90$

Chacaltaya To Huayna Potosi

Duration: 1 Day
Transportation: Private
Group size: 2-30 max
Difficulty: 3 – Moderate walking, hilly terrain
Departure Place: La Paz City
Destiny: Chacaltaya ski refuge – Huayna Potosí
Altitude: 5200m
Availability: Year Round

90$

Description

Chacaltaya to Huayna Potosí – All One Day

All of this trek is above 4500 meters so it is essential to be well acclimatised to undertake this. This is a good option as altitude training if you are planning to climb Huayna Potosi later on.

 

This short but challenging trek follows a high altitude trail between two of Bolivia’s most famous mountains – Huayna Potosi and Chacaltaya. All of this trek is above 4500 meters so it is essential to be well acclimatised to undertake this. This is a good option as altitude training if you are planning Huayna Potosi later on.

This short but challenging trek follows a high altitude trail between two of Bolivia’s most famous mountains – Huayna Potosi and Chacaltaya. All of this trek is above 4500 meters so it is essential to be well acclimatised to undertake this. This is a good option as altitude training if you are planning to climb Huayna Potosi later on.

Chacaltaya to Huayna Potosí – All One Day

At around 7.30 am you will be picked up from your hostel/hotel.

The 2 hour drive passes through El Alto and onto the Altiplano where you start to see the Andean landscape and mountain ranges. We arrive at Chacaltaya ski refuge (5200 m) spend some time there to take in the stunning scenery.

From the refuge we will climb up to the first peak of Chacaltaya (5300 m) and see what used to be the world’s highest commercial ski area. Unfortunately now the glacier has receded so much due to global warming there is very little skiing possible but the views are still worth the effort.

There is a second peak we head to before making a descent to the left side and down towards the Zongo valley.
Once into the valley we will pass along llama pasture and the Zongo dam where there is a hydroelectric plant that supplies electricity to La Paz.

All this time we will be walking towards the majestic figure of Huayna Potosi mountain standing at 6088 m. Some distance after the dam we will walk up the trail to the Huayna Potosi refuge where we will rest to savor the views and meet with our return transport back to La Paz.

You should arrive back to La Paz around 5/6pm (depending on your trekking speed and traffic).

What type of shoe i need?

you need comfortable walking shoes. Your feet will appreciate.

Is this tour for me?

Of course if you want to travel. The perfect match if you’re planning to visit Bolivia’s most popular destination.

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Highlights

Chacaltaya ski refuge

and see what used to be the world’s highest commercial ski area.

Zongo valley

Once into the valley we will pass along llama pasture and the Zongo dam where there is a hydroelectric plant that supplies electricity to La Paz.

Huayna Potosi mountain

Some distance after the dam we will walk up the trail to the Huayna Potosi refuge where we will rest to savor the views

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Included

Private transportation to and from the trek
Pickup from your hotel / hostel in central La Paz
Experienced local guide (Spanish-speaking)
Packed lunch

Not Included

Entrance fee (15 Bs – subject to change)
Water bottle
Breakfast
Sunglasses and sun cream
Trekking poles (can be rented for about 30 bs – please write us the Further Details section if you need them)
Extra snacks
Others not mentioned

Recommended

Good trekking shoes – recommended
Waterproof poncho – recommended
Travel Insurance – recommended

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