Cordillera Real (TE01-05-CR) - Page 1

07:30-09:00 La Paz – Patamanta ( 60 km – 37.3 mi )

We climb out of the La Paz valley, and will take the lake Titicaca road, which goes through El Alto (where the La Paz international Airport is located), the poor and desolate satellite city of La Paz. Leaving the El Alto, the road goes north west along Altiplano, following the Cordillera Real mountain range, which can be seen on our right side. If there is a good visibility, then you will get your first glimpses of the majestic mountains. We will follow the road through small communities and fields of potatoes and quinua all the way to the village of Patamanta . Here we will leave the main road and turn north east towards the mountain range of Cordillera Real.

09:00-10:00 Patamanta – Tuni ( 20 km – 12.4 mi )

We will start a steady if not great ascent towards the Cordillera Real mountains. As we slowly ascent the climate gets harsher and the fields slowly disappear and only plain with hardy grass remains. There might be herds of llamas and alpacas grazing here. Eventually we will get the glimpses of Condoriri group, with its three major peaks. After further driving we will get to the village of Tuni , this is the gateway to the mountain climbing and tracking in the area. There is a large artificial lake here which supplies La Paz with drinking water.

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