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Location: Hampaturi Valley, Hampaturi Lake, villages of Palcoma, Hampaturi and Chicani
Starting / Ending Point: 8:30 at your hotel in La Paz. Return at 16:30 approximately.

Day hike to Hampaturi Valley

This day hike is a perfect trip to be done from La Paz and is a nice Walk, Hampaturi Valley outing if you want to acclimatize to trekking at high altitudes without traveling far from La Paz. You will be picked up early from your hotel in La Paz, and we will head for Hampaturi Valley, a rural valley about 30 minutes away from downtown La Paz.

The ramble starts out on the western side of the rural highland valley which is part of the municipality of La Paz. We will continue to ascend gradually until we arrive at the Hampaturi Lake. Hampaturi Lake and the spectacular canyons and rivers of the valley provide La Paz with drinking water and hydroelectric energy. The valley also accounts for important supplies of fresh produce and agricultural and dairy products from small farming communities.

After a delicious picnic at the lakeside, we will cross the dam and descend along the valley's eastern side. We will pass through several small villages along the way such as Palcoma and Hampaturi. Many of the houses you will see here are built from adobe and stone as they were hundreds of years ago.

Hampaturi Valley, local communities

The ramble finishes up at about 4pm in the village of Chicani, where you will be invited to a refreshing natural fruit drink and an Andean snack. You will have the chance to rest and freshen up at a cozy Bed & Breakfast before heading back to La Paz, where we arrive at about 5:00pm.

The Hampaturi Ramble day-hike gives you a new and stunning view of La Paz from the south but also a very interesting look at a rural landscape the La Paz valley might have resembled a few hundred years ago. If you have an interest in how local communities have been able to adapt to an extreme environment and in the effects of urban development and climate change on local communities and ecosystems, you will definitely enjoy this ramble through the beautiful Hampaturi Valley.

Your itinerary:

Hampaturi Lake

  • 8:30 Hotel pick-up and departure from La Paz to Hampaturi Valley
  • 9:15 - Arrival in Hampaturi Valley & start of your hike
  • 9:15 - 12:00pm Gradual ascent to Hampaturi Lake
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm - Picnic lunch
  • 1:00 - 4:00pm - Descent to Chicani
  • 4:00 - 4:30pm - Rest & possibility to fresh up at Tarapari Bed & Breakfast
  • 17:00 Arrival at your hotel in La Paz

One day (8 hours)

r-round, all days of the week.Spring fields, Hampaturi Valley

  • Public transport from La Paz to Hampaturi Valley (possibility to upgrade to private transport)
  • Private transport from Hampaturi back to La Paz
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch


  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

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