3 Days / 2 Nights
La Paz being the synthesis of Bolivia is an appropiate site to undertake endless hikes in the Cordillera Real (mountains), the Yungas Valleys, and the semitropical and tropical zones of this Department.
There are hikes starting in the Cordillera from about 4800 m and descending to 1500 m. They have a great contrast of landscapes and ecological zones that can be observed on the journey. Within these areas there are hikes that are highlighted by the Pre-Columbian roads (Choro, Takesi, Yungas Cruz), where the cobblestone paths that were built and used by pre-Incan cultures in order to trade edible products with the communities in the different geographical zones of the Department are still preserved.
The tour starts at 08:00 with the pick up from your hotel (only down town hotels). Then we head off in a private car up to the Apacheta (1 hour by car) with a height of 4.880m it is the highest point on the way to the Yungas. Around 10:00 we start the hike descending for 2 and a half hours towards Samaña Pampa which is known to be a cold valley, where we have lunch at around 12:30. After a break we continue the hike going down on a pre-Inca cobblestone path, where we observe the vegetation of this place with snow-capped mountains in the distance. At a height of 3.600m, we pass the village of Chucura. Around 17:00 we arrive to Challapampa at 3200m, here we have a hot drink while the guide takes care of putting up the tents and prepare dinner to take a rest.
This day starts at 06:30 with breakfast, our next destination is the community of Choro which lasts around 3 hours of hiking. Around midday we have lunch in Buena Vista. Then in the afternoon at 15:00, we have a break near to a simple bridge on the Ukumarini River (it is possible to swim in the river). After resting for an hour we continue on the hike descending, on the way we can appreciate the vegetation unique of the Yungas surrounded by mountains. At 17:00 we arrive to San Francisco Camp, in this place the tends are prepared, we take dinner and rest.
After the breakfast at 06:00, we hike approximately 3 hours up to Sandillani (2000m), along the way we can appreciate the beautiful landscapes that offer this place. Also here is located Puerto Japonés (the Japanese port) – but there is at most a tap with water for refreshment. At 12:30 we reach the small village of Chairo (1300 m) where we have lunch. Then, we take a private vehicle for one hour up to Coroico (1700 m) and finally, at 15:30 we catch a public bus to return to La Paz arriving at the hotel around 19:00.
The tour includes: Private and public transport, complete board on the tour, insulation mat, tent and Spanish guide.
The tour does not include: Sleeping bag, entrance fees, 2 liters of water for the first day, personal porter, private transport Chairo – Coroico.
Price per person: 164 USD (minimum 2 people – only private tour).
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