Chachacomani South West Face

This approach to this imposing peak in the middle of the Cordillera Real has only recently been explored by our very own guides. It is certainly a challenging route, but we will have the valleys and routes to ourselves. It also has the advantage of being a shorter expedition to the other more common ascent of the peak, being on the west side of the range.

Difficulty
6,027m
4 days
Price per person (USD)
Groups of 2 $750
Groups of 3 $675
Groups of 4 $630
Groups of 5+ $600
What's included?

Itinerary

DAY ONE

Depart from La Paz towards Lake Titicaca and the town of Copacabana until we reach a detour which takes us through the village of Peñas. Reaching the end of the road, we continue on foot for approx 3 hours until we reach the Jackosin camp (4,450m)

DAY TWO

Continuing our approach to the glacier, we reach our high camp on the edge of the ice (5,000m)

DAY THREE

Summit of Chachacomani. Crossing a large glacial plain around the base of the Centinela peak, we make our way to the east summit of Chachacomani. Return via the same route to our high camp, then back to basecamp.

DAY FOUR

Today we make our way from basecamp onto the road head, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to La Paz.

Equipment

Climbing Kit List

Provided by Bolivian Mountains

  • Tent (2 person, North Face or similar)
  • Thermarest plus roll mat
  • Cooking utensils (stoves, pans, plates, cups etc.)
  • Dining tent at base camps
  • Plastic boots (NB we have a wide selection of sizes. However, if your feet are particularly large or small, please let us know in advance to ensure we keep them aside for you)
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice axe
  • Helmets
  • Gaiters
  • Carabinas
  • Ropes

Recommended Personal Climbing Kit List

  • Backpack with waterproof lining (35lts recommended size)
  • Kit bag (or large backpack) for bulk of kit (porters or mules carry)
  • Sleeping bag (ideally 4 season)
  • Walking boots
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Waterproofs – tops and bottoms
  • Gloves with waterproof cover (ski gloves are best)
  • Warm headwear and sun hat/cap
  • Clothes for very cold temperatures (possibly down to -20ºC)
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses with UV protection (essential)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Camera.

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Difficulty rating

Very demanding. This trip should only be taken on by people who have a high level of fitness.
Whilst you'll receive the necessary training and instruction for the majority of our trips, this route requires some experience.