Chacaltaya and Huayna Potosi Trek

Chacaltaya. Commonly referred to as the “highest ski resort in the world,” is located a short distance from La Paz.  For those of you in search of fresh powder, don’t get your hopes up just yet as the slope is no longer skiable due to the receding glacier (6-10m a year). However, at 5,300m, Chacaltaya boasts some of the most stunning views of the Cordillera Real, the city of La Paz and the seemingly endless altiplano. The best part is that you only have to ascend 200m by foot to reach the summit.

Huayna Potosi. Is the most popular peak in Bolivia as it is easily accessible to novices, At 6088m it surpasses the magic 6000m mark, meaning you’re kicking ass if you reach the summit. This climb is certainly a challenge but attainable to anyone who is acclimatized. It is worth every oxygen-depleting step. The breathtaking views, the twinkling night lights below you and the shimmering stars above you makes you feel like you’re floating between two worlds. The incredible sunrise and views over the city and Cordillera Real mountain range make this climb one of the most memorable and rewarding  experiences in SA.

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Takesi Trek

This is one of the most impressive and popular downhill walks in the Andes amongst travelers and locals. This trail links the barren altiplano with the lush subtropical Yungas, and gives you the rare opportunity to witness such extremes in amazing landscapes. There are spectacular views of the Mururata Peak and you will pass abandoned mines, cascading rivers, exquisite lagoons and quaint villages. This is one of the best preserved pre-Inca trails and almost half of the trail consists of extraordinary stonework/paving making this trip incredibly accessible without taking away from the adventurous river crossings and camping in the great outdoors. Your trip will come to an end in one of Bolivia’s oldest towns, Yanacachi.

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