Tuni – Laguna Chiarkota
2 Days / 1 Night
La Paz being the synthesis of Bolivia is an appropiate site to undertake endless hikes in the Cordillera Real (mountains), the Yungas Valleys, and the semitropical and tropical zones of this Department.
There are hikes starting in the Cordillera from about 4800 m and descending to 1500 m. They have a great contrast of landscapes and ecological zones that can be observed on the journey. Within these areas there are hikes that are highlighted by the Pre-Columbian roads (Choro, Takesi, Yungas Cruz), where the cobblestone paths that were built and used by pre-Incan cultures in order to trade edible products with the communities in the different geographical zones of the Department are still preserved.
The tour starts at 08:30 when you are picked up from your hotel where we then head in a private vehicle to the village of Tuni (4400 m) which takes 2 hours. Around 11:00 we have lunch in Tuni and after an hour we begin the trek towards Chiarkota Lagoon (4650 m) on a simple path where we see some lagoons surrounded by mountains of the Bolivian High Plateau. After 45 minutes walking we arrive at a plateau where we admire the Andean fauna and around 13:15 following a path we get to a river, a suitable place for a 15 minute rest. Afterwards we continue the tour on the same path until we get to Kallan Kkota Lagoon and finally around 15:00 we arrive at Chiarkota Lagoon (4650 m) which is located in the foothills of Condoriri Mountain. At 16:00 we’ll have a snack and free time to enjoy the views while the guide sets up the tent to spend the night and makes dinner.
We start at 07:30 with breakfast and an hour after we head off to the mountain called Aguja Negra (Black Needle). Around 10:30 we pass the Jisthaña Cumbre (summit) at 5000 meters. Continuing on the hike we get to a plateau where we have lunch at midday. After an hour and a half we leave for Tuni arriving there at approximately 16:00. Finally we return by private vehicle to La Paz and arrive at the hotel at 18.00.
The tour includes: Private transportation, complete board on the tour, tent, insulation mat and guide.
The tour does not include: Sleeping bag, entrance ticket, 2 liters of water (first day), personal porter.
Price per person:
144 USD (minimum 2 people - only private tour).