This trek guides us through a zone of great contrasts from glaciated peaks to sub-tropical rain forest. We bring back to life the 2500 year old history of Tiwanaku and the Inka, walking on an ancient trail built with obvious engineering knowledge. This paved path was in early times a trunk way of trans-regional commerce. Hundreds of llamas used to carry produce and materials from the Amazon to the high Andes and the Pacific coast or vice versa.
We travel 1 hour to "La Cumbre", then we cross a pass at 4.900 m high. On the other side we find the ancient trail and follow it down to Challapampa Forest.
Days 2 y 3
We follow hillsides of the green mountains with shrubby vegetation to reach Chairo village (1200 m high) then in one push in pick up truck we reach up any of the two choices we have today: to a hotel in Coroico, a charming village with a sub-tropical environment or to El Jiri to stay in some comfortable bungalows in the country near Coroico. On day 4 we return to La Paz.
Return to La Paz
THE SERVICE INCLUDES
- Bilingual trekking guide ,
- Mules to carry expedition luggage,
- All food during the trip
(except first breakfast and last dinner),
- Camping gear,
- Cooking and dinning gear,
- Private transportations,
- 1night lodging in Coroico or El Jiri
- Entrance fees
In trekking we consider as well those 6 difficulties explained above but we transferred the situation to the activity of the trek. The only remarkable difference exists in the altitude: The true climbing activity starts at over 5000 m high but the trekking activity runs from 1500 m high up to 5150 m high.