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Laguna Khotia

Practical information on Laguna Khotia

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Lake
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Three hours by bus from La Paz
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Laguna Khotia

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Laguna Khotia is a high-altitude lake lying three hours from La Paz by bus.

My suggestion:
Before heading out on a trek in the Cordillera Real, I recommend spending a few days doing some preparatory hiking in order to acclimatise to the altitude.
My review

The beautiful Laguna Khotia lies at an altitude of 14,665 ft in the Jichukhota Valley, which is located in the vicinity of Chachacomani.

This mountain lake generally serves as the first stage for treks in the Cordillera Real, a mountain range sometimes referred to as the Himalayas of the New World by hiking enthusiasts. Take into account the amount of time you have available, your budget and your physical condition and fitness when choosing which route to do. After visiting and exploring Laguna Khotia, one option you have is that of heading next to Laguna Ajwani, otherwise known as the "Bird Lagoon".

Allow around four hours to walk this section of the hike. Experienced hikers and very fit, sporty types will likely want to continue on towards the Cordillera Real's most famous peaks, such as Huayna Potosí, Chachacomani and Illampu. However, you should only consider doing this if you don't suffer from altitude sickness and are able to maintain a good walking pace!

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