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“Fantastic Mountain to Climb with great views”
Review of Illimani

Illimani
Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in La Paz
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Was a tough climb altitude wise in 50 mile an hour winds, but well worth the views when we got to the top and the cloud cleared.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

You cannot imagine La Paz without the Illimani, it would be like Paris without the Eiffel Tower. The Illimani -with its 6.462 meters of altitude- is called the "sentinel of La Paz" because it has always been there, witnessing the speedy growth of the highest capital city in the world, at 3.600 meters. The sensation of having it so close has no equal. Three decades ago you could see the three-peak mountain from almost any place in La Paz, now you have to go up to skyscrapers or stop on your way to the airport in El Alto, to have a better view. Ungraceful and unimaginative buildings that have blocked the views to the Illimani have invaded La Paz. However from the surroundings of El Alto or in your way back from Tiwanaku you can have stunning views of the Illimani at dusk or dawn.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

When you take a ride from the airport towards the city center, at one point the vehicle arrives at the upper edge of the valley which is filled with the city. That alone is a sight to remember for the rest of your life. Then you add the mountain at the end of the valley, Illimani, over 6000 metres (over 20000 ft) and we are really talking about something special. On a clear day the view is out of this world.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This gigantic mountain looms dramatically over the city of La Paz, Bolivia making for fantastic photo ops day and night!

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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Few mountains in the world have such an intimate visual and symbolic relationship with a city. Seen in all its majesty on a sunny day, Illimani is an overwhelming sight even if you're not into mountaineering. If you are, it's also a challenging but rewarding climb.

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