Chiarkhota Lake – Pico Austria Hike Tour

This is a fantastic trek, not dificult and can be achieved by most people without any problems. For a little more demanding tour its possible to get to the Pico Austria mountain. An excellent viewpoint of the entire Cordillera Real.



At 7.00 - 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hostel/hotel . The two hour drive passes through El Alto and onto the Altiplano where you start to see the Andean landscape and mountain ranges. We start from the Rinconada 4.400 m.

The trail first passes through Llama pastures towards the Condoriri range were the walking is easy and gradually climbs in altitude. After a short time you will pass by a small lake called Khauna Khota which offers a good view of Condoriri. From here you continue along the trail until arriving at Laguna Chiar Khota (4700m) where you will take a break to take in the mountain views before setting off on the climb up to pico Austria.

From here its optional to take a walk to a nearby glacier (1 hour walk), or to go back to La Paz.

If you want a more demanding walk/climb, from here we start on the trail up to Pico Austria (5300 m.a.s.l.) which steadily climbs, winding at first until we reach a ridge that takes us up to the summit. The views from the top look out towards the Condoriri Range and also when clear, across to Huayna Potosi. This climb will take around 3 hours for most people although well acclimatized trekkers can do it in less.

The return is along the same route to get where we expect the vehicle to take us back to La Paz.
1 Pax = 800Bs.
2 Pax = 450Bs. Each
3 Pax = 400Bs. Each
4 Pax = 350Bs. Each


• Private transportation round trip
• Local guide
• Box Lunch
• A small bottle of water
• Fruit


• Entrance fee Bs. 20.

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