Trekking in the Apolobamba Cordillera (Bolivian Andes)

Duration : 8 days


Level : intermediate

from 869 € / p. from 1 to 10 persons

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


D1: Drive from La Paz to Peñas through the Bolivian Altiplano.
Acclimatization walk (4h, 300m of ascending elevation) 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 trek: 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.
5h, 700m of ascending elevation.

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.
4h, 400m of ascending elevation.

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.
5h, 700m of ascending elevation.

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

D7: Last pass at 4000m before returning to Charazani where you will enjoy the hot springs.

D8: return to La Paz by vehicle or continuation of the trip (see Nevado Cololo, in mountaineering mode).

The price includes

  • Private transport La Paz - Peñas - Charazani (round trip)
  • Supervision by the mountain guide
  • The costs and fees of the French-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 persons 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


  • 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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