At around 7.00 am you will be picked up from your accommodation. The 2-hour-drive passes through El Alto and onto the Altiplano where you start to see the Andean landscape and mountain ranges. We arrive at a place called La Rinconada (4400 mts) and we prepare for the trek.
Immediately you will be witnessing stunning mountain landscapes. The path turns northwards and heads through llama pastures towards the Condoriri range. The walking is easy and gradually climbs in altitude. You we will continue along the trail until arriving at Laguna Chiarkhota (4600m) where you will have a well earned rest and eat lunch surrounded by stunning snow capped peaks. It should take around 1 to 2 hours to arrive here.
After eating, we start going up to the Paso Austria (5000 mts) - takes around 2.5 hours. Next, we start on the trail up to Pico Austria which steadily climbs, winding at first until we reach a ridge that takes us up to the summit. The views from the top look out towards the Condoriri Range and also when clear, across to Huayna Potosi and Lake Titicaca. If you cannot get to the peak, we will just stop at Paso Austria and enjoy the view from there. It takes another 30 minutes from Paso Austria to get to the peak.
After some well earned rest, we will start descending and will pass by the lagoon Chiarkkhota, this time on the other side. You should arrive back to La Paz around 18.00 / 19.00 (depending on your trekking speed and traffic).