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Illimani

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Address: Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia

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Awesome mountain

I climbed Illimani with Eduardo from Bolivian Mountain Guides. We did some training beforehand and he also climbed Pequeño Alpamayo with me. A mountain experience depends greatly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stela P
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Zurich
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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I climbed Illimani with Eduardo from Bolivian Mountain Guides. We did some training beforehand and he also climbed Pequeño Alpamayo with me. A mountain experience depends greatly on a guide one is with and I am very glad to have chosen Eduardo! He is a very knowledgeable guide, with a sense of humor, mountains are his passion for real and... More 

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Cunha, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I saw it from La Paz, but the snow is gone. People talk about it having had much more snow in the past. What a pity!

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Thank Maria S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This might be my favorite mountain. I recommend getting to know it. There are tours that go around it and up it. Some friends and I have biked around it and that's a fabulous ride. In the rainy months, it's hard to see from La Paz because of cloud cover. As usual with La Paz adventures if you go bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

here is the story of the mountains Its said that Mururata was jealous of his older brother Illimani, and he tried to kill him but Illimani Won. Mururata was then beheaded by Illimani on orders of their father Viracocha, and his head became the sajama Volcano

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College Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Not sure how it actually looks like up close, but the view from La Paz is magnificent. Take the cable car, and you can have a better view.

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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have never attempted climbing this mountain. This review is just about how beautiful and awe-inspiring it is. It is a large, gorgeous, majestic snow capped mountain in the heart of the Andes visible from the city of La Paz as well as the altiplano. While visiting the city I never grew tired of seeing this majestic beauty and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

You must climb to see the beauty.As in Bolivia you have to climb it's tiring.If you have time and energy climb and see the view.

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Thank SE s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Hired a taxi for the day and went up for a few hours walking. Fabulous scenery cold fresh air and some great wildlife.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You can see this imposing mountain from many angles in La Paz and it adds to the atmosphere. It almost guards La Paz. We did not have a time to climb it, but the difficulty is not too bad, AD, which is doable in 3 days.

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Most people hike to Illimani. I spent time photographing its slopes. Also requested Seat A any aisle on flight in and out of El Alto so I could photograph its glaciers and surroundings from above. It is spectacular at all times of day.

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