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The most beautiful places in the Cordillera Real

The best of the most famous mountain range in Bolivia

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in the Cordillera Real
Inserted: 06.01.2023
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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The Cordillera Real is a still heavily glaciated mountain range east of La Paz and Lake Titicaca. Here you will find a whole series of six thousand peaks, including the highest mountains of Bolivia. The western slopes fall to the Altiplano plateau, while the eastern ones reach the depths of the Amazon. Among the most beautiful places here are the local mountains, glacial lakes and high mountain passes.

1.
Illimani

Second Highest Mountain of Bolivia

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 439 m / 21 125 ft

The monumental massif of the second highest mountain in Bolivia, Illimani (6,439m), is one of the most famous… continue reading

2.
Bolivian death road

The most famous South American road

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 451 m / 8 041 ft

If you want to get to Yungas region or to the Amazon from the Altipláno plateau, you always have a dangerous… continue reading

3.
Laguna Estrellani

Laguna lying in the pass

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 647 m / 15 246 ft

Relatively picturesque Laguna Estrellani (4 647 m asl) is located directly in the flat pass of La Cumbre. It… continue reading

4.
Huayna Potosí

The nearest six thousander in the surrou

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 088 m / 19 974 ft

Huayna Potosi is very popular mountain mainly for its accessibility from the capital of Bolivia – La Paz. If… continue reading

5.
Ancohuma

Third highest mountain of Bolivia

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| Altitude: 6 427 m / 21 086 ft

Ancohuma (6,427m) asl is the third highest mountain in Bolivia. It is located in the northern part of the… continue reading

6.
Zongo pass

Pass under Huayna Potosí

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 764 m / 15 630 ft

Only a short distance from La Paz is the Zongo Pass (4,764 meters above sea level). Just below the pass is… continue reading

7.
Illampu

The fourth highest mountain in Bolivia

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 368 m / 20 892 ft

Illampu (6,368 m above sea level) is the fourth highest mountain in Bolivia. It lies at the very northern end… continue reading

8.
Apacheta Chucura Pass

The highest point of El Choro trek

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 870 m / 15 978 ft

Pass Chucura Apacheta (4 870 m asl) is the highest point of the trek on the ancient Inca trail El Choro. Up… continue reading

9.
La Cumbre Pass

Start of the death road

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 660 m / 15 289 ft

Almost every visitor to Bolivia passes through road pass La Cumbre (4 660 m asl). Hikers set out from here to… continue reading

10.
Chacaltaya

The former world's highest ski slope

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| Altitude: 5 363 m / 17 595 ft

Chacaltaya is basically not very interesting mountain. Rather, it's just such a lackluster peak. What makes… continue reading

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