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CONDORIRI - LAGUNA CHIAR KHOTA – 1 DAY TREK
This is a fantastic trek amongst the Mountain Range. It is not a dificult trek and can be achieved by most people without any problems. For those wishing to get a little higher and condition themselves for harder treks/climbs there is an option to climb Pico Austria 5270m.
Option 1 – Lago Tuni to Laguna Chiar Khota.
At 8:30 a.m. you will be picked up from your/hotel. The 2 hour drive passes through El Alto and onto the Altiplano where you start to see Andean landscape and mountain ranges. We arrive at Lago Tuni (4200m.) and alter a hot drink of mate de coca we prepare for the trek.
The trail first winds clockwise around Lago Tuni and immediately you will witnessing stunning mountain landscapes. The walking is easy and gradually climbs in altitude. After a few hours you will pass by a lake called Khauna Khota which offers a good view of Condoriri. From here you continue along the trail until arriving at Laguna Chiar Khota (4700m) where you will have a well rest and at lunch surrounded by stunning snow capped peaks. It should take around 3 to 4 hours to arrive here. The return trek to Tuni should be 3 hours or less.
Option 2 – Chiar Khota to Pico Austria.
We start at 7am to get to the Corner of where you start this journey. After arriving at Laguna Chiar Khota we will follow the trail around the shoreline and continue on to a winding path.Well will stop for lunch either on the far side of the lake or. If it is not too Wendy, after a short climb up the trail. The path winds its way up the mountain side ending with steeper section to get to the Peak at 5300m. Good views of Condoriri, Huayna Potosí and the lakes below. The trek up from the lake should take about 1.5 hours and about 45 mins to descend. These times can change dependig on how acclimatized you are though.
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