Northeast of Lake Titicaca and only three hours from La Paz on a mostly paved road is the gorgeous little mountain town of Sorata. Nestled at the base of mighty Mount Illampu, Sorata is the starting point for some of Bolivia's most spectacular treks, including the strenuous Illampu Circuit and the masochistic Mapiri Trail, which takes you from the slopes of the Andes to the depths of the rainforest. There are also ample opportunities for more gentle walks as well as relaxation in Sorata's exceptionally beautiful surroundings.
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