"Panoramic hike to discover Bolivia's Andean tropical glaciers"
Difficulty grade in TREK: MODERATE
     
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  Trekking in Chacaltaya (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Huayna Potosi (P. Barrón)  
     
     
  Approach to the glacier in Huayna Potosi (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Old glacier in Huayna Potosi (P. Barrón)  
     

Chacaltaya is a glacier slowly disappearing due to temperature increases attributed to global heating. At one point, but unfortunately not anymore, it was the highest ski resort in the world. A spectacular road zigzags up the rocky mountain to a height of 5220m/17126ft. Once at this vantage point, we will have a comfortable walk along the long ridge of Chacaltaya to reach the dominions of Huayna Potosi and visit an impressive old glacier.

ITINERARY

Car transfer to Chacaltaya.

Hike.

Transfer to Zongo Pass.

Hike to the glacier.

Return to La Paz.

BRING: anorak, warm gloves, fleece jacket, head torch, thermal underwear, mountain glasses, sun block and sun hat.