This trek begins in Chacaltaya ideal for acclimatization; We will travel the mountain to have an impressive view of the city of La Paz
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||In our Offices in La Paz|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 18:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
The trek requires a minimum of 2 people in order to leave. If you are just one person and want to book you can place your booking selecting 2 in the quantity box and we will try to find more people for your chosen date – if we cannot find more people we can cancel this booking and refund you, or we can still confirm the tour if you agree on paying double.
All One Day
Around 7.30 am you will be picked up from your hostel / hotel. The 2 hour drive passes through El Alto and on the Altiplano where you begin to see the Andean landscape and mountain ranges. We arrived at Chacaltaya ski lodge (5200 m) spend some time there to admire the stunning scenery. From the refuge we will climb to the first peak of Chacaltaya (5300 m) and see what used to be the highest commercial ski resort in the world. Unfortunately now the glacier has receded so much due to global warming there is very little skiing possible, but the views are still worth the effort. There is a second peak that we headed to before making a descent towards the left side and down towards the Milluni valley.
Once in the valley we will pass through llama pastures and Milluni where there is a lagoon. All this time we will walk towards the majestic figure of the mountain Huayna Potosí, to 6088 m. At some distance after the lagoon we will ascend the path to the Huayna Potosi refuge where we will rest to savor the sights and meet with our transportation back to La Paz. You should arrive in La Paz around 5 / 6pm (depending on your trekking speed and traffic).