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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  • I visited in the summer and I came across the snow, it was snowing a little but it was snowing. The Park is 5,300 meters and the path is challenging because the buses pass through narrow one-way roads well where barely fits a car.
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  • The road is narrow, it's creepy stare down, but the landscape is amazing. I had no breath to climb any mountain, but as far as I've been, the view was wonderful.
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  • Chacaltaya is beautiful and the most quiet place, it´s not only the mountain but all the things you see along the way like the Milluni Cemetery. The bad news is that you can get there only with a trav...  more »

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