Condoriri massif

Condor Head,

Cabeza de Condor, or the  "Bolivian Matterhon"

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Tour Summary

Cabeza Del Condor at 5648m is one of the most imposing peaks in the Condoriri massif. As the highest and one of the most technically difficult in the area, Cabeza Del Condor is usually compared to the world famous Matterhorn in Switzerland. The variety of scenarios and the skills needed to climb it make it an exciting challenged to many mountaineers. Not recommended to beginners.


Cabeza Del Condor is the highest peak in the Condoriri area. The peak representing the head of a Condor and the neighboring mountains being its open wings.

It is possible to combine additional climbs (pequeño Alpamayo, pyramid peak, Austria peak) in a personalized itinerary.

Day 1

After a 2-and-a-half-hour drive from La Paz we arrive to LA RINCONADA where there will be mules waiting to take our gear up to LAGUNA CHIAR KHOTA which is an hour away hiking. This lagoon at 4620m will serve as our base camp for the expedition. For this location we can either set our tents or chose to stay at a small refuge known as “THE FISHERMANS HOUSE”. We will spend the rest of the day admiring the landscape and helping our acclimatization process through short hikes.

Day 2

We leave very early after having a good breakfast for our initial walk which will take us through a moraine and rocky terrain. Having reached the base of the glacier we get all of our technical gear ready and start climbing on slopes between 40 to 45 degrees of inclination. Once we get to the base of the mountain we will enter a narrow cannon with a mix of technical ice/rock climbing. Past this we encounter the crest leading to top of Cabeza Del Condor.

We return through the same route but being very precautious for its difficulty until the base of the glacier where we will rest for a while. Continuing our descent we arrive to base camp. The total time spent ranges between 10 to 13 hours.

Day 3

We pack up all of our camping gear and start our way back to LA RINCONADA where our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive back to La Paz.

Bilingual Mountain guide (Spanish- English)

Private transport

Food during the expedition.

Logistics transport equipment (donkeys / mules/porters)


Cooking utensils


Dinning tent at base camp

National park tickets

Mountain Equipment/ Helmet,Ice axe,Harness,Gaiters,Ropes,Mountaineering boots.

Please take with you:

Rucksack (35Lts)

Big Rucksack or duffel bag (To be carried by porters or mules)

All season´s sleeping bag

Trekking boots

Waterproof gloves

Winter Underwear

Water proof pants and jacket


Sunglasses with UV filter

Bottle of water (NALGENE)

Tour details:

Altittude: 5,648 m/18,530 ft

Days: 3 days, 2 nights

Season: May to Nobember

Activities: Mountain/Rock

Difficulty: Grade III/A.D.+

Location: Cordillera Real

Guide: English Speaking

Experience: Medium/Pro

Cost: From $ 360