Duration: 1 Day
Transportation: Private
Group size: 2-30 max
Difficulty: 1 – Easy walking between Mountains
Departure Place: La Paz City
Destiny: Charquini
Altitude: 5390m
Availability: Year Round (Jun – Sept Best season)



It is one of the most easily accessible mountains for enjoying both snow and hiking in just one day.

Charquini is a mountain with a height of 5,390 meters located in the department of La Paz, Bolivia. It is close to Huayna Potosí and has simple routes for climbing. It is ideal for hiking in the base area. Also a good training and preparation in the acclimatization process when facing the ascent of any of the mountains of the Cordillera Real, which have an average of 6000m.

A new travel alternative, located just 45 kilometers from the city of La Paz, offers a visit to the Esmeralda Lagoon, a beautiful green lagoon as well as spectacular views of ice and snow.

It has become a must-see for visitors who have made this mountain popular in this time of COVID.

Also visit the ice cave, an incredible ice formation!!!


Advanced: / Hikking of 1 hour and a half in ascent to the mountains.

Minimum Age: 10 YEARS

It’s a slightly longer adventure, usually in time and distance, with some challenges along the way. The path continues to be of low difficulty, although some technical obstacles may arise to continue the path. It can be up to a height of 5390 m.a.s.l.

Requirements: It is recommended to have a good answer to the height.

Deposit: Send us your full name and identity card number plus proof of deposit.

08:30 am: Meeting at our office in “La Paz – Bolivia”, located on Sagarnaga Street 308, between Linares and Illampu, in the Rosary zone.

08:45 am: Departure to CHARQUINI. During the journey, we will make stops to take photos at:

  • Apacheta Pass
  • Lagoon of Colors
  • Milluni Cemetery

10:30 am: Arrival at the foothills of Charquini. Trekking (Hike) to the Glacier and Laguna Esmeralda.

12:00 pm: Arrival at Laguna Esmeralda, where we will enjoy a spectacular view of Laguna Esmeralda and the Nevado Charquini.

01:00 pm: Descend on the snow back to the transportation.

2:00 pm: Departure to return to the city.

04:00 pm – 04:30 pm: Arrival at “La Paz City”.

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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Great Fun Place

beautiful place for family fun, a little walk and one can slide down the hill on the white snow.

Easy to reach

Being close to the city of La Paz, one can go and return quickly. with which one can enjoy a lot in a single day in a wonderful place like Charquini

Ice Cave “Charquini”

It is an incredible natural formation, in which one can obtain spectacular photos, worthy of science fiction movies.

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Private transport
Professional guides
Digital photographs
Pick up passengers from your hotel

Not Included

Entrance to Charquini (15 Bs.)
Other items not mentioned
Tips for guide
Entrance to the Plaza 20 Bs


Sports and warm clothing
Bring snacks (chocolates, sweets)
Backpack (to carry your snack and water etc..)
Shoes for walking or with good tread
Hat for the cold
Winter gloves
Water or hydrating drinks
Person hand sanitizer

What to bring

The main thing we recommend you bring is:

  • trekking boots
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Big bottle of water
  • Small backpack
  • Cap or hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses (mandatory)
  • Ponchillo for rains (recommended)


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