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Sorata (Bolivia)

Practical information on Sorata

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3h30 by bus from La Paz
When to go

From April to October

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sorata

Seasoned Traveller
75 written opinions

Halfway between La Paz and Lake Titicaca, Sorata village is less than 10 000 ft high in altitude and acts as a base for hiking in the surroundings. Trekking lovers beware !

My suggestion:
If you are only coming this way for the village, better to continue on your way... It is cute quite alright, but it is mostly for its surroundings that you come all the way to Sorata .
My review

According to my guide, Sorata is one of the most beautiful Bolivian Andes villages and deserves for us to make a stop at it, especially if we feel like going on a few hikes. So I decide to stop there for 2 days before heading for Lake Titicaca.

Well, I am a bit disappointed to say the least! On arrival, I go to find out about the possibility of hiking and it seems quite complicated. The only way to go is accompanied by a guide and most of the hikes proposed require a minimum of 3-4 days, which is not my idea at all. In the end we manage to reach a compromise with a guide for a 4-5 hour outing the following morning. This leaves me the afternoon to do the tour of the village, unhurriedly. There is not much to do there, but this is precisely what does some good. I take this opportunity to rest in the little park on the main square, which leaves me to perceive the bustle of the village at leisure.

The next day, I get up early for my famous hike and... it is raining cats and dogs! Result, outing cancelled, all that for this... It does not matter, Copacabana and Lake Titicaca await me, so I decide to clear off sooner than planned!

The main square of Sorata village
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