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Pequeño Alpamayo

Practical information on Pequeño Alpamayo

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Lake
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours by car from La Paz
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Pequeño Alpamayo

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

The Pequeño Alpamayo is a mountain located to the north of the Cordillera Real, in the department of La Paz.

My suggestion:
I would advise you not to visit the region between January and March, because that is the rainy season and the trails are sometimes impassable.
My review

If you are a trekking enthusiast, you will certainly find your heart’s delight in Bolivia. An hour’s drive from La Paz, the Cordillera Real is a majestic mountain range that peaks between 4000 and 6000 m of altitude. It is no coincidence that it has been given the nickname of the “Himalayas of the New World”! 

But beware, most of the treks in the Cordillera Real are not for “Sunday hikers” due to the extremely high altitudes involved. It is therefore essential to be in excellent health and to have the right equipment before setting out to climb its mountain passes and peaks. Don’t go alone either, but call on the services of a serious high mountain guide.

Not far from Laguna Chiar Khota, the Pequeño Alpamayo is a mountain of over 5400 m of altitude located within Condoriri National Park. Its summit is considered as being rather easy to climb. Attention, before climbing, you will first need to go down a rocky slope. It is also recommended to attempt an ascent of the Pequeño Alpamayo as an acclimatisation hike before taking on the famous Huayna Potosi.

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