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Chacaltaya Ski Resort, La Paz

Categories: Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Admire the view from 5,300 m (17388 ft), and look over the ruins of Chacaltaya Ski Resort. Established in 1939, the ski resort was once a famous sporting venue, and to ski here was a feather in the cap of many snow sports enthusiasts. Formerly the highest ski resort in the world, with the world's highest piste and highest restaurant, the site gradually fell into disrepair. Global warming reduced the skiable area at the site each year, until now all that remains is the hut and the view, as well as a little snow on the slopes. Be mindful of the altitude when planning your visit. Use our La Paz trip itinerary builder to visit Chacaltaya Ski Resort on your trip to La Paz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The trip to Chacaltaya I consider as a must-see in La Paz. It is approximately 30 km from the capital, and is tour offered by all agencies, for a price of 70 Bolivians over the entry of 15 bolivianos, more or less. Tour lasts all day, as is usually done in conjunction with the trip to the Valley of the moon. Formerly there was a ski slope at Chacaltaya, but not today, because there is no more snow there. We will drive up to 5,300 m above sea level, and then to reach the top, we have to walk a steep ascent to reach the 5,435 m. cold and altitude takes its price: each step is painful, but reach the high brings reward: the victory and the landscape. Recommend going well wrapped up and climb slowly, stopping to breathe deeply. The road up the mountain is little more than a trail. Dirt road, very narrow, winding and with precipices. I was lucky to be surprised by a small nevada. It was wonderful!
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  • We booked the tour for 80Bs (not including 15Bs for Chacaltaya and 15Bs for the moon valley) ended up in a mini-van with 12 tourists. There was only one van at the top so I think it doesn't matter wit...  read more »
  • No doubt requires physical fitness and courage to embark on those buses and up/down by winding paths in which every curve your heart comes out of your mouth! Upon reaching the top the 200 m walk to the Summit requires a physical effort, but the pictures and the views are rewarding
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