|Nevado Piramide (5907m) & Ancohuma* (6427m)
*This mountain is also known as Jankohuma, Janq’uma, Hancouma
Nevado Piramide (5907m) is in the north of the Cordillera Real next to Ancohuma (6427m) and is not a technically demanding climb but is a good acclimatizing peak before you attempt Ancohuma. Ancohuma is the second highest peak in the Cordillera Real and is located directly next to Illampu in the Sorata Massif. The climbing includes mixed snow and rock, before taking the ridge line to the summit.
Please check the gear list to see what you will need to bring for the trip.
Day 1: Sorata (2700m) – Mina Susana (4000m)
A 4WD road takes us to the base of some old mines where we will make our base camp. Here you can take a walk up to the mine, and have a look around the old mine site.
Day 2: Mina Susana (Base camp) – High camp of Nevado Piramide (5000m)
The porters will take all the equipment and personal gear up to the high camp. Walking up we will pass the old mine, and follow llama tracks to get us to our high camp. We set up high camp just below the moraine with views of Lake Titikaka (3810m).
Day 3: High camp – Summit (5907m) – High camp – Base camp
An early start because we will have a long days climb and it will be cold. First we will climb over the moraine and then onto the glacier to take us to the summit. From here there are great views of the Alitplano (4000m), Lake Titikaka, Sajama (6549m), Illimani (6439m) and Huayna Potosi (6088m).Then back to high camp where we meet the porters, and back down to base camp.
Day 4: Mina Susana – Laguna Glaciar (5000m)
This will be a long day of climbing and traversing to Laguna Glaciar. Here we will have porters to carry all the equipment and personal gear. Arriving at Laguna Glaciar we will be able to see Illampu (6356m) and Ancohuma (6427m).
Day 5: Laguna Glaciar (Base camp) – High camp of Ancohuma (5400m)
This day is short, so we have a free morning and leave after lunch. First we will be climbing on the moraine and then onto the ice .We make high camp on the glacier.
Day 6: High camp – Summit (6427m) – High camp – Base camp
An early start for the summit as it is a long day, with walking on the glacier to 6000m, from here we have a 400m climb to the summit. Great views of Illampu and Laguna Negra. After a short rest we will head back to high camp where we meet the porters who take all the equipment and personal gear back down to base camp.
Day 7: Base camp – Sorata
The same walk back down to Sorata to warmer weather and a well earned beer!
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