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Chacaltaya Ski Resort

Calle Mexico 1638 | Casilla, La Paz 1346, Bolivia
591 2 324682
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Great altitude experience! Beautiful views and photos!

This is a very nice and convenient option to explore altitude up to approx 5400m.. there is no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Raephels
,
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
Scariest bus ride ever

First of all, we did this tour with Maya Tours. AVOID AT ALL COST and check with the agency you are... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Simao_Botelho
,
Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“high altitude” (8 reviews)
“walk up” (4 reviews)
“half day trip” (4 reviews)
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Calle Mexico 1638 | Casilla, La Paz 1346, Bolivia
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591 2 324682
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice and convenient option to explore altitude up to approx 5400m.. there is no other public transport to Chacaltaya. We booked the simple standard tour with the agency Climbing South America (where we booked as well our Huayna Potosí ascent) for...More

1  Thank Raephels
Reviewed 3 July 2017

First of all, we did this tour with Maya Tours. AVOID AT ALL COST and check with the agency you are booking your tour with if it isn't subcontracting Maya Tours, as they seem to have nearly a monopoly. We went with Maya Tours to...More

Thank Simao_Botelho
Reviewed 12 June 2017

First of only do this tour if you are willing walk up a few hundred meters at high altitude. The mountain coverd in snow is beautiful, the walk up can be challenging with the altitude (but fun), and the views you get from there are...More

3  Thank httollini
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The road is a little scary, but is 100% worth it. The view is awesome, the guide was patience and amazing.. we absolutley love the tour.. only for the true adventurers

Thank Banery M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

First I had to persuade the locals in La Paz that this place actually existed. They all denied this. But after days of probing, I found someone to drive me + partner up. Once we got to the top, for less than $10 I rented...More

1  Thank battlestar010
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was by far the worst excursion I took in South America. We were picked up in a tourist bus and spent the next hour picking other people up from hotels in La Paz. As we pulled off the paved road at the edge of...More

1  Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Katerina905
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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...More

Thank Outdoorsy2014
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...More

Thank dave f
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...More

Thank rainzzigainz
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