Words & Photos by Bethany "Fidgit" Hughes // Her Odyssey
Distance: 90 Miles (145 Km)
Duration: 5 - 8 days
Access: El Alto, La Paz - Sorata, Peru
This impressive range rears north of La Paz. Peaks above 20,000 ft. and passes at over 16,000 ft, tropical glaciers, snaking milky rivers, llamas, and locals, this trail is a dream for the seasoned mountain hiker and international traveler. There are multiple options for hiking the Cordillera Real which range from three to 14 days. The problem with this range is not a lack of trails, but perhaps too many to choose from. Some sections are almost exclusively used by herdsmen, and their animals leave many tracks.