Ancohuma or Janq’u Uma (Aymara janq’u white, uma water, “white water”, also spelled Janq’uma, other spellings, Jankho Uma, Jankhouma) is the third highest mountain in Bolivia (after Sajama and Illimani).
It is located in the northern section of the Cordillera Real, part of the Andes, east of Lake Titicaca. It lies just south of the slightly lower Illampu, near the town of Sorata.
At 09:00 am we leave La Paz, we pass through the beautiful landscape of the Cordillera Real, passing near Lake Titicaca, and then pass through the town of Achacachi, Warisata from where you can see the imposing snowy Illampu and Ancohuma, thus arriving next to where you can see the beautiful population of Sorata 2,700m, once we reach the town we settle in the Hotel, in the afternoon we make a trekking towards the Gruta de San Pedro an abandoned mine of the Inca Culture and return.
Day 2 ■SORATA – LAGUNA CHILATA
In the morning we leave with direction to the Laguna Chilata 4,200m passing through the beautiful landscape of the high valleys of Sorata, passing through the fields of corn and other food and the Andean fauna and thus we reach the Chilata lagoon where we camp.
Day 3 ■LAGUNA CHILATA – LAGUNA GLACIAR
On this very early day we leave for the 5.030m Glacier Lagoon, climbing through abandoned mines, spectacular views of the mountains and the high valleys of the area and thus reach the glacier lagoon, impressive mountain landscape with an immense glacier of the mountain, then return by the same route to the Chilata lagoon where our campsite is installed with a walk of 6 to 7 hours.
Day 4 ■LAGUNA GLACIAR – CAMPO ALTO
After breakfast we continue to 5.750m high field in 4 hours we prepare the campsite on the glacier where we spend the night.
Day 5 ■SUMMIT – LAGUNA CHILATA
At 01:00 am we start climbing the Ancohuma mountain 6,427m in 6 to 7 hours we reach the summit and then return to the high field we continue returning to Laguna Chilata where we spent the last night.
Day 6 ■LAGUNA CHILATA – SORATA – LA PAZ
After breakfast we continue to the town of Sorata where we take the transport and then return to the city of La Paz in the afternoon.
High Mountain Guide
Chef – Food lunch, dinner and breakfast
Mules and their muleteer
Camping equipment tent and mat
Backpack 60 liters
5 liter backpack
Snack chocolates and water
What to bring
Muy agradecido de haberme encontrado con William. Me dio una mano cuando la necesitaba.
Cálida y dedicada atención.
Un amigo en La Paz.
Saludos desde Argentina.
Si gustan de hacer Huayna Potosí, Uyuni o Copabana háganlo con South Treks!
Gerardo Nicolás D
I did Illimani with my guide Felix and it was a big adventure cause we were the only people on the mountain :)
Thank you William for organizing this great trip
michael kSolo travel
Super guide et organisation!!! Le camino de la muerte en toute sécurité. Equipement fourni, explication, histoire, photos et vidéos inclus :)
Juste l’almerzo à 17h30 😕
Laura FLa Seyne-sur-Mer, Francia
Mi experiencia al ir al Glaciar Italia fue ¡espectacular!!! E inolvidable. Yo recomiendo a las personas que quieran conocer este lugar que se animen a ir por que es un lugar mágico y sorprendente. Cargado de sorpresas y emociones.
Yolanda PMexico DF.
Fueron pacientes al esperarnos y podrían mejorar al enviarnos las fotos lo mas pronto posible, demoraron casi una semana
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