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We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Capacity: 5 per person
Combine the stunning Condoriri trek with a climb of the spectacular and straightforward Huayna Potosi peak.
Join us for some superb high altitude hiking and mountaineering in Bolivia.
Hikers love walking and hiking in the majestic Cordillera Real mountain range. This area is great for spotting condors and Real’s outline resembles this iconic Andean bird taking off.
We walk up close to beautiful glaciers, lakes and are always accompanied by mountain views on the trails.
This fully-supported hike runs smoothly thanks to our professional guides, a cook, pack animals and full support staff team.
Having spent most of the trek above 4,500m/14,764ft, you will be well acclimatised for our next goal.
Huayna Potosi (6,088m/19,974ft) itself is a relatively easy ascent for such a high peak. It is the perfect Andean mountain for novice or experienced mountaineers.
The summit provides amazing views of La Paz, El Alto, Illimani, Mururata, the Amazon Basin, Condoriri, the Cordillera Real, Altiplano and even Lake Titicaca.
Read our blog with tips and advice on how to make it to the summit.
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
The Cordillera Apolobamba circuit trek is one of the South America’s best long distance hikes.
You will walk in two stunning national parks during this two-week tour to some of Bolivia’s more remote mountain areas.
Our expert guides take you well off-the-beaten-path in the heart of the Cordillera Apolobamba.
This is a fully supported circuit walk, one for hikers who dream of having mountain ranges all to themselves.
The first part of the trek is in part of the Madidi National Park, the largest and most important protected wilderness area that spans Bolivian highlands and Bolivian Amazon.
This seven-day circuit is in the north-eastern part of the Apolobamba mountain range through largely uninhabited countryside.
The second part of the trek takes us into the Apolobamba National Park, high into the remote Andes and the largest vicuña reservation in Bolivia.
We walk into the heart of the southern Apolobamba mountains towards the village of Curva. This is the home of the Kallawaya Indians, the shamans of the Andes.
Apolobamba National Park
The word Apolobamba, originally Apullu Pampa (several plateaus), is the ancient name for the Ulla Ulla plains.
Nowadays, these plains constitute the Apolobamba National Park (Area Nacional de Manejo Integrado Apolobamba), the largest Vicuña reserve in Bolivia.
Ulla Ulla boasts a swelling population of 2,500 vicuñas and healthy numbers of black ibises, Chilean flamingos, Andean geese and viscachas. The wild vicuña herds can be observed at close range.
During the day, the vicuñas graze with the alpaca. Towards evening, when their domesticated brothers and sisters head home to their stone-wall corrals, the vicuñas head off to more isolated pastures.
The land here has been home to many different peoples through the centuries. Some still survive in the lower mountain valleys.
The Kallawaya Indians, who are the most well known, are the traditional healers of the area. Highly respected throughout South America (they journey as far as Patagonia and Panama), they are expert in the use of herbal medicine.
Their art is making diagnoses by ‘reading’ a llama’s entrails or scattered coca leaves. The Kallawayas also work as arrieros on the trek.
Madidi National Park
The park started as a very small area between the shores of the lower Tuichi River and the Madidi River. As a result of the success of the conservation and tourism development programs more land has been brought into the protected area.
Madidi Park adjoins the Ulla Ulla wild life reservation and together they form the largest protected land area in Bolivia.
Prices From $1830 / £1524.999939 per person
Dates: From September 2019 to April 2020
Hike the best 7-day version of the classic W trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia.
On this stunning small group trekking we travel to Torres del Paine and walk the classic Paine W hike.
This fully-supported guided Paine W trek is based on the standard W, but with a twist as you stay in a combination of a luxury Eco-Camp and mountain refugios.
Enjoy hot water showers, electricity and plenty of delicious food and wine.
As well as the beautiful highlights of Grey Glacier, French Valley and Towers and Horns of Paine – there is a bonus visit to the Milodon Cave and the Eastern lakes of Torres del Paine national park.
In the award winning Eco-camp you can choose between standard and superior domes.
These tented, igloo-type domes which minimise environmental impact while providing a comfortable setting in nature.
Torres del Paine National Park
The name Paine comes from a Tehuelche Indian word meaning blue.
The Torres – or Towers – are named after three spectacular granite peaks, the highest reaching 2,900m/9,514ft, that form the centrepiece of Torres del Paine.
Other notable peaks include Paine Grande at 3,050m/10,007ft and Los Cuernos (the Horns) that range from 2,200-2,600m/7,218-8,530ft.
Forests, steppe lands, lakes and valleys surround them.
Remote and beautiful – Bolivia’s Sajama National Park tour offers off-the beaten track mountain walks and hot springs.
Sajama National Park provides an excellent opportunity to discover a little visited part of southern Bolivia.
Trek in the shadow of Bolivia’s highest peak – Nevado Sajama (6,542m/21,463ft) – with this tour which is just 5 hours from La Paz.
Snow-capped volcanoes fringe the vast altiplano and lagoons lie only a hike away in the mountains.
Geysers and hot springs await and you can be sure to see a variety of typical Andean wildlife, such as llama, vicuna, alpaca, flamingos and viscachas amongst many.
Add a splash of culture by visiting the fascinating Andean Sistine Chapel and explore the village of Sajama and its picturesque little church when you stay in this remote community.
We have included the options of trekking and camping or alternatively enjoy several day walks, returning to your hotel in the evening.
Either way you are up close to nature in this remote mountain environment.
We use simple hotel accommodation, but we can tailor this tour to be exclusively camping or hotel accommodation or a mix, whatever you prefer.
The colours of the national park are a beautiful mix of white, greens, yellows and browns and its geysers are set in a peaceful location, surrounded by mountains.
If you camp at one of the beautiful, coloured lagoons, we are most likely to be the only souls there.
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Yes it was an amazing trip made better because we did not feel ill and of course the organisation of your team.
The hot water to wash in was a nice surprise, the tea in bed, and the food was fantastic. They really know their stuff.
The porters were polite and clapped for us when we arrived back in the camp, the small things that mean a lot.
We were very happy with everything. Victor is very knowledgeable and is very enthusiastic.
The equipment was well looked after and a well run team
A van Niekirk, South Africa, April 2017
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