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Illimani

Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Cork, Ireland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Volcanoes are not rare in Bolivia, but this one stands out due to it's proximity to la Paz city. Many horizon views from the city allow for sightings in the very thin and clear air. You'll also see it from Valley of the Spirits and from Valley of the Moon.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Africa has its Kilimanjaro, Japan its Fujiyama; La Paz, Illimani: a majestic three crested mountain that oversees almost all the city. You can´t miss it.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Illimani is an Icon in La Paz. It has a majestic look from all over the city, but the higher you are, the better you can appreciate it. Go on the New Teleferico ride to El Alto for Amazing look of the Illimani and the La Paz City.

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

During the four days on Illimani everything worked out perfectly and in time. Especially I want to mention the good quality and high quantity of food. / Waehrend der vier Tage am Illimani hat alles reibungslos und puenktlich geklappt. Besonderes Lob gebuehrt der reichhaltigen und guten Verpflegung. Special thanks to the perfect guide Juancho / Besten Dank an den perfekten... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The extraordinary sprawling city is dominated by its 2 huge snow-capped mountains, Huyuni and Illimani.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I climbed illimani with a private guide, Wiliam Wallace, from Altitud6000. This is a long and tough climb. I recommend climbing Huayna Potosi first, using the same guide, so you get to know each other's technique. If you dont have any issues on Huayna, then give Illimani a try. Dont be fooled, it is technical. Good crampon skills are critical.... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We could see Illimani covered with snow, very clearly from our hotel room... a beautiful sight! Very comforting how these high peaks and/or volcanoes enhance many a Latin-American City!

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I enjoy the visit to the illimani I can observe the city from the high point really I like me greatly the walk that I did recommend it totally

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I climbed Illimani with Climbing South America, based in La Paz just last week and I can say this is a wonderful mountain to climb. Not technically very difficult but fairly exposed in certain areas. Even the drive from La Paz is an epic - some 3.5 hours to Pinaya, from there the usual 3 night 4 day ascent begins.... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Mount Illimani is a beautiful extinct stratovolcano, which overlooks the city of La Paz. Many legends have been dedicated to this mountain considered to be the guardian of the city. The mountain was first climbed in 1877. However, archaeological items found at the top, indicates a very early Aymara presence in the heights. The mountain itself has many peaks that... More

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