Climbing Chachacomani


4 Days





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La Paz City

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Climbing Chachacomani 6074 m.a.s.l

Chachacomani, standing tall at 6,074 meters (19,918 feet) above sea level, is a captivating peak nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. Here’s why adventurous travelers should consider climbing it:

  1. Spectacular Scenery: Chachacomani offers breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and rugged landscapes. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views that will leave you in awe.
  2. Secluded Beauty: Unlike some more popular peaks, Chachacomani remains relatively secluded. It’s a chance to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the Andes.
  3. Moderate Challenge: With a difficulty level rated as moderate, Chachacomani is accessible to climbers with some experience. The ascent involves moderate walking and mountain climbing, making it an achievable goal for those seeking adventure.
  4. Year-Round Availability: Whether you’re planning a summer or winter expedition, Chachacomani is climbable year-round. The snow-capped summit beckons adventurers regardless of the season.


Chachacomani is a popular destination for mountaineers and trekkers due to its challenging terrain and stunning views. The name “Chachacomani” comes from the Aymara language, meaning “place where people are buried.”

About the Tour

Day 1: Depart from La Paz in a private car and travel to Alto Cruz Pampa village. Prepare for the trek with mule drivers and hike to the base camp of Chachacomani at 4695 meters above sea level.

Day 2: After breakfast, hike through a scenic route to the high camp of Chachacomani at 5130 meters above sea level. Set up camp and rest for the day.

Day 3: Start the ascent to Chachacomani summit at 2:00 am. The climb involves navigating through glaciers and small cracks on the mountain. Reach the summit and descend back to the base camp.

Day 4: Hike back to Alto Cruz Pampa village for lunch before returning to La Paz by private car.


Rugged beauty and lofty heights!

Itinerary of the Tour

🌞 Day 1 —


We will start our journey from the hotel in a private car, heading towards the altiplano. Upon arrival at the Alto Cruz Pampa village, we will make preparations with the mule drivers for our trek to the base camp of Chachacomani. We will trek through a deep valley to reach the base camp where we will set up camp for the night.

Camping night

Day 2 ―


After breakfast, we will embark on a trek through a pristine landscape, as Chachacomani is a relatively less visited mountain. We will follow a clear path through plains and slopes to reach the high camp. This hike will take the entire day, and upon arrival, we will set up camp and rest for the night.

Camping night

Day 3 ―


We will begin our ascent to the summit of Chachacomani at 2:00 am. The initial part of the climb will be on a glacier with a relatively easy-to-follow trail. As we progress towards the summit, we will navigate through small cracks and slopes of the mountain. Climbing a 40-degree slope for 40 meters, we will reach the beautiful summit of Chachacomani. After enjoying the views, we will descend back along the same route to return to the base camp for the evening.

Camping night

Day 4 ―


We will have an early start at 8:00 am for our hike back to the village of Alto Cruz Pampa. After having lunch in the village, we will travel back to La Paz in a private car.

Day 5 ―

Day 6 ―

Day 7+

— Included —

  • Private transport
  • Climbing Equipment
    • Crampons, safety harness, Ice axe, Helmet, puttee.
    • Gloves, Mask, windproof pants
  • Qualified mountain guide, Spanish-speaking
  • Chef – Food lunch, dinner and breakfast
  • Mules and their muleteer
  • Lunch

— Not Included —

  • Personal Expenses
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap, sunglasses, sunscreen

— Recommended —

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes

— Frequent Questions —

1. How difficult is the trek to the summit of Chachacomani?
The trek to the summit of Chachacomani is considered challenging due to the altitude and terrain. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are essential.

2. What is the best time of year to climb Chachacomani?
The best time to climb Chachacomani is during the dry season, which typically runs from May to October. This period generally has more stable weather conditions.

3. Do I need previous mountaineering experience to climb Chachacomani?
While previous mountaineering experience is not mandatory, it is recommended to have some basic technical skills and high-altitude trekking experience.

4. Are there any wildlife encounters to be aware of on the Chachacomani trek?
The area around Chachacomani is home to Andean wildlife such as vicuñas and condors. Travelers should be respectful of the local fauna and follow designated trails.

5. What gear and equipment are necessary for the Chachacomani trek?
Essential gear includes appropriate clothing for cold weather, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a tent, crampons, ice axe, and a helmet. It is important to be well-prepared for the high-altitude conditions.

6. Do I need to be acclimatized to the altitude?
Certainly! When planning to climb Chachacomani, it’s crucial to consider acclimatization to the high altitude. We recommend being well acclimatized. taking walking tours through Pico Autria and other destinations. But not only that you need to have mountain experience.

7. What emergency procedures are in place in case of accidents or altitude sickness?
If you go with us to climb Chachacomani or another destination, you can be sure that you will have an expert mountain guide by your side, who will be attentive to your well-being at all times, as well as the management of mountain equipment to reduce the risk of accidents.

8 Is it possible to customize the Chachacomani expedition with SouthTreks for a private group?
Yes, SouthTreks offers customizable Chachacomani expeditions for private groups. You can contact us to discuss your group’s preferences, dates, and any special requirements for a tailored mountain experience.

9. What type of shoes I need?
You need comfortable walking shoes. Your feet will appreciate.

10. Is this tour for me?
Of course if you want to travel. The perfect match if you’re planning to visit Bolivia’s most popular destination.

— Restrictions —

We do not recommend taking this tour, climbing to Chachacomani 6074m, if you do not comply with:

  1. Acclimatization: It is crucial for tourists to spend at least a few days in La Paz or other high-altitude areas before attempting the Chachacomani climb to acclimatize to the altitude. This will help prevent altitude sickness and ensure a more enjoyable and successful trek. We recommend taking a hiking tour, such as Pico Austria.
  2. Physical fitness: Tourists should be in good physical condition and have previous experience with high-altitude trekking or mountaineering. The ascent to Chachacomani involves challenging terrain and requires a certain level of physical fitness.


Trailblazing Route

This challenging ascent allows you to explore valleys and routes that were previously uncharted. As a trailblazer

Stunning Summit Views

The summit ridge rewards climbers with panoramic vistas. You’ll gaze upon neighboring peaks, glaciers, and the rugged beauty of the Cordillera Real

Connections to Kelluani

The northwest of Chachacomani lies a large flat glacier that links it to Kelluani (5,912 meters)

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