Monte Chacaltaya, La Paz

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Ascend Monte Chacaltaya, an impressive mountain in the Cordillera Real, one of the main ranges in the Bolivian Andes. With an elevation of 5,421 m (17,785 ft), the towering peak offers a challenge for experienced hikers and amateurs alike. Head up the mountain road, enjoying extensive views of the range as you curl up the mountain. Home to what was once the highest ski area in the world--now abandoned, with the affects of global warming reducing the skiable area over the years--and an observatory, the mountain road offers a good route into the area for amateur mountaineers, as the walk from the road to the summit is relatively short. By using our La Paz tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Monte Chacaltaya and other attractions in La Paz.
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  • Loved the Mount Chacaltaya. It is very beautiful, there's usually snow in summer. It is very cold and hard to breathe/walk. Ride of a lifetime.
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  • The way scary, but is very worthwhile! A lot of snow, beautiful landscapes Being in La Paz to visit is mandatory! Ignores the poor condition of the former ski resort and enjoy the view is unforgettable.
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  • Nice place, you'll feel like you are on the top of the world and that you can touch the sky. Visiting this place is worth every single breath of this air... Amazing views on the way uphill.  more »

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