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Chacaltaya Ski Resort

Calle Mexico 1638 | Casilla, La Paz 1346, Bolivia
591 2 324682
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Scary… but worth it.

We travelled with Maya tours on a 30 seater coach (about half full). There’s no beating around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josephml94
AWESOME VIEWS, WELL WORTH THE TRIP

We took a bus tour here which included the moon valley. T he views were colourful and amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rtz63
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

We travelled with Maya tours on a 30 seater coach (about half full). There’s no beating around the bush on this one… the road up to the former ski resort is utterly terrifying. It may not be called the Death Road, but it’s certainly pretty...More

1  Thank Josephml94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a bus tour here which included the moon valley. T he views were colourful and amazing. The road up is rocky and narrow in some parts, so a bit scary looking over the edge. You have to walk the final part to the...More

Thank rtz63
Reviewed 31 October 2017 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 11 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

4  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 9 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
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