Location: Sud Yungas region  Map

Elevation: 5,577 ft (1,700 m)


Description of Chulumani

Chulumani (Puma spring) is a municipality and locality of Bolivia, capital of the Province of Sud Yungas located in the department of La Paz east of the city of La Paz. It is the capital of the province of Sud Yungas and for the 2001 census it had a population of 2724 inhabitants. It is located in the Andes mountain range at an elevation of 5,600 feet (1,700 m) above sea level. The best time to visit Chulumani is on August 24 when the whole city celebrates the festive day of their patron Saint Bartholomew, known locally as Fiesta de San Bartolomé. This city is also famous for Yungas Road also known as Road of Death. Its name is derived from numerous casualties of the unfortunate victims who crashed into deep valley bellow. It is located at the altitude of 5,577 ft (1,700 m). It is not named for nothing. It is narrow and has no rail guards to keep cars from falling from the edge. Additionally the surface of the road is not very good and becomes particularly bad after numerous mountain rains. So don't forget that cars that move uphill have the right of way.


Location in the vicinity
Chulumani is the seat of the administration of the province of Sud Yungas and the central place of the Municipio Chulumani. The village is located on a mountain spur at an altitude of 1753 m thirty kilometers west of the Río Boopi, a source river of the Río Beni.

Chulumani is located in the Bolivian Yungas on the eastern slope of the high ridge of the Cordillera Real. The climate is a typical diurnal climate, in which the mean fluctuation in daily temperatures is more pronounced than the seasonal fluctuations.

The mean average temperature of the region is 21 °C, the mean monthly values ​​vary only slightly between 18 °C in July and 22 °C in December. The annual precipitation is about 1150 mm, the monthly precipitation is between about 20 mm in June and July and more than 150 mm from December to February.

Transport network
Chulumani is located 129 kilometers by road east of La Paz, the capital of the department of the same name.

From La Paz, the paved national road Ruta 3 runs northeast 60 kilometers to Unduavi, from there the unpaved Ruta 25 branches off in a southeasterly direction and reaches Chulumani after 69 kilometers. From there it continues via the villages of Inquisivi and Independencia (Ayopaya) and after 412 kilometers meets Ruta 4 at Vinto, which after another 15 km reaches Cochabamba.

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