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Pico Austria, the most beautiful mountain in Bolivia

Pico Austria is one of the most beautiful mountains in Bolivia. It is located only a couple of hours from La Paz and can be climbed in a day. The drive to the start of the trek is a scenic one and you will get to see many view of the Cordillera Real mountain range. When you arrive at the start of the climb, the area is still relatively flat. The first part of the walk is easy and takes you through some amazing landscapes. One of the most beautiful parts of the trek is the lake in front of Pico Austria. From here on it gets harder as the terrain gets rougher and the slope becomes steeper. This is also the point where the altitude start to get more noticeable. If you are well acclimatized the climb is quite doable, but if you are not it gets significantly harder and you will have to stop regularly to catch your breath. Once you get closer to the top the views get better. It is possible to see some of the glaciers on the nearby mountains and get some expansive views of the surrounding area.

This day trip is best done with a guide as getting to Pico Austria on your own is quite difficult. The tour is not that popular with tourists, but several tour operators in La Paz can book the tour for you. Because of the altitude and a relative slow pace, it is recommended to bring some extra clothing and enough to drink as you loose a lot of fluid because of heavy breathing. A visit to Pico Austria allows you to see some of the best mountain scenery of South America.


Pico Austria travel photo gallery

 
Cordillera real mountains.

Cordillera real mountains.

 

Llama's in the fields.

 
Bolivian llama's.

Llama's.




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Cordillera real mountain range.

Cordillera real mountain range.

 
Huayna Potosi.

Huayna Potosi.

 
The plains of Bolivia.

The plains of Bolivia.

 
Near the mountain range.

Near the mountain range.

 
Road leading to Pico Austria.

Road leading to the mountain.

 
Road through the Bolivian landscape.

Road through the landscape.

 
Bolivian plains.

Plains.

 
Small waterfall.

Small waterfall.

 
Natural scenery.

Natural scenery.

 



Path along a small river.

Path along a small river.

 
The first hill before reaching Pico Austria.

The first hill.

 



Melting water.

Melting water.

 
Pico Austria in the background.

Pretty view.

 
Classic view of Pico Austria.

Classic view.

 
Mountains and a lake with clear water.

Mountains and a lake with clear water.

 



Pico Austria, Bolivia.

Pico Austria view.

 



Llama's.

Llama's.

 
Llama's grazing near the lake.

Llama's grazing near the lake.

 
Some of Bolivia's best scenery.

Some of Bolivia's best scenery.

 
Llama's near Pico Austria.

Llama's.

 
The mountain track.

The track.

 
Llama eating grass.

Llama eating grass.

 



Amazing view of the Cordillera Real.

Amazing view of the Cordillera Real.

 



Green part of the mountains.

Green part of the surroundings.

 
Scenery seen along the way up.

Scenery seen along the way up.

 
The track up the mountain.

The track up the mountain.

 
Pico Austria looking over the landscape.

Landscape.

 
Amazing lake.

Amazing lake.

 
Pico Austria behind the lake.

Scenic lake view.

 
Lake waterfront.

Lake waterfront.

 



Lake in the mountains.

Lake in the mountains.

 
Pico Austria on a clear day.

A clear day.

 



Shed in the mountains.

Shed in the mountains.

 
Dark rocks.

Dark rocks.

 
Rocks seen on the way up.

Rocks seen on the way up.

 
The Pico Austria mountain with on top its glacier.

The Pico Austria mountain with on top its glacier.

 
Boulders in the landscape.

Boulders in the landscape.

 



The view down the valley.

The view down the valley.

 



The steep path up the mountain.

The steep path up the mountain.

 
Colorful scenery.

Colorful scenery.

 
Rocks and dust on Pico Austria.

Rocks and dust.

 
The amazing scenery that surrounds Pico Austria.

Amazing scenery.

 



Mountain scenery.

Mountain scenery.

 
Looking down on a lake.

Looking down on a lake.

 



Glacier in the Cordillera Real.

Glacier in the Cordillera Real.

 
Mountain view.

Mountain view.

 
More hills in beautiful Bolivia.

More hills in beautiful Bolivia.

 
The steep slope of the mountain.

The steep slope of the mountain.

 



View down the other side of Pico Austria.

View down the other side.

 



View from the top.

View from the top.

 
Rocks on Pico Austria.

Rocks.

 
The mountain covered by a glacier.

The mountain covered by a glacier.

 
Glacier.

Glacier.

 
Glacier near Pico Austria.

Glacier.


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