OverviewWila Llojeta is a small mountain at the very end of Janko Kota Valley ("white lake" valley in Aymara). The name of the mountain means "red landslide" in Aymara.
The area is sometimes called "Negruni Moutains". It is located between the famous Condoriri group in the South and the impressive Chachacomani in the north. In the area you will find many mountains worth climbing, most of them between 5.200m and 5.600m high (f.e. Janko Uyo, 5512m). Wila Llojeta might be the easiest one of them.
Wila Llojeta has a nice glacier on the North (Altiplano) side, while on the South (Jungas) side it is rocky. The glacier, however, is melting rapidly in the last years.
You can start from here or drive even higher a pass on the left, around 4.900 meters high.
The road is a bit tricky, I would not recommend without 4x4 wheel or basic driving experience on dirt roads.
There's no public transport there, so you might rent a 4x4 wheel car or engage an agency in La Paz (so did we).
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From the camp ground, you have to drive around 45 minutes up to the starting point.
External LinksWe climbed the mountain with an agency called "andeansummits".
For the way down, you can descend on the other (right) ridge. This ridge involves also some easy scrambling (UIAMG class I), but take care of lose rocks. You will reach another mining road which will lead you down to the upper lake. If you have parked your car on the pass, you might walk a bit up again.