Hiking Cerro Tunari, 5050 Meters
Of all the Andean countries, Bolivia remains the least touristy and most adventurous. It offers all the attractions of its more popular neighbors, but remains a well-kept secret from the masses. This provides a unique opportunity for adventurous climbers and hikers.
You will be picked by our guide around 0700am, and we head on the road toward Morochata. Quickly the landscape will change as we drive into the Tunari mountain range. Our trekking will begin at a spectacular slace around 4.300 meters above sealevel. On our journey we will see beautiful waterfalls, Andean lakes, farm land encountering indigenous communities, typical of the Andes landscapes. After a trekking of average difficulty we will reach the summit of Pico Tunari, from which we will have an incredible view. With a bit of luck and clear sky’s we can observe the Illimani mountain in La Paz of 6462 meters high. And of course we have a view of the city Cochabamba.
Hiking with El Mundo Verde Travel
This hiking tour with El Mundo Verde Travel is characterized by the impressive view of the valley of Cochabamba and its incredible views over the Cochabamba mountain range.
Starting our hike at 4,300m of altitude, it will lead us through a majestic landscape of
mountains and crystal clear mountain lakes, until we will reach the top of the Pico Tunari
(5,050m) from where we will have a spectacular view over the Cordillera Tunari mountain
range and the entire valley of Cochabamba.
Description of this hike
Early in the morning a guide from El Mundo Verde Travel will pick you up from your hotel in Cochabamba and leave by private transport towards Tiquipaya and El Paso where we will visit the oldest church of Cochabamba. Further we leave the main road and start to rise a mountain road up into the mountains of the Cordillera Tunari. On our way up, we will see forest of kewiña trees and with some luck we will spot the majestic condor which habitats this region. The road will also pass through typical Andean villages. The higher we get, the grass covered mountains will change into rock formations whose peaks are sometimes covered with snow. We will leave the main road and go up by car to the top of the valley where we find some crystal clear mountain lakes and herder pasturing their llamas and alpaca. At the lake ‘Macho’ we will drink our typical Bolivian breakfast, afterwards we will start our three hours ascent to the top of central Bolivia’s highest peak. Before we reach the top we will have to face some rock formations, obstacles which are easy to overcome, which makes our ascent to the summit even more interesting. At the end without much difficulty we will make it to stand above 5,000m where we will enjoy an amazing view of 360 degrees, we can see the Cochabamba valley is lying down to our feet and if we are lucky we will be able to see as far as the snow covered mountains of the Cordillera Real and the Cordillera Quimza Cruz. After consuming our box lunch at the top of the peak and some time to rest and to enjoy the altitude we will descend to the last mountain lake where our private transport is waiting for us to take us back to Cochabamba.
Our guides have also traveled and climbed extensively in South America and intimately know the Bolivian Andes. Their knowledge of Andean culture as well as the mountains, combined with their passion for teaching others to become competent hikers, guarantees that your experience will be one to remember!
Duration of the walk: 6 hours (ascent from 4,300 to 5,050 meters of altitude)
Duration of the whole tour: 10 hours
Included in the package
- Private transport 4×4 from Cochabamba (2,600m) up to 4,500m
- Professional mountain guide, English / Dutch / Spanish / Italian
- Entrance fee national park
- Supply of food (lunch box)
- Coca tea
What to bring
- Good walking shoes
- Sun screen
- Extra water