CHACALTAYA

Full day

The highest former ski resort on Earth!

Chacaltaya is a mountain located in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia, until 2005 it was the highest ski slope in the world, as well as the closest to the equator. In recent years it has been losing snow drastically due to global warming. Chacaltaya today is a pile of moldy rocks with hundreds of cold-resistant flames, but it used to be a tongue of glacier.

Acclimatization Tours

Highlights

  • It is one of the highest viewpoints, with many memories of the former highest sky resort in the world. It is located in the middle of the royal mountain range to appreciate the peaks of the nearby snow-capped mountains.You feel like you were on the top of the world and  you can touch the sky.

Technicality

  • It is a basically simple trek, it does not require special mountain equipment, except for some trekking shoes.
  • The ascent has between 40 to 50 degrees of inclination.

DIFFICULTY

incluyed

  • Trekking guide.
  • Private round-trip transportation.
  • Snacks.
  • Entrance fee.

not incluyed

  • Extra drinks.
  • Extra snacks.

itinerary

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day 1.

We leave at 08:00 from the city of La Paz towards El Alto, the highest city in the world at 4100 m. After two hours of travel we arrive at the historic Chacaltaya refuge (5200 m.), from there we begin the walk to the first peak that has a height of 5330 m, a 40 min walk. Depending on the physical condition so far, you could climb up to the second peak 5400 m. Where you will come to appreciate the  Cordillera Real of Bolivia.

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