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From La Paz: Austria Peak One-Day Climbing Trip

Activity provider: Climbing South America

From La Paz: Austria Peak One-Day Climbing Trip

Activity provider: Climbing South America

From US$ 113 per person

Embark on an easy trek to the Austria Peak summit near La Paz city. Take advantage of this fun and beautiful journey to acclimatize for Huayna Potosi or other mountains. Enjoy amazing views of the Condoriri range, lakes, and glaciers.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The guide or driver will ask for you in the hotel lobby.
Private or small groups available


  • Take in spectacular views of the Cordillera Real and Lake Titicaca
  • Use this tour as a way to acclimatize for higher mountain trekking
  • Get an up-close view of glaciers
  • Discover the Condoriri mountains and lakes
Full description
Begin the experience with hotel pickup in La Paz and then head out to Condoriri, passing the city of Al Alto, which is the fastest growing in South America. Witness the abundance of brand new, half-finished construction projects before coming to views of the beautiful Cordillera Real. After reaching the village of Palcoco, take to the dirt roads which lead up the valley toward the Condoriri range. Upon arrival at the Laguna Chira Khota, turn left and follow a trail up to the summit of the Austria Peak at 17,388 feet. After reaching the summit and marveling at views over the other mountains, head back down the valley to the vehicle which will take you back to your hotel for drop-off. The day includes a 2 to 3-hour drive, a 6 to 8-hour trek, and a boxed lunch.
  • Professional guide
  • Box lunch including drinks
  • All transport
  • Clothing including jacket, pants, trekking poles if needed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in or near the city center
  • First-aid kit
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra services not mentioned in the program
  • Guide gratuities (15-20% recommended)
  • Backpack (available for rent as an add-on)
  • Hotel pickups outside of city center (available as an add-on)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa, if required

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  No refund will be issued in the case of bad weather
  •  Some acclimatizing is needed before the climb; 2 to 3 days between 9,840 and 16,400 is sufficient
  •  A good level of physical fitness is needed, but no technical skill is required
  •  Acetazolamid (Diamox) can be taken before the climb; 125 mg in the morning and 125 mg in the evening is best
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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The Pico Austria was our first 5000m peak and it was a complete success! After sufficient acclimatization, the ascent is easily manageable for people with average fitness. The organization of this private tour was excellent. Our guide was very professional and set us the right pace. Overall, an outstanding experience on our South America trip!

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October 6, 2022

For those of us who are not used to the height and the cold, it is a very hard and difficult activity, super challenging, without a doubt it is an activity that strengthens the spirit and the body. For a moment I thought I was not going to make it, but thanks to the patience and calm of my guide Andrés I managed to reach the goal. The descent is even harder, because once I went up I had already spent all my strength so I exaggerated my abilities to be able to go down, and it gave me a lot of headaches, it was 9 hours of constant walking. Plus 6 travel, 3 going and 3 back again to peace. A very long day. I got to sleep destroyed, but with satisfaction and a heart full with the wonderful memories of the spectacular landscapes that can be seen throughout the journey, waterfalls, ice peaks, lagoons that change color with the weather, llamas, sheep. It is absolutely beautiful, but it does require a very good physical condition.

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January 17, 2022

Product ID: 385820