This is a magnificent hike; perhaps the most epic Bolivia has to offer. You will have the opportunity to explore uninhibited wilderness, while the surrounding scenery is the best of the Andes, with views of Ancohuma, Illimani, the Cordillera Real and Sunchuli. There will be many opportunities to observe Andean wildlife, including llamas, alpacas, Condors, Viscachas, Vicuñas and if you’re really lucky, the bespectacled bear. This enchanting trek through isolated villages, beautiful rolling hills sparkling with streams and the occasional waterfall, goldmines and the opportunity to bump into a Kallawaya (traveling doctor) from the village of Curva combined with hardcore trekking involving a series of switchbacks makes this an incredible and rewarding trip.
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.