Trekking in the Apolobamba Cordillera

Duration : 8 days

Bolivia

Level : intermediate

from 869 € / p. from 1 to 10 persons

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Description

Go on a trekking tour in the little-known mountains of the Apolobamba Cordillera, kingdom of the Kallawayas healers.

Program

D1: Drive from La Paz to Peñas through the Bolivian Altiplano.
Acclimatization walk (4 hours, 300 meters of positive altitude difference) around Peñas, to visit rock paintings of the Chiripa culture and colonial ruins.

D2: Drive from Peñas - Carabuco - Charazani.
Quite a long drive, first along Lake Titicaca, and then towards the mountains. Visit of the church of Carabuco and its frescoes.

D3: Hike from Charazani to Niñocorin then Curva.
Beginning of the trekking: we go up the dry valley towards the village of Niñocorin where we have to cross the river surrounded by trees. Then, long ascent towards the village of Curva, capital of the Kallawaya healers.
5 hours of walking, 700m of positive altitude difference.

D4: Curva - Jathunpampa - Ch'uxña Quta.
Still hiking, we cross the almost abandoned hamlet of Jathunpampa and reach the green lake, at the foot of the sacred mountain Akhamani.
4 hours of walking, 400m of positive altitude difference.

D5: Ch'uxña Quta - Incacancha.
We cross 3 small successive passes, using impressive pre-Incas paths (4750m, the highest point of the trek) to then camp down near the waterfalls and ruins of Incacancha.
5 hours of walking, 700m of positive altitude difference.

D6: Incacancha - Wayrapata.
Hike on the mountainside through thick vegetation to the Quechua village of Wayrapata.
5 hours of walking.

D7: Last pass at 4000 meters before returning to Charazani where you will enjoy the hot springs.
5 hours of walking.

D8: return to La Paz by vehicle

The price includes

  • Private transport La Paz - Peñas - Charazani (round trip).
  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • The costs and fees of the English-speaking guide living in Bolivia.
  • The cook and complete food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with drinking water at will.
  • Tents and foam mattresses.
  • Mules for transporting bags.
  • Fees and other local charges.
  • A small handcrafted souvenir.
  • The first aid kit.
Number of participants 1 2 or 3 4 to 7 8 to 10
Price per person 1920€ 1238€ 952€ 869€

The price does not include

  • Return flight to La Paz.
  • Hotel in La Paz (but I can help you to book it).
  • Insurance.
  • Sleeping bag and other personal equipment.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Tents or basic accommodation in the villages.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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