Climbing and archaeological trek in Peñas

Duration : 2 days

Bolivia

Level : intermediate

from 122 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Description

Peñas is a wonderful little village in the Bolivian Altiplano, located 1h30 drive from La Paz and close to Lake Titicaca. It enjoys a magnificent view of the glaciers of the Royal Andes Mountain Range.

For 10 years now, it has been possible to practice climbing on the numerous red sandstone cliffs scattered around. Because of its special position, it is a mystical place for the Chiripa and Aymara cultures, who left many archaeological remains in the surrounding hills (4300m high...).

Meals and accommodation in local homes and a visit to a local handicraft workshop complete an unforgettable experience, both sporting and adventurous as well as human.

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.

Program

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

D2: multi pitch climbing routes in Peñas.
You climb all day long on the superb Placa del Aguila, 120 meters high. It's a good introduction to multi pitch routes because the relays are comfortable, the atmosphere is sunny and the descent is easy in abseiling.

The price includes

  • Private transport during the trip.
  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Meals and local snack.
  • Drinking water at will.
  • Collective equipment: rope, quickdraws...
  • Fees for the archaelogical site.
  • A small handcrafted souvenir.
  • First aid kit.
Number of persons 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.

Accommodation

  • In private homes.
Next departures :

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

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