Chacaltaya – Huayna Potosi (Full day) – Bolivian Mountain Guides

Chacaltaya – Huayna Potosi (Full day)

Chacaltaya 5350m

Chacaltaya is a a mountain in the Cordillera Real that used to be the highest ski resort on earth before the glacier melted. It still offers great views of the Cordillera Real.


The two-hour trip passes through El Alto and the Altiplano, where you begin to see the Andean landscape and the mountain ranges. We arrived at the ski shelter of Chacaltaya (5260 m) and warmed ourselves with a coca tea and contemplated the landscape.

From the refuge we will go up to the first peak of Chacaltaya (5350 m) and we will see what used to be the highest commercial ski area in the world. Unfortunately, now the glacier has retreated so much due to the global. There is a second peak to which we go before making a descent towards the left side and towards the valley of Zongo.

All this time we will be walking towards the majestic figure of the Huayna Potosi mountain at 6088m, we descend near the Charquini mountain, we will walk along the path until the Zongo pass where there are several refuges where we will rest and meet with our transport that will take us back to La Paz.

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