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)



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.

7:30: We meet at the door of our office (La Paz) and board our mobility that will take us to the mountains, ascending to a height of more than 4000 meters above sea level and appreciating a little of what the high plateau region offers.

08:30: First stop point, Chacaltaya detour viewpoint, impressive view of Lake Titicaca in addition to observing Huayna Potosí and Chacaltaya in their splendor.

09:00: Stop near the Milluni cemetery, where a very brief explanation of historical facts will be presented, there we will be able to better observe the colored lagoon

09:45: Continuing our journey, we will approach the slopes of the Charquini mountain, to start with the ascent to the snowy peak that will take us approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on the conditions of the person.

11:30: Arriving at the glacier, we will be able to appreciate the famous Emerald Lagoon with a strange emerald-like color and then, we will take a short walk on the snow, ascending short stretches. The climate can be very changeable in that region, it tends to be rainy, snowy and sunny.

In this season there has been

14:00: We return to the base of the Glacier, later we will visit the colored lagoons of Milluni. Finally we board our mobility to return to the city of La Paz.

15:00: We arrive at the center of the city of La Paz (Plaza San Francisco).

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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Entrance to Charquini (15 Bs.)
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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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