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Chacaltaya Ski Resort

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Address: Calle Mexico 1638 | Casilla, La Paz 1346, Bolivia
Phone Number:
591 2 324682

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The highest point where I have ever been

It is nice to go there and feel the altitude. The car takes you almost at the top so you dont have to have any special equipment. The way to the top takes you about 1 hour and you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nice to go there and feel the altitude. The car takes you almost at the top so you dont have to have any special equipment. The way to the top takes you about 1 hour and you can take some nice pictures with the stones on the top but there is not very specil view. It is not... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place to visit especially if you are planning to do some climbing around La Paz, as its elevation is 5,421 meters. The glacier on Chacaltaya served as Bolivia's only ski resort. It was the world's highest lift-served ski area. Unfortunately, due to global warming, it is not used as a ski resort anymore, yet, it is... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you like to go somewhere unique, remote, stark and beautiful, this is the destination. High up in the Andes, this was once the highest operating ski slope in the world, 20 miles from the highest commercial airport in the world, adjacent to the world's highest altitude capitol city in the world. Prone to oxygen sickness? You might want to... More 

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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the tour for 80Bs (not including 15Bs for Chacaltaya and 15Bs for the moon valley) ended up in a mini-van with 12 tourists. There was only one van at the top so I think it doesn't matter with which agency you book (though the prices range from 80-150Bs). The rie to Chacaltaya is a bit bumpy but not... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you're not a mountain climber (you're not going to take on Huayna Potosi), Chacaltaya is a sweet option to see what it's like to hike at almost 18,000ft. The views are lovely. The day we went up, some chollitas had climbed to the summit to perform what appeared to be some sort of penitential rite. We maintained some distance... More 

Thank Robert C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We booked this day trip through the travel agent at our hotel and thought it was great. The tour left from the Plaza Isabela Catolica and was well organized all the way through. The high altitude was a hard adjustment so we didn´t walk much. Some of the best views we have seen!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I visited Chacaltaya mountain as part of a day trip booked through Kanoo Tours (which also included a visit to Moon Valley for just $15 USD). It’s located about an hour outside of La Paz city centre & involved a rather bumpy (& at times, rather scary) bus ride to reach the disused ski lodge near the top. From here,... More 

Thank lrnnnn
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115 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The old ski resort has one the most beautiful mountain views I've seen. I have only biked there so I don't know much about transport. The drive from the La Paz is striking as you leave the high density city and enter in an almost empty, rugged, mountainous are. High, dry desert. No matter how you go, dress warmly, bring... More 

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101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a 90 minutes trip from La Paz with a taxi or car or minibus, on dirt roads, going up to 5.300m! Higher than almost anywhere in the world! Then you can walk up to two summits, one about 5.380m high and the second 5.421m! The walk is easy, takes about 20 minutes, if you don´t have altitude problems...... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The view from Chacaltaya to Huayna Potosi, Illimani, Titicaca and El Alto are breathtaking (if you have a good wheather). Be careful of coming here because of altitude, you have to be very well adapted. I can't imagine how people could ski in here...

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