Huayna Potosí is the most popular peak in Bolivia as it is easily accessible to novices. At 6088m it surpasses the magic 6000m mark, meaning you’re kicking ass if you reach the summit. This climb is certainly a challenge but attainable to anyone who is acclimatized. It is worth every oxygen-depleting step. The breathtaking views, the twinkling night lights below you and the shimmering stars above you makes you feel like you’re floating between two worlds. The incredible sunrise and views over the city and Cordillera Real mountain range make this climb one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences in SA.
This is a steep and wonderful trek. 6-7 hours of trekking uphill will bring you to the sacred lake Chillata. This lake is shrouded in legend and mystery, home to Inca ruins and witches can sometimes be seen at the shore communicating with the lake in a bid to heal people. A further climb to 5,038m brings you to the Glacier – striking and surrounded by small floating icebergs. Hummingbirds fill the silence with the fantastic views of Illampu and the stunning sunset completing this beautiful scene.
One can only reach the Condoriri base camp by foot beginning at Tuni Lagoon. The views are highly rewarding, overlooking the immense Condoriri Massif, 13 snow packed peaks ranging from 5,100 – 5,648m. This is a fantastic high altitude trek, but not for the faint hearted, it offers spectacular views of glaciated peaks, distant views of Lake Titicaca and the odds are great for spotting condors.