Apolobamba range, Bolivia

We are a couple of french mountain lovers.
Having already been in Peru and Bolivia, we would like to complete our experience by exploring a more remote and much quieter area.
The Apolobamba range is common to Peru and Bolivia but the less difficult access in from Bolivia.
Getting there from La Paze involves 2 long days of land transportation, plus 2 or 3 days for acclimatation on the Titicaca lake, which is a good place.
Our goal is to cross the cordillera in the most interesting part, and climb 2 or 3 peaks “en route”, including the highest : Chaupi Orkho, 6044 m. These ascents are moderately technical (french grade AD).
As these valleys are seldom visited, it is difficult to rely on local resources. It seems much simpler to use an agency to organize everything and provide a good guide. The most reliable agency in La Paz is Thaki, but it is also the most expensive. We need a group of 6 persons to reduce the cost.
We are looking for experienced partners only.



3 replies
  1. Hello Pierre! I would love to talk more about this. My partner and I are both experienced trekkers and have experience backcountry snowboarding and ice climbing. I have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, all over the states, Mt Shasta, Annapaurna Circuit, Nar Phu, Upper Mustang, and Olympic National Park. We would only be able to embark the beginning in June as opposed to the beginning of July. Message me and we can talk! This sounds amazing.

    • Hi Caroline
      Thank you for showing interest in our plan.
      Unfortunately our dates cannot be changed, as we must work till July 11.

  2. Trip closed !