Towering over the south of the city of La Paz, Illimani is a much revered mountain by the Bolivian people. It is also a technically hard climb, with an average gradient of around 50º

4 days
Price per person (USD)
Groups of 2 $975
Groups of 3 $900
Groups of 4 $840
Groups of 5+ $750
What's included?



Depart La Paz on a three hour journey to Estancia Una. We then have a three hour trek to our base camp (4,230m)


A five hour trek mostly on rock to the high camp – the “Condor’s Nest”, at 5,550m


Early start (2.00am) over glacial terrain up to the summit (6,438m). We then return to the high camp, break camp and continue down to the base camp.


Return to Estancia Una where our vehicle will be waiting, and return back to La Paz.


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.