1. La Paz - Cumbre – Challapampa A car brings us to La Cumbre, a mountain pass at 4643m/15.233ft, from where we start our trek that follow the pre-Colombian Inca trail that served as connection between the valleys of the Yungas and the Altiplano. First the trail rises to pass the Apacheta mountain pass at 4860m/15.945ft, and from here we walk down, following the river Lama Khuchu, to the valley Samaña Pampa. We continue until we reach the river Chukura which we will follow for the reminder of the trek. We continue to Challapampa where we set up camp.
2. Challapampa – Sandillani From Challapampa we continue our trek in the valley and we pass by the village El Choro by following the crystalline waters of the river Jucumarini. By ascending the Cuesta del Diablo and passing the bridge Coscapa we slowly enter the Yungas. Once we have crossed the bridge of Choro we continue to Sandillani where we camp close to the house of the Japanese hermit.
3. Sandillani - Chairo – Coroico Surrounded by a landscape of exuberant vegetation we continue our trek to Chairo (1800m/5.906ft). This little village is really impressive because it is almost “hanging“ on the mountain. We are going to visit its church and its main square and we’ll meet its welcoming inhabitants. A car will be there to pick us up and bring us to Coroico, the biggest village in the Yungas, characterised by being surrounded by coca and coffee plantations.
4. Coroico - La Paz Today we return to La Paz by a spectacular road climbing from 1200m/3.937ft to 4700m/15.420ft. This road is fairly new and is known for crossing the Cotapata Park and the old road that is known as the most dangerous road in the world. End of our services
Important: Itinerary can change as a result of weather conditions and some sights are not accessible at all times – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.
Highlights: Inca Trail
Support Team: Specialised Spanish or English speaking guide depending on chosen option
Accommodation: 2 nights in tent (2 people per tent) and 1 night in hotel Attention: No possibility for single tent during this tour
Guaranteed departure: from 2 people
Group size: 2 to 8 people
Porterage: Your luggage will most likely be carried by mules or in some cases porters. Your personal equipment should not exceed 10kg/22lb. You will have to carry the personal equipment you need during the day.
Included in the price: - Transfers and transport as indicated in the day to day program - Private trek with local Spanish speaking guide or local English speaking guide (depending on availability Spanish speaking guide and English speaking translator) depending on chosen option - Porterage - Camping - Collective camping equipment - Meals mentioned
Not included in the price: - Obligatory personal travel insurance - Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 20 Bs, Bolivian national currency - this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) - Meals not mentioned, tips, drinks and other personal expenses - Personal equipment - Accommodation not mentioned