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Chaupi Orco

Chaupi Orco (Bolivia)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's a 4 hour drive from La Paz
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Chaupi Orco

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Chaupi Orco is a mountain in the Cordillera Apolobamba which is located to the north of the mythical Lake Titicaca and which straddles both Bolivia and Peru.

My suggestion:
Climbing Chaupi Orco's two peaks is only for experienced mountaineers.
My review

Located in the northwest of Bolivia, in the Cordillera Apolobamba, Chaupi Orco (which means "middle peak" in Quechua) is an impressive mountain range which stands over 6,000 metres above sea level. A quarter of it is located in Peru.

You can see the peaks of Chaupi Orco from the north shore of Lake Titicaca. Climbing the mountain is only for experienced mountaineers who are in excellent physical condition, and you have to climb from the Bolivian side as it's considered more easily accessible. It takes a week to trek from the village of Pelechuco, located 3,000 metres above sea level, and you'll typically start with an acclimatisation walk which will allow you to explore this exceptional place.

Please be aware that you must only climb this mountain with a professional guide and you'll also need a strong resistance to altitude.

Lake Titicaca, at the foot of Chaupi Orco
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