La Paz

Nevado Illimani – La Paz

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Sweater fleece type, Cap, gloves and gloves, Glacier glasses, shoes double leather, anti and hot underwear.

 

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Mountain tourism, high-mountain trekking, observation of landscapes, climbing on rock and ice.

Description

Nevado Illimani – La Paz

Nevado Illimani is also known by the names assigned by the inhabitants of the municipality of Palea and leads to the Spanish of his aymara name such as "Jillir Mamani",with the meanings of "The shining"; "Eagle Golden" e "child major". Part of a large cordon of snowcapped peaks of the Cordillera Real, which has a length of 200 km, Is located at a distance of 40 kilometres in a straight line and 72 Kilometers along the highway road from the city centre. Has snowy peaks that will stand to 6.438 metres above sea level, becoming one of the highest mountains of the cordillera, Its origin goes back to some 65 millions of years, a batholith is of 8 kilometers of length that is sees crowned by a glacier of a beauty extraordinary considered by those peoples Andean an Apu or Achachila protective. His image is considered sacred in addition to being considered the symbol and guardian of the city. Account with 5 peaks of various heights: The South peak has a height of 6.462 m,s,n,m,; the so-called "Pico del Indio" with 6.130 m.a.s.l.; the North Peak, also known as "Paris" of 6.402 m.a.s.l., the central peak or 'Peace' has 6.280 m.a.s.l.. and finally the "Laika Khollo" peak with a height of 6.159 m.a.s.l.. Is the dream of many climbers ascending the snowy, some it have attained crowning the Summit; others with fatal results. From its Summit you have a breathtaking view of the city of La Paz, In addition to the central highlands, the Titicaca Lake and the surrounding area to neighboring Peru. It is possible to get accommodation in the towns of Cohoni, Ouilihuaya and in the Refugio IIlimani located on broken bridge to 2 kilometers away, from the main road of the camping area called on the population of Pinaya Chapocko.

 
SELF-GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF PEACE
MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING
DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
TOURISM UNIT

 

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