Charquini Full Day Tour


Charquini Full Day Tour

  • Visit one of the most accessible snow-capped mountains in La Paz

  • Additional stops such as the Milluni Cemetery, Jilarata Viewpoint

  • Experienced bilingual guides with great local knowledge assist you throughout the day

Charquini is a more emergent attraction of the city of La Paz. A place to contemplate the Charquini glacier and its turquoise lagoon in certain seasons.


All year round


Full day


Plaza San Francisco, church door


Hotel and hostels, located in the central area



Start time

8:00 AM


Charquini is one of the most emerging attractions in the city of La Paz. A place to contemplate the Charquini glacier and its turquoise lagoon in certain seasons.

The tour we offer has additional stops such as the Milluni Cemetery and Jilarata Viewpoint.

The walk is approx. one hour and an hour and a half to the lagoon depending on the physical condition of the clients and their acclimatization.

Ticket Price(USD)
ADULT 22.00 (USD)

07:30 - 08:00 am

Start of pick-up from Central Hotels, starting at Plaza Isabel La Catolica

08:00 - 08:15 am

Pick up at Plaza San Francisco and some hotels near the square

08:15 - 08:40 am

To Monkey Store

08:50 - 09:20 am

Journey to Jilarata viewpoint

09:20 - 09:40 am

Explanation at Mirador Jilarata

09:40- 10:10 am

Journey to cementery

10:10 - 10:30 am

Explanation of the guide in the cementery

10:30 - 10:45 am

Journey to base camp

10:55 - 12:20 pm

Hike to Charquini lagoon

12:20 - 13:20 pm

Time to rest and to take pictures

13:20 - 14:00 pm

Return hike

15:40 - 16:10 pm

Drop off in central hotels in La Paz


- Tourist transport
- Certified guides
- Ecological walking stick
- Snacks (juice or soda, a snack, and a sandwich (avocado if vegetarian).
- Oxygen, oximeter
- Entrance fee


- Lunch
- Extra expenses


Extra rental clothing (boots 25 bs, jacket 15 bs)


Cancellation or changes to this tour:

CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 6:00 pm (La Paz time) 2 days before the tour begins. After this time, there is a 100% change fee.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel two days prior to the tour before 6:00 pm (La Paz time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

You must email (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

  1. Can I do the tour with kids?

    Children aged 10 and above are welcome to participate in the tour under the supervision of an adult.

  2. Can I rent special boots or jackets?

    Sure, you need to let us know that you would like to rent equipment 2 days before the start date of your tour, the prices are boots 25 bolivianos and jacket 15 bolivianos.

  3. Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?

    Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia, and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500 metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.

  4. Why book with

    Apart from our low price guarantee, with us, you can be 100% assured that your booking is made. We provide instant email confirmation and have live spaces and availability for each tour. You are in the capable hands of our team here on the ground of 20 local experts who speak perfect Spanish and English, always ready with a quick response to any and all questions you might have. Tour operators are experts at operating their tours...we are the experts at reservations, organization, and assistance with your plans for these tours.


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