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Nevado Condoriri – La Paz

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Nevado Condoriri – La Paz

The Nevado Condoriri, name of aymara origin that means "Condor head" has a height of 4.648 m.a.s.l.. His approach more close begins in the dam "Tuni" of where is walking by more than 3 hours until the lagoon "Chiar Khota".
 
His Majesty is unique because it has the appearance of a condor with wings deployed to lift flight. It has an approximate extension of 15 kilometers and its figure dominates imposing the region. According to the locals it was the refuge of the condors, the largest and most ferocious Andean birds. It has gigantic birds carried between its claws children from nearby towns to the high peaks where fed them and educated to train them as "Men condors", that then is mixed in the population, sowing terror and death.
 
The first ascent to this colossus dates back to the year 1926, carried out by the mountaineers Germán Stoller and Helmut Fritz. Since then several expeditions were carried out to reach its peak.
 
The Condoriri is part of the chain of peaks. Among the most important are westward the Pico Austria, Small Alpamayo, Illusion and the Nevado Tarija, other important as Wyoming and needle black; all of them show the wild beauty of the eternal snowy and icy blizzards that hit its slopes and summits.
This resort has a great potential to develop high mountain sports. Was declared a National Park to protect natural areas that are in their surroundings such as the large number of lakes which supply drinking water to the cities of La Paz and El Alto.
 
You can access field base accompanied by residents, or otherwise you should hire the services of a travel agency that offers specialized tourist packages.
 
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