Cordillera Real Traverse
This is a challenging and hardcore trek through the entire
Cordillera Real: it covers 160 km (100 mi),
not taking into account ups and downs; crosses up to twenty passes over
4,000 m (16,000 ft); and
involves more than 12000 m ( 40,000 ft) of ascent and descent. The route
passes through fantastic mountain scenery. The part of the trek on the
eastern side of the Cordillera takes you through areas that are seldom
visited by outsiders. The western side brings you up close to some of
the mountains you see from the Altiplano. The first few days are particularly
tough because you will be carrying 20 days' food and fuel-the route
does not pass any villages with shops. How ever, you may prefer to hire
mules in Sorata for the first 2 or 3 days to Ancoma or Cocoyo.
| To lighten your load, you could arrange
a food drop at the Huayna Potosi hut. A rest day at Refugio Huayna Potosi
provides a welcome break and one of the best showers in Bolivia. Plan for
another rest day en route, depending on how you are going and where you
want to stop. It is possible to start the trek in Cohoni and finish with
a 2,000m ( 6,500-ft) descent into Sorata to recover. But starting at Sorata
means you get closer to La Paz every day and so, should you want or need
to pull care two lout, it will take less time to get back to civilization.
Day 1: Arrival to La Paz. Meeting point.
Day 2: Acclimatisation day in La Paz.
Day 3: Driving to the colonial town of
Sorata. Hotel accommodation in Residencial Sorata.
Day 4: Trekking to Lakathiya.
Day 5: Trekking to Estancia Utaña
Day 6: Trekking to Cocoyo.
Day 7: Trekking to below Abra (Paso) Sarani,
Day 8: Trekking to Chajowara.
Day 9: Climbing to the pass before Estancia
Day 10: Trekking to Laguna Jankho Khota
Day 11: Trekking to Lago Sistaña.
Day 12: Trekking to Laguna Chiar Khota,
in the Condoriri Mountain group.
Day 13: Trekking to above Chacapampa.
Day 14: Moving to Laguna Warawarani.
Day 15: Trekking to Zongo Pass, Huayna
Potosi peak refuge.
Day 16: Drive back to la Paz. Hotel accommodation.
Day 17: Flight back at home.
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