Cerro Japa Japani

The Cerro Japa (5300m) belongs to one of the better known high summits of Bolivia, and also to one of the most interesting ones. It offers a incomparable round view up to the far away Sajama, the Titicacalake and of course above many parts of the Cordillera Real. Besides we enjoy a terrific deep view on to the bunch of houses of El Alto. On top of that, the Palkoma valley belongs to the prettiest of Bolivia and offers several lakes, canyons and waterfalls. A few small Shepard’s colonies are also present and several, partly closed mines show the immense wealth of minerals.

Time to walk: 5-7 hours

Altitude difference: approx. 1000m.

Requirements: The ascend is long and exhausting but leads us to a summit with a glorious view. The ascend partly leads us through a debris area without a clear trail, through short, very easy rock passages. Therefore, surefootedness and to be free from giddiness are indispensible premises for this mountain. Besides, due to its height this tour should be started only by fit and acclimatized mountain hikers.

Price: 1 Person: 100 Euro, from 2 persons on: 50 Euros

Dates: anytime, on request

The Cerro Japa (5300m) belongs to one of the better known high summits of Bolivia, and also to one of the most interesting ones. It offers a incomparable round view up to the far away Sajama, the Titicacalake and of course above many parts of the Cordillera Real. Besides we enjoy a terrific deep view on to the bunch of houses of El Alto. On top of that, the Palkoma valley belongs to the prettiest of Bolivia and offers several lakes, canyons and waterfalls. A few small Shepard’s colonies are also present and several, partly closed mines show the immense wealth of minerals.

Description: From La Paz on we head off to the south of the city: Crossing Irpavi we reach the mountain village Palkoma: the lndscape is rural but by the time it gets more and more barren. We pass bu few mines and approach the gigantic high summits of the Andes. At a small square our drive ends and we have to carry on by foot. The first highlight is waiting for us, after a few minutes we pass a beautiful waterfall. After having managed this rocky step we reach the Hampaturi valley. A pretty green high land with several small creeks and a steep icy flnc appears in front of us, all of this outperformed by the Serkhe Khollo. Through this valet we approach a doble horn and climb up a soft green flanc of gras and later on even debris areas. Arriving at the summit we can overview the smargad green mountain lake eye, underneath a wild rockkmountain. The next grout is easily ascendible. The scenery view from here can hardly be exceeded, the high summits of the Hampaturichain seem to be unbelievably close; the enormous icy giant Mururata ans the Illamni can also be seen. Major parts of La Paz and EL Alto can also be overviewed from here, as well as the distanced Titicaca lake and the Illimani.

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