La Paz

Chacaltaya – La Paz

Chacaltaya is a mountain located in the Department of La Paz of Bolivia with an approximate height of 5200 masl, located in the Cordillera de los Andes. Is to 30 kilometers from the city of La Paz and desd where you can see a wonderful view of the Huayna Potosi.

Photographs of Javier Vera

Mount Chacaltaya

Chacaltaya is a mountain located in the Department of La Paz of Bolivia with an approximate height of 5200 masl, located in the Cordillera de los Andes. Is to 30 kilometers from the city of La Paz and from where you can see a wonderful view of the Huayna Potosí. It was the closest to La Paz ski field, Since it was the only area of ski resort in Bolivia. It was notable for being the highest ski slope in the world as well as the closest to the line of the Ecuador. Is the path to the base of 200 meters, It is reached by a road built in the years 30.

The climate is very cold and the temperatures in spring range from 5 ° C to - 5 ° C, is recommended:

➡ MOUNTAIN JACKET (IS RECOMMENDED THAT BREAKS WIND)
➡ CAP OR HAT
➡ SUNGLASSES (ESSENTIAL LIGHT OF DUSK)
➡ HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLAR BLOCKER
➡ GLOVES FOR COLD
➡ HAT AND SCARF
➡ HIKING BOOTS OR SHOES WITH THICK FOOTPRINT (IF THE PLANT IS THIN WITH SECURITY WILL HAVE PAIN IN THE FOOT)
➡ COMPLETE WARM CLOTHES. BETTER IF IT'S WATERPROOF
➡ CANDY
➡ FLASHLIGHTS
➡ TREKKING POLES (OPTIONAL)
➡ WATER
➡ A CHANGE OF CLOTHES “TO CHANGE WHERE IT RAINS”
➡ A RAINCOAT

You can enjoy the sunset in the mountains to more of 5000 meters above sea level and be able to walk under the stars and reach the Summit.

From a top of the mountain can be seen:

✅ NEVADO ILLIMANI
✅ THE SNOWY HUAYNA POTOSÍ
✅ THE CORDILLERA REAL
✅ LAKE TITICACA
✅ THE ALTIPLANO AND THE CITY OF EL ALTO AND PEACE

To get to that place, it is recommended to take a tourist agency however cars individuals arrive without problem provided that they know the route.

In recent years it was losing snow dramatically due to global warming. Towards 2010, There were no more than 20 meters of the glacier, and it disappeared entirely during that year, When the remaining snow is sublimated in full. It is the first extinct tropical glacier in South America.

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