Climbing and archaeological hike in Peñas

Duration : 2 days


Level : intermediate

from 122 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Peñas is a wonderful little village in the Bolivian Altiplano, located about one hour and a half drive from the capital La Paz and close to the famous Lake Titicaca. It offers a magnificent view of the glaciers of the nearby Royal Andes Mountain Range.

For the past ten years, it has been possible to climb on the many red sandstone cliffs scattered around the area. Due to its special geographical position, Peñas is also a mystical place for the Chiripa and Aymara cultures, which left numerous archaeological remains in the surrounding hills (which are still 4300 metres high...).

In addition to hiking and climbing, meals and accommodation with local people and a visit to a local handicraft workshop complete this unforgettable experience, which is as much a sporting and adventurous experience as a human one.

The program below is also an excellent way to acclimatize to altitude before undertaking a trek or a high altitude ascent in the Royal Andes Cordillera.


D1: Archaeological hike.
4-hour walk with a 300-meter positive difference in altitude around the village of Peñas to visit rock paintings of the Chiripa culture and the colonial ruins.
On the way back, you visit a handicraft workshop and enjoy typical meals in the village.

D2: Multi pitch climbing routes in Peñas.
Today, you climb all day long on the superb cliff of Placa del Aguila, 120 meters high. This is a good introduction to multi pitch climbing routes because the anchors places are comfortable, the atmosphere is sunny and the descent is easy in abseiling.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the French-speaking mountain guide.
  • Private transport La Paz - Peñas during the trip.
  • Typical meals and tasty and nutritious Andean snacks. 
  • Drinking water at will.
  • Collective climbing equipment: rope, quickdraws...
  • Fees for the archaelogical site.
  • A small handcrafted souvenir.
  • First aid kit.
Number of participants 1 2 or 3 4 to 7 8 to 10
Price per person 270€ 159€ 141€ 122€

The price does not include

  • Individual climbing gear (helmet, harness, shoes).
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • In private homes.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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