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If you are looking for a destination where you can enjoy lots of hiking and mountain climbing, then Sorata is the place for you

Considered as the most relaxed destination of Bolivia, Sorata offers a laid-back atmosphere against a beautiful natural setting. Located at the base of the Mount Illampu, Sorata serves as the base for some of the most stunning treks of Bolivia. Sorata is situated in the La Paz Department.

There are no reported Masaajid and halal dining places in Sorata. However, visitors can find a number of vegetarian options around the city. Try out some exotic pizzas while in the city.

Sorata offers numerous opportunities for hiking and mountain climbing. Some of the most popular trekking destinations include the San Pedro Cave, Mount Ancohuma, Mount Illampu and the Glacial Lake. The Chillata Lake is about 6 to 8 hours from the town. When visiting Sorata, people plan hiking, camping and mountain biking trips in the areas around the city.

If you are in for a long trek then the El Camino de Oro or the Gold miners Trail is an excellent trek. Lasting for about five to seven days, the trek follows an ancient trail from the Altiplano to the gold mining villages. During the ancient times the locals used the trail for taking gold to the empire. The Mapiri Trail is also an excellent trekking trail that takes around six to eight days. The trail runs along the most beautiful part of the region through forest covered mountains. The Gruta de San Pedro or the San Pedro Cave is at a 6Km scenic hike from the city and is a stunning destination to visit.

Within the city, the Plaza General Enrique Penaranda is the main highlight. From here visitors can enjoy some great views of the snow-covered mountains. The town hall of the city houses the Alcaldia Museum which posses several artifacts from the Inca period. The Casa Gunther is a beautiful historic mansion that was built in 1895 and is definitely worth a visit.

Sorata is not an extravagant shopping destination. The Small Sunday Market is quite famous for selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Trekking guides are available across the city for visitors.

Traveling around the city has been made easy with the availability of taxis. You can easily hail a taxi anywhere in the city or your hotel can make suitable arrangements for your travel across the city.

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Bolivia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: La Paz

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Santa Cruz de la Sierra

GEOGRAPHY

Bolivia is landlocked country situated in South America. With a total area of 1,098,580 square kilometres, Bolivia shares borders with Brazil, Paraguay, Argentin, Chile and Peru.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 10.9 Million. Muslims account for about 0.1% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate of Bolivia vareis from region. Summers are generally warm while winters are very cold in the west, and it snows around the mountain ranges.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish, Quechua and Aymara are the three official languages. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT -4hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: August 6th
May Day: May 1st
All Saints Day: November 1st
Christmas: December 25th
New Year's Day: January 1st

CURRENCY

Bolivian Boliviano

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 110
Medical: 118
Fire: 119

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