Chacaltya: Ex-ski resort & disappeared glacier

$14USD/ Day

This half day tour is the first half of the two part ¨Chacaltya/Moon Valley Tour.¨ On this tour you will driver over an hour to reach the sumit on this 

Chacaltaya (Mollo language for "bridge of winds" or "winds meeting poing", Aymara for "cold road" 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 (17,785 ft). Chacaltaya's glacier — which was as old as 18,000 years — had an area of 0.22 km2 (0.085 sq mi) in 1940, which had been reduced to 0.01 km2 (0.0039 sq mi) in 2007 and was completely gone by 2009. Half of the meltdown, as measured by volume, took place before 1980. The final meltdown after 1980, due to missing precipitation and the warm phase of El Niño, resulted in the glacier's disappearance in 2009. The glacier was formerly one of the highest in South America, located about 30 kilometers.The glacier on Chacaltaya once served as Bolivia's only ski resort. It was the world's highest lift-served ski area and the northernmost in South America as well as the world's second most equatorial after Maoke, Indonesia.