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Hike to the top of Chacaltaya (5,500m) in Bolivia, Day trip from La Paz

One of our expert and certified guides, would love the chance to take you to the summit of Chacaltaya. Reach this majestic peak departing from La Paz, Bolivia.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Stand at the summit of Chacaltaya.

  • Departing from La Paz, reach this fantastic place in Bolivia.

  • Enjoy the most mesmerizing views of La Paz and the Cordillera Real.


Reach one of the most incredible places in South America: the Chacaltaya (5,500 m) mountain. Join this day expedition departing from La Paz, Bolivia.

Chacaltaya was the only official ski slope in the country, and the highest in the country. Due to pollution and global warming, unfortunately, it got closed. However, this majestic peak remains with fresh snow during the winter. And, because of its ideal location near La Paz, it is the ideal place to visit for an acclimatization trip.

Our program will begin in La Paz, from we’ll pick you up. So, after a 2:30 hour drive from the capital city of this magical country, we’ll reach a refuge on Chacaltaya. From here, we’ll enjoy the absolutely most breathtaking views of La Paz, and the Cordillera Real. Also, we’ll get a well deserved rest, while we enjoy fresh coffee and snacks. Thereupon, our hiking adventure begins. After an hour of trekking we will finally reach the summit of Chacaltaya.

This dazzling summit standing at 5,500 meters will offer the best sceneries for amazing pictures, or to simply take them in. We’ll be able to see all the way to Huayna Potosi and the Cordillera Real. Then, we’ll prepare for our descent, and later the drive back to La Paz.

Would you like to visit this fantastic place? Request to book this trip, and stand at the top of Chacaltaya with one of our expert guides.

Looking for another trip? We also guide this Nevado Sajama (6,540m), 10-day Expedition to the highest point in Bolivia.


About the guide

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Bolivian Mountaineering is a company specialized in high altitude mountaineering and expeditions throughout “Cordillera Real”, a long stretch of the Bolivian Andes north of La Paz containing a wide variety of peaks for amateurs as well as experts.

We love mountains and we are experts in mountaineering. “Bolivian Mountaineering” is one of the few agencies in the country where many of its guides are certified by the IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association), not surprisingly since many of us have spent a good deal of our lives in the mountains.

We are proud to offer the highest levels of expertise to guarantee your safety and comfort in our expeditions no matter your level of knowledge. Beyond being mountain guides we want to be your friends in the mountains.

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