Duration: 5 Hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Venture high into the mountain, above 5,300 meters to the Chacaltaya Mountain to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding Royal Range of the Bolivian Andes. This tour takes us to some of the highest reaches Bolivia has to offer, providing some of the best vistas and opportunities for picture as well at the same time. Prepare yourself for high elevations as we embark on a hike towards the snow-covered mountain peak.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take in the awesome views atop Chacaltaya Mountain
  • Test your endurance while hiking in extreme elevation
  • Take memorable photos and boast about your high altitude adventure to friends back home

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Begin this elevated tour with a 08:00 pick up from your hotel, followed by an hour and a half drive to our destination. Climbing out of the valley of La Paz, we will ascent from 3,640 to 5,300 meters! We will be dropped off at the bottom of this huge mountain, slowly making our way skyward. The path can be rocky and most often icy, so please keep this in mind and bring the proper footwear.

Climbing up this colossal mountain, we will maintain an average of 6,000 meters, with the always present views of the Andes and beyond. From the path at this altitude views of the Hauyana Potosi, Tuni Condoriri, and the sacred Illimani Mountain are just a head's turn away; if you're lucky. Cloudy weather at this altitude in the mountains is always an issue in terms of site seeing, but the clouds usually part periodically making available these breathtaking views. The views also include high-level mountaineering sites, where skilled mountain climbers test their gear and their bodies in attempting to summit the icy, sky-scraping mountain peaks.

Once at the sanctuary of the Bolivian Andean Club – if you still have energy – climb another 100 meters higher up a rocky path leading to the summit and an astonishing view of the Altiplano (High Plateau). From way up, hikers can glimpse views of Lake Titicaca and sometimes – when the weather permits – the Sajama Mountain some 350 kilometers away.

After the views have been consumed, it is time to make our way back to the bus which will carry us back to Hotel Rosario La Paz where the tour ends, and lunch is served in the 'Jiwhaki' Coffee Bar.

 

Included: Private Transportation, bilingual (Spanish-English) tour guide, admission fees and lunch.

Not Included: Drinks.

Recommended: Windbreaker, warm layers, sun block, sunglasses and comfortable hiking shoes. Avoid the ice on the paths!