La Paz: Charquini Mountain Guided Hike

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Explore Charquini Mountain on a guided hike and enjoy the altiplano landscapes. Enjoy panoramic views of Huayna Potosi, Lake Titicaca, and Chacaltaya among the Andes mountains.

Highlights

  • Hike around the altiplano with views from more than 4100 meters
  • Enjoy the convenience of round trip transportation including stops
  • Admire the Andes Mountains and natural landmarks from up high
  • Hike to Laguna Charquini or Esmeralda with a licensed guide
  • See panoramic views of Lake Titicaca and Chacaltaya

Description

Your adventure begins bright and early, gathering at the designated meeting point, setting the stage for a journey to Nevado Charquini, an emblematic mountain in the Andes standing at 5390 meters above sea level. From here, your guide leads you on a travel filled with captivating vistas, unfolding over approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The route is dotted with charming stops, allowing you to marvel at the spectacular views of Huayna Potosi, Chacaltaya, Lake Titicaca, alongside glimpses of a mining cemetery and the rich biodiversity of the area. Upon arrival at Charquini, you embark on the heart of your expedition, a trek that spans roughly 3 hours, with the duration tailored to the group’s pace and size. This path guides you through the rugged beauty of the Andes, drawing you closer to the day’s zenith, the mesmerizing Laguna Esmeralda. Known for its mineral-rich, crystal-clear waters, the lagoon mirrors the vast blue sky and the encircling mountains, creating a breathtaking tableau of natural splendor. It's here, at the shores of Laguna Esmeralda, that you pause, immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty and serene landscapes that define this region. The adventure, while challenging, does not include an ascent to the snow-capped summit but focuses on the journey to the lagoon itself, offering a rewarding experience of hiking and contemplation amid stunning landscapes. As the day unfolds, the trek back to the starting point marks the conclusion of your journey, aiming for a return by approximately 4:00 p.m., enriched by the unforgettable sights and experiences of Nevado Charquini and Laguna Esmeralda.

Includes

Tour guide (Spanish and English)

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine You will hike to reach the top of the lagoon, there are no elevators or lifts

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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