DAY 1: LA PAZ – SORATA (2800 m.a.s.l.)
Departure from La Paz in private car to Sorata, village located north of the Cordillera Real.
Travel through the most attractive places of this warm zone, at the valleys in the foothills of grand Illampu.
Night at the hostel.
DAY 2: SORATA – BASE CAMP (4600 m.a.s.l.)
After breakfast, we will take our transport to the next part of the journey. A dirt road will help us gain height until arriving to Lak’atiya, starting point for a trek that will take us through a not so visible trail, which generally crosses trough humidity and fog. After 4 hours we will find ourselves in a valley known as “Aguas Calientes”, which will be our base camp.
DAY 3: BASE CAMP – HIGH CAMP ILLAMPU (5500 m.a.s.l.)
We will depart at 08:30 y and start the walk and a part of the climb (3°- 4° of difficulty). Four hours into the journey we will install our camp in high ground Illampu which is also foothills Schulze peak. After that we will dine and rest.
DAY 4: HIGH CAMP – ILLAMPU SUMMIT (6360 m.a.s.l.) – BASE CAMP ILLAMPU (4600 m.a.s.l.)
We will start ascending at 2:00 am. A short plateau will make its appearance, after that, a lot of excitement and adventure awaits us with a first slope of 45°, which leads us to a ridge. We will continue this path until facing a new slope, this time one of 60°-65° that will finally lead us to the Summit. Magnificent would be the word to describe what can be observed from this point, the sunrise, the sea of clouds and the majestic Lake Titicaca.
We will descend through the same path to the base camp.
DAY 5: BASE CAMP – SORATA – LA PAZ
The return will be through the same way to Lak’atiya, from which we will keep on walking downward until reaching the place where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Sorata and then La Paz.