This peak is also known as Akamani.
Acamani (5666m) is at the southern end of the Cordillera Apolobamba, close to the Peruvian border, just north of Lake Titikaka (3810m). Acamani is the scared mountain of the Kallawayas, an indigenous culture of doctors still found in the region today. This is still a very remote region of Bolivia, it is beautiful, and life continues in a traditional way with the area largely being untouched by modern society, which makes for a memorable experience.
Please check the gear list to see what you will need to bring for the trip.
Day 1: La Paz (3600m) – Charazani (3200m)
We will travel from La Paz, up to El Alto, across the altiplano, to Charazani, the biggest village in the Apolobamba region and hopefully we will have the opportunity to visit the hot springs in the town.
Day 2: Charazani – Curva (3720m) – Canisaya (3640m) – Lake Chocoja (4500m)
We will drive for a short while to reach the small beautiful village of Canisaya, which is where we will start the trekking from. We will cross Rio Canisaya and then rise up to a pass, from where we will have views of Acamani and other mountains in the southern part of the Cordillera Apolobamba. We will contour across to reach the next valley, where most of the land is used for farming. We will pass through this valley and make camp near a beautiful lake.
Day 3: Lake Chocoja (Base camp) – Summit (5666m) – Base Camp
This day we will climb up to the summit. We will start by walking across the glacier until we reach the base of a short wall which leads to the ridge and then up to the summit. Same way back down.
Day 4: Base camp – Canisaya – Curva – Charazani
We will walk the same way out to Canisaya, where we will meet the transport to take us back to Charazani, and a well earned beer and hot shower!
Day 5: Charazani – La Paz
We will drive back to La Paz
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