Located in the heart of Sajama National Park, 4300 m high and at the foot of Bolivia’s highest top (6542 m), Tomarapi offers a particularly breathtaking scenery. The Aymara community living near this abandoned village in the province of Oruro work mostly on llama and alpaca farms, while hosting hikers and nature lovers. The accommodations are fully equipped to ensure a comfortable and unforgettable stay in Tomarapi. You will taste some regional specialities, vegetarian or not, prepared with local products, such as llama meat.
There is also a great opportunity of visiting families and sharing the farming experience, in addition to all the hiking opportunities. It is even possible to climb up the Nevado Sajama between June and August! There is also Huaña Khota lagoon where you can observe various aquatic birds. Don’t miss your chance to have a swim into one of Manasaya’s hot springs, heating as high as 38 Celsius degrees!
The ecolodge is entirely managed by locals whose priority is to protect the environment. Awareness-raising workshops are being organized with the youth while reforestation and waste management projects are conducted by Tomarapi’s community. The income generated through the hosting, catering, handcrafting and guiding activities benefits directly to the Suni Uta Choquemarka community’s families. 50% of the income is redistributed, while 20% is dedicated to community-based projects.
The accommodation package includes one night in double room and full board (3 meals) for 2 guests.
Village Monde Label : Evaluation in progress