Our trek follows the slopes of the “Giants” of the Cordillera that are Illampu (el. 6370 m.a.s.l.) and Ancohuma (el. 6430 m.a.s.l.).
Leaving from Sorata, we first reach the intermediate camp for the ascent of Illampu. We climb to the Laguna Glaciar, intermediate camp for the ascent of Ancohuma, at an altitude of 5038 meters above sea level, before descending back to Sorata.
This well-preserved and still seldom visited mountain range (few mountaineers come to visit its peaks) offers us this beautiful 6-day loop where viewpoints over the Apolobamba mountain range, Lake Titicaca, Illampu and the bluish valleys of the Yungas alternate.