Illimani is the mountain that overlooks La Paz and is considered the guardian mountain of the city. It is the second highest peak in Bolivia standing at 6438 meters (21,122 ft) and the highest in the Cordillera Real. This is a challenging climb and while not very technical some experience is required. This climb is run only during the dry season.
Illimani is an iconic mountain that can been seen from La Paz.
This mountain is often used as the symbol of La Paz and is the second highest peak in Bolivia standing at 6438 meters (21,122 ft) and the highest in the Cordillera Real. It has three prominent peaks visable from La Paz (it actually has several peaks over 6000 meters) and the most commonly climbed route is on the west face.
To climb this mountain you should have some experience and be very well acclimitised.
We recommend that you have spent at least 7 days above 3000 meters and have done some high altitude trekking or climbed another 5500 meter plus peak.