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Visit to our Apu

For the quechua culture (the inca descendents) the peaks of the Andes Mountain range where called... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
Carmen C
La Paz, Bolivia
A beautiful guardian

This is a beautiful mountain in the Real Cordillera. Is the guardian and visible from most of La... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2016
Enzo A
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Jan 21, 2017
“Visit to our Apu”
Nov 21, 2016
“A beautiful guardian”
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

For the quechua culture (the inca descendents) the peaks of the Andes Mountain range where called Apus (quechua; lord), they are considered to be our grandparents with the white ponchos, that protect us and provide us with the most important element; water. In the city...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

This is a beautiful mountain in the Real Cordillera. Is the guardian and visible from most of La Paz city. Is one of the most iconic landmark of the city. Its over 6000m, There are some specialized tours to conquer the mountain. All the habitants...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Enzo A
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

What can I say about All Transport Tours? First off, let me tell you that Richard Rojas, the owner, is a good man. There's no question about his extreme knowledge about tours around the area as well as other parts of Bolivia, but he is...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank DaveLy
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Over the course of 3 days I went with Bolivian Mountain Guides, to this majestic mountain. Eduardo and Pedro couldnt be any better at their job, from the food to the logistics everything was perfect, if choosing an agency BMG is the way to go....More

Date of experience: August 2016
5  Thank German R
Reviewed July 9, 2016 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Stela P
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!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank B7867IRmarias
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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank JosephMcGhee
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...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Henry Y
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
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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....More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank JandKNewJersey_USA
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Marcin M
Krakow, Poland
Private car/driver to Huyana Potosi/ Illimani (2 Replies)
Hi guys, I am coming to Bolivia with my 3 friends in September 2015. Can anyone recommend any private car/driver that they used(or have heard) for a fair price? I am looking for services(4 people): -⁠ car transportation La Paz -⁠ Chacaltaya -⁠ La Paz(one day) -⁠ car transportation La Paz -⁠ Huyana Potosi -⁠ La Paz -⁠ car transportation La Paz -⁠ Pinaya -⁠ La Paz Anyone could give any price range for those routes so when I talk to some agencies at the spot will know what price...More
August 10, 2015|
Response fromultravioletz|
you can try southwest bolivia i hear they are the most respected private tours and transportation, also in sagarnaga street there are many but you may have to deal with native language negotiations.
Danny C
Melbourne, Australia
Is it safe to climb Illimani in October? (3 Replies)
In September I will have climbed numerous mountains in Peru so will be very acclimatized to the altitude, but was just wondering whether the weather conditions will still be ok to climb Illimani? Thanks for your responses
August 05, 2015|
Response fromBoleslav|
send an email to Jeff, owner of a climbing agency (very good agency btw.) in La paz called Climbing South America, he is very knowledgeable and is a climber himself
Chicago, IL, USA
bus from La Paz to Tupiza (0 Replies)
Hello. Have anyone taken a bus from La Paz to Tupiza? Have anyone heard of Trans Illimani company bus Expreso Tupiza bus companies?
June 14, 2017|