The Mururata, which holds an altitude of 5,869 meters above sea level, is part of the Cordillera Real and the view from its western side, is flat and elongated.

Mururata that in Aymara means “without head”, has its little legend, according to account, in remote times this mountain was the more haughty, one day, dared to defy the Andean gods when trying to grow and be the snowy mountain The highest of the world, but his arrogance was punished with a sling shot that beheaded him. Since then it is known as the Mururata.

Illimani is adjacent to and near the seat of government, which is 40 miles away, in fact, its location corresponds to the Pedro Domingo Murillo Province in this department. South side, however, is a challenge for mountaineers, it consists of a curtain of channels and columns of ice and rock that lie at the sight of the curious.

The Mururata is a flat topped mountain with 2 km . of width and 8 km . of long. The normal route does not show any difficulty.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:00 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 18:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Private transport.
Mountain guide.
Mulas and his muleteer.
Lunch, dinner and breakfast.
Carp tent equipment and mat.
Mountain equipment.
Dining tent.
Kitchen equipment.
Sleeping bag.
Suns glasses.
Warm clothing.
National Park.
Backpack 60 liters.
Backpack 5 liters.
Snack chocolates and water.
Day 1

Departure from La Paz

Departure from La Paz to Mina San Francisco (2.5 hrs.), on our way we take a deviation to a non transited road from here we walk for 2 hrs. until we reach the base of the glacier at 4.600 m . where we camp.
Day 2

Begging the ascend

Begging the ascend to the summit (6 hrs.). Then descend to the Base Camp.
Day 3

Return to la Paz

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