Bolivia’s Cordillera Real has more than 600 peaks over 5000m, most of which are relatively accessible and many of which are just a few hours’ drive from La Paz. They’re also still free of the growing bureaucracy attached to climbing and trekking in the Himalaya. There are many peaks to entice the experienced climber, and whether you choose a well-known climb or one of the lesser known, climbing in the Bolivian Andes is always an adventure. The area also has fun treks, bikes and hikes for non-climbers, so you can build your own adventure.
The best season for climbing in the Cordillera Real is May to September. Note that most of the climbs are technical and require climbing experience, a reputable climbing guide and proper technical equipment. You should be fully acclimatized to the altitude before attempting any of the ascents.