Trekking and Climbing

Los Andes Mountain Range and Inca Trails

From 1 to 21 days

Bolivia is an ideal country for mountain and trekking activities. The Andean Cordillera and its branches crossing through the country offer experienced and novice thrill seekers the possibility of defying increasingly their skills. The most visited mountains are the following:

- Illimani, Mururata, Condoriri, Huayna Potosí, in Cordillera Real
- Sajama, Pomarape and Parinacota, in Cordillera Occidental (western)

Regarding trekking, Bolivia is part of the great network of Caminos de Inca (Inca treks) or Qhapaq Ñam. One of its most valued routes is the pre-Columbian trek known as Chucura or Choro passing through Cotapata National Park in Los Yungas, La Paz.

The most visited mountain on this cordillera for short treks and panoramic view is Chacaltaya, a defunct ski slope that is located 50 minutes from the city of La Paz.



The Cordillera Real u Oriental (Cordillera Real) is 200 kilometers long and runs from the Illampu massif to the Illimani mountain. It runs from the northeast to the southeast. It is separated into groups divided by valleys branch of the Andean range is the most important in Bolivian territory, with many high snowy mountain peaks that rise over 6.000 m.a.s.l., and enormous glaciers that lie between their deep ravines.

The Cordillera Real offers a seemingly infinite number of alternatives for adventures sports, especially trekking over pre-Hispanic roads, mountaineering and sports fishing among other interesting alternatives.
Mountains such as the Ancohuma (6.427 m.a.s.l.); the Huayna Potosi (6.088 m.a.s.l.) and the Illimani (6.493 m.a.s.l.) are three of the more popular destinations for mountaineering.

Nestled at the flanks of the mountains lie beautiful melt water lagoons in brilliant blues and greens, which reflect the peaks like mirrors. The melt water has formed deep ravines in the eastern flanks, which produce dramatic changes in scenery where ice and rock formations give way to the thick Yungas forest which will then give way slowly, as they descend, to the headwaters of the Amazon river and region.

The stone-paved roads that connect the area around Lake Titikaka with the Yungas regions are an important legacy of Bolivia’s pre-Hispanic cultures. These roads have become a fundamental part of the eco-tourism offers to tourists, as they provide a change to change eco-systems over seven times in just a few kilometers, observing different types of flora and fauna in a condensed geographical area.

The Cordillera Real (Royal Mountain Range), with magnificent peaks and cristal water lakes, is the ideal place to practice trekking, rock climbing and high mountain climbing. Within its surroundings it is possible to find a variety of alluring valleys like Sorata, which are ideal for resting as well as for cultural tourism. Amazing prehispanic paths like Choro and Takesi, which offer a journey through different ecological zones. Yungas, with such picturesque populations and towns like Coroico, amidst geography and a semi tropical weather, perfect to carry out adventure tourism.

San Pedro Cave

Located in the Municipality of Sorata in the Department of La Paz, the famous Grotto of San Pedro has been provided with a new touristic infrastructure that allows the better appreciation of the beautiful cavern, the access to the lagoon and safe boating. The immediate environ offers cabins for lodging, a swimming pool of natural waters, caving center, walks, viewpoints, open air recreation areas, with spots to BBQ and a park for the children.

Location: Department of La Paz, Omasuyos, Larecaja, Los Andes y Murillo

Nearest capital city: La Paz

Altitude: between 6.560 to 1.480 m.a.s.l.

Temperature: 12°C annual average



  • Camping
  • Private transportation
  • Specialized guide
  • Specialized equipment
  • Meals
  • Entrance tickets


  • Adventure sports insurance
Chacaltaya, 1 day

1 day hike, great opportunity for acclimatation and to prepare the body for new mountain climbing  (5.300m.a.s.l.)

1 day trek at the Parque Nacional Tuni Condoriri, through high mountain lagoons and beautiful landscapes at the foot of the 5.648 m.a.s.l. mountain

2 days trek crossing the mountains of the Cordillera Real towards the subtropical zone of Los Yungas, along the pre-columbian roads also called "Inca Trails".

  • 1 camping night at 3700 m.a.s.l

3 days trek crossing the mountains of La Cumbre towards Coroico in Los Yungas, from an altitud of 4.600 to 1.300 m.a.s.l.

  • 2 camping nights

It is the most visited mountain among those with an altitude higher than 6 thousand meters, recommended for climbers acclimated to altitude.
On the 1st day starting from the base camp near the ghost town of Milluni, we climb up to 5000 m.a.s.l. On the second day very early we head towards the summit at 6088 m.a.s.l.

Visit to the Sajama National Park where the Sajama volcano is located, it is the highest in Bolivia with 6542 m.a.s.l. Hike through queñua forests, geysers, Khasiri and Sorapata lagoons. Also visit to the polychrome chullpas (funerary inca tombs) of the Lauca River.

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