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Bolivia trekking

Bolivia trekking

The Bolivian Andes are some of the most under-trekked mountains on earth and the Cordillera Real offers one of the genuine classic treks of the world.

  • Capital city: Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia and the seat of Justice. La Paz is the seat of government.
  • Population: 10,027,254 (est 2012)
  • Size of country: 1,098,581 sq km
  • Currency: Bolivian boliviano
  • Power supply: La Paz 110v, elsewhere 220v/50hz
  • Sockets: Two round/flat pin plug
  • Language: Spanish, Quechua Aymara
  • Time difference: GMT -4 hours
  • Visas: British nationals may visit Bolivia as a tourist with a valid passport without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%
  • Popular dishes: Salteñas - pastries filled with beef, pork or chicken mixed in a spicy sauce, and sometimes also containing peas, potatoes and other ingredients.
  • Popular drinks: Chicha, a whitish, sour brew made from fermented corn and drunk from a hemispherical bowl fashioned from a hollowed gourd (round-bottomed so you can't put it down).
  • Did you know: It's customary to spill a bit of chicha on the ground before and after drinking it as an offering to Pachamama, the Inca earth goddess.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice
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