The renowned El Choro Trek starts at a 4,650m/15,250ft above sea level pass through the Cordillera Real surrounded by glaciated peaks and Andean fauna such as llamas, alpacas, and numerous bird species and then descends to and through the spectacular Yungas cloud forest. On Day 1 we trek along a magnificent stretch of Bolivia’s Inca Trail and arrive at the village of Challapampa (2,800m/9200ft.) where we camp for the night.
On the second day, we continue our trek, today passing through Cotapata National Park, where we can appreciate the spectacular scenery and colorful flora and fauna of the Yungas Cloud Forests. We set up camp at 2,630m/8630ft) for a delicious dinner and plenty of time to rest and enjoy the tranquil environment.
On Day 3 we start early in the morning to continue our descent of the Andes and the flora and fauna, especially birds and butterflies, become increasingly abundant. A perfect place to take photographs on our last day before continuing our descent to the tiny hamlet of Chairo from where we return to La Paz in private transportation. Congratulations, you have crossed the Andes!
Difficulty: 3: Moderate walking, hilly terrain*
Itinerary: Day 1: La Paz – Challapampa; Day 2: Challapampa – San Francisco; Day 3: San Francisco – Chairo – La Paz
Highlights: La Cumbre, Apacheta, Cotapata National Park, Chairo, Yungas Cloud Forest
Price: Upon request
Inclusions: Bi-lingual guide, private transport, meals, entrance fees, lodging, cook, trekking tent quality
Optional: Stay the night in Coroico before returning to La Paz.
* Click here for details on program difficulty level