Starting from La Paz we head towards the San Francisco mine to begin our 5-hour trek at an altitude of 4.600 meters above sea level. Along the way, the path turns into a beautiful Inca stone paving, from here we will see a spectacular view of the Mururata Mountain and in the afternoon we will arrive at the village of Takesi for camping at 3.700 m.
After breakfast, we start descending to Pongo village. We will be able to observe the stunning Quimsa Chata River and have lunch outdoors in the Kakapi. From there, we will see the contrast of Yungas cloud forest, the vegetation drops below until we reach an altitude of 2000m. We pass and cross rivers and have an amazing view of the valleys. Finally, we will arrive at the village of Pongo to rest.
On our third day, we set off for the Chojlla Mine at a height of 2280m. We start by descending to Takesi River. We will continue to the cloud forest passing by Yanacachi. This town is one of the oldest in Bolivia and was very important in the spaniard era as they produced fruits, vegetables, and Coca leaves. At the end of the trek, our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to La Paz.
Difficulty: 3: Moderate walking, hilly terrain*
Itinerary: Day 1: La Paz San Francisco Mine – Takesi Inca Trail; Day 2: Takesi Inca Trail – Pongo; Day 3: Pongo – Chojlla Mine – Yanacachi – La Paz.
Highlights: Yungas Cloud Forest – San Francisco mine – View to Mururata mountain – Yanacachi village – Quimsa chata river
Price: Upon Request
Inclusions: Bi-lingual guide, private transport, Cook, Trekking tent quality, All meal (from Lunch Day 1 to Lunch Day 3)
Optional: Continue to the heart of the Yungas coca-growing región and stay an extra night or two at Tarapari Guesthouse and Coffee Farm.
* Click here for details on program difficulty level