Cerro Kinkillosa

Above the frequently used Abra deCumbre Pass between La Paz and Coroico there are several easy ascendable summits around 500 meters. Surely one of the nicest ones is the Cerro Kinkillosa (5008m ), whose striking summit appears elegantly out of a long row of similar formed summits. Due to its free standing position we enjoy a breathtaking view above the Sherke Khollo group. How lucky we are that this fantastic mountain is also easy to ascend!

Time to walk: 4-5 hours

Starting point: The pass road up to Coroico, route above the second artificial lake (4500m)

Altitude difference: approx. 550 m ascend and 600m descend

Requirements: The upper part of the mountain has no clear trails, however this part can be managed without great difficulties. The right way is indicated all the time by geomorphologic conditions. However surefootedness is required.

Dates: anytime, on request

Price: 1 person: 60 Euros, from 2 Persons on: 30 Euros.

Above the frequently used Abra deCumbre Pass between La Paz and Coroico there are several easy ascendable summits around 500 meters. Surely one of the nicest ones is the Cerro Kinkillosa (5008m ), whose striking summit appears elegantly out of a long row of similar formed summits. Due to its free standing position we enjoy a breathtaking view above the Sherke Khollo group. How lucky we are that this fantastic mountain is also easy to ascend!

Description: Depending on your individual preferences or the size of our group we head off by a private vehicle or a public minibus from the district Villa Fatima up to the Cumbre Coroico Pass. Underneath the pass we turn into a small road towards the mountain. Firstly we hike on even trails up to the Cerro Kinkilloas, before looping up its steep hills. Later on we have to overcome a debris area, where we can find interesting perforated stones. Quite steep, the summit grout appears in front of us. This we will climb up, with every step further the enormous summit panorama gets wider and wider. Especially the symmetric icy giant, the Huayana Potosi offers us unforgettable impressions. Even more concisely the 5528meters high Cerro Serkhe Khollo with its neighbor summits appear. We cross the mountain and conquer a way through a steep debris field. The rest of the descend leads us through a stone construction underneath a small rocky mountain towards the Inkachaca dam. After descending to the lake we will surround a part of the lake and return to the pass road.

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