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Tuni (Bolivia)

Practical information on Tuni

  • Encounters with locals
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Handicraft
2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A few hours' walk from Laguna Chiar Khota
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Tuni

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Tuni is an Andean village located deep within the Cordillera Real mountain range.

My suggestion:
When you stop at Tuni, take advantage of the opportunity to try a mate de coca, which help to prevent you suffering from the effects of altitude sickness.
My review

Landscapes and scenery, ethnic peoples, a varied climate: Bolivia deserves its reputation as a veritable mosaic of a country! This South American country, lying surrounded on all sides by Argentina, Chili, Peru, Brazil and Paraguay, is still largely untouched by tourism, though it is a well-known place to fans of walking and climbing in the Andean mountains, who come here to practise their sport in the Cordillera Real range.

The most famous trek in Bolivia can be undertaken over one, two or three weeks, depending on your ability, physical condition, budget, etc. But let's talk about our visit to the village of Tuni. After days of walking along Andean valleys and cols, we arrived at the little hamlet of Tuni, which lies not far from the lagoon of the same name. With the snow-capped summits of the Cordillera Real all around it, the village seems absolutely minuscule. Some of the inhabitants offered us coca leaves while we were there. After a short stop – enough time to rest our legs, which were aching due to the walking, the cold and just general fatigue – our guide indicated it was time to continue on the route to Laguna Chirakhota, which was where we would be camping for the night. It was time to get some sleep. The following day, we would be continuing on the route!

Mate de coca