At 3600 meters (11811 ft), La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. It is modern but maintains the ancient Andean traditions that reveal architectural jewels from colonial times. It serves as our point of departure for our excursions to Ilimani, Huayani Potosi, and Condoriri. Additionally, due to its altitude it is an excellent place to acclimatize the body.
Containing colossal constructions that are scientifically unexplained, this pre-Colombian treasure is considered one of the most important archaeological sites on the continent.
This is the largest lake on the South American continent and the highest navigable lake in the world. At 3810 meters (12500 ft), it was declared a world cultural site by UNESCO. Part is located in the country of Peru, and part in Bolivia.
Copacabana is a traditionally holly site containing many pre-Colombian archeological treasures. The indigenous people here also celebrate religious festivals with mixed Catholic and Aymara traditions.
Isla del Sol
During the Inca Empire, this island was one of the most sacred places. According to legend, this Island gave birth to the first Incas Manco Kapac and Mama OcKllo.
National Park Condoriri
This is one of the most spectacular areas in the Andes. The park is dominated by the Condoriri Mountain, whose peak forms a mythic resemblance to a condor, considered by the indigenous people to be the messenger of God. Additionally, it is a great place to acclimatize as it is surrounded by an additional 16 peaks. Base Camp is situated at 4,500 meters, (14764 ft) on the shores of Lake Chiarcota. From there, we have access to some of the most beautiful peaks in the region: El Mirador (5250 m, 17224 ft), El Austria (5300 m, 17388 ft), El Tarija (5300 m, 17388 ft), El Pequeno Ilusion (5350 m, 17552), El Pequeno Alpamayo (5420 m, 17782 ft), and the Condoriri (5,720 m, 18776).
El Huayana Potosi
Its proximity to La Paz (25 km, 15.6 miles), its easily accessed main refuge (Casa Blanca 4600 m, 15092 ft), and its elevation of more than 6,000 meters, makes this one of the most visited mountains in Bolivia. It also has a second "high camp" refuge situated at 5,150 meters (16896 ft) where climbers can spend the night or rest before their summit attempt.
On clear days, this mountain affords fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Titicaca.