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Monte Chacaltaya, La Paz
(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Monte Chacaltaya a part of your La Paz vacation plans using our La Paz vacation route planner.
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  • Did the tour with Agency, which sought to passengers at the hotel with a minibus, the travel time between La Paz and the mountain was of 1 hour, going up by a narrow road to the top of the plateau and then climbing into a still narrower zigzag to the station at the top of the road. The path is amazing, overlooking the great Snowy Huayna Potosí, of more than 6000 metres, right next door. You can't be too careful when walking the last few metres since there is permanent ice and the shortness of breath get heavy. We can't get to the top because the weather turned too fast and fell a heavy but fast Blizzard, an attraction. Now go down that road completely nevada bus with space for one vehicle and no current tires was tense.
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  • I did the tour, but I didn't have the heart to go up ... However, still made up much, because the location is simply beautiful!
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  • Ride that requires more than physical because of height (more than 4300 metres above the sea, uphill), but the look is beautiful. On sunny days and clear skies is definitely better. The tour sold by companies does not include food or water, so go prepared. We pay 90 bs for each, plus 15 bs (script combined with the Valley of the Moon, which costs 15 bs to get more).
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