Chacaltaya is a mountain in the Cordillera Real, one of the mountain ranges of the Cordillera Oriental, itself a range of the Bolivian Andes. Its elevation is 5,421 meters.
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Chacaltaya is a mountain in the Cordillera Real in the Bolivian Andes. It is located in the La Paz Department, Loayza Province, Charaña Municipality. The mountain is about 17 miles northwest of the city of La Paz. The peak of the mountain is 5,426 meters (17,785 feet) above sea level. The air is thin and it can be difficult to breathe. It is recommended to take it easy and take your time to acclimatize to the altitude. Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity. Be sure to pack warm clothing, as it can be cold even in summer. It is also a good idea to have travel insurance in case of emergency.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Chacaltaya include the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku, the stunning scenery of the Cordillera Real mountain range, and the breathtaking Lake Titicaca.
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La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also named Chuqi Yapu in Aymara, is the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. With an estimated 816,044 residents as of 2020, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia.
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El Alto is the second-largest city in Bolivia, located adjacent to La Paz in Pedro Domingo Murillo Province on the Altiplano highlands. El Alto is today one of Bolivia's fastest-growing urban centers, with an estimated population of 943,558 in 2020. El Alto is the highest major metropolis in the world, with an average elevation of 4,000 m.