1. La Paz – Pampalarama (4486m/14.720ft) We leave La Paz after breakfast to visit the community of Chacaltaya. After approx. an hour we reach the heart of the Andes Cordillera at the shelter Pampalarama where we get installed before visiting the area. We go for a short hike (5h return) to the Khuno Tincuta glacier situated at 5000m/16.400ft above sea level. We have lunch at the glacier and after recollecting our strength we return to the shelter where we enjoy a typical bolivian snack which consists of Buñuelos (type of doughnut) and hot Api (sweet and hot corn drink). The rest of the day is free to enjoy the surroundings.
The original community of Chacaltaya was born in 1871 and through time is as managed to retain most of the Aymara culture. The community celebrates the important rituals of the Aymara calendar and life if lived at the rhythm of the agricultural production and the seasonal migration of llamas and alpacas in the month of September. Developed over time in the ancestral customs the community has kept the organic organisational and administrative structure which is managed by the "Ayni", "Minka" and the "Waki" – terms that indicate mutual aid and community work. The inhabitants speak Aymara and the majority of the Spanish as a second language.
2. Pampalarama – La Paz At 08h00 we leave for a short walk (3 hours) in order to admire the magnificent landscape of the Royal Cordillera and we climb to 4700m/15.420ft to the Laguna Pampalarama. We have the possibility to sail on the lake or go for a stroll around the area. After lunch we return to La Paz where the rest of the day is free. End of our services
Important: Itinerary can change as a result of weather conditions and some sights are not accessible at all times – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.
Support Team: Specialised local Spanish speaking guide
Optional: English speaking translator
Accommodation: 1 night in eco shelter
Guaranteed departure: from 2 people
Group size: 2 to 18 people
Porterage: You must carry your personal equipment which you need for the day
Included in the price: - Transport and transfers as outlined in the program - Group tour with local Spanish speaking guide or English speaking translator depending on chosen option - Accommodation in eco shelter - Meals mentioned
Not included in the price: - Personal travel insurance - Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 0 Bs, (Bolivianos - Bolivian national currency) - this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) - Meals not mentioned - Tips - Personal equipment - Drinks
Expenses during the tour: - Drinks, tips and all other personal expenses - Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 0 boliviano per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) - Meals not mentioned - Accommodation not mentioned