. Join us on this trek and get to know the Cordillera Real!
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am and we will drive for around 3 hours out of the city and through the Andean highlands until we reach Rinconada (4500 meters) from where we start the trek.
After an hour of gentle uphill trekking past several small lakes, we arrive at the larger lake of Chiar Khota (4700 meters). From there we begin the steeper ascent of Pico Austria (5350 meters) for around an additional 3 hours until we reach the summit.
From the top of Pico Austria, we have a spectacular view of Mt. Condoriri, with its shape of a Condor with its wings spread wide, Lake Titicaca, the west face of Huayna Potosi, and numerous other peaks of the Cordillera Real. Our descent to Chiar Khota will take around 1 hour.
We will spend the night at Chiar Khota.
We will breakfast by the lakeside and break camp before beginning our trek to Maria Llocko. During our trek, we will cross over two passes, the first with an elevation of 5000 meters and the second with an elevation of 4900 meters. Along the way, we will observe the typical fauna and vegetation of the high altiplano.
After around 7 hours of trekking, we will arrive at our second camp, Maria Llocko (4700 meters). Maria Llocko is a scenic spot at the base of the mighty west face of Huayna Potosi and is where we will make our camp for the second night.
Today our 4 hour trek will take us from the west side of Huayna Potosi and over a pass of 5100 meters. After crossing over into the next valley, we will arrive at the base camp of Huayna Potosi (4700 meters).
We usually arrive at our office in La Paz around 1:00 PM.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.
A muleteer will be there to assist with transporting all the necessary equipment, luggage, food, etc.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.