Hiking near La Paz

by Carmen Guerreiro
(Sao Paulo, Brasil)

Hi, Bella, I am planning my trip to Bolivia (I'm Brazilian) and I posted this question here, but nobody answered so I was wondering if you could help me: http://www.boliviabella.com/day-trip-from-la-paz-hiking-in-the-mountains.html

In fact, I wanted something near La Paz, and easy to do since I'm not a professional. But still, I wanted to see beautiful sights. I saw the Condoriri trail and I wonder if it fits to this description...

Thank you!
Carmen

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Aug 10, 2012
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you can hike huayna potosi easily
by: Anonymous

Huayna Potosi...beautiful! You can make a day-long hike without reaching the top, really, really nice hike & scenery!

Aug 02, 2012
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by: Carmen

Hi Everybody, thank you for the suggestions!
I'll be in La Paz for 5 days, so I think I'll be used to the altitude by then.

I'm going to research about all the places you guys suggested and see what suits best for the trip.

Thank you!

Aug 01, 2012
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try huajchilla
by: Eduardo

Go towards Huajchilla. I literately just picked a mountain at random and made my own trail up.

Aug 01, 2012
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by: Anonymous

How long do you have in La Paz? The big question is if you have time to acclimatize before you head out (at least three days). It's pretty terrible to get altitude sickness when you're up on the trail, and the Codoriri trail takes you high almost immediately. You might consider doing one or more of the walks around Lake Titikaka (Isla Suriqui, Copacopana) which offer great views of the snowcapped peaks, or trying out the pass on the way to the Zongo (at the base of Huayna Potosi--the most accessible high altitude hike). The Devil's Tooth (various approaches) is an old favourite in La Paz, and offers excellent views of the surrounding area. My choice, though, would be to take the Yungas Road over the pass to Huaranillas (stay at Rio Selva Resort) and hike the first part (really the end) of the Cumbre to Corioico Inca trail. You get a great spectrum of the east side of the Andes that way. Check it out....

Aug 01, 2012
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Try Valle de la Luna, or Muela del Diablo
by: BoliviaBella.com

I'm not familiar with the Condoriri trail but will try to find out for you. Have you considered a day at the Valle de la Luna (just 15 minutes from the city) or hiking up to the Muela del Diablo (in the southern zone, about a 1/2 day hike if you skip taking the bus up to the top).

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