Trekking in the Yungas jungle in Bolivia

Duration : 7 days

Bolivia

Level : intermediate

from 616 € / p. from 1 to 10 persons

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Description

Located in Bolivia at the foot of the Royal Andes Mountains, the tropical jungle of the Yungas offers treks and hikes of all levels in a natural setting of lush vegetation, varied flora and fauna and waterfalls as well as a wide variety of climates and ecosystems.

The journey described here begins with a long downhill mountain bike ride and a day of discovery of the region. You will then walk into the jungle, walking from one camp to the other towards the snow-covered mountains.

Program

D1: La Paz - Col de la Cumbre - Yolosa - Coroico.
Accompanied by local mountain bike instructors, we descend effortlessly from the 4567m of the Col de la Cumbre to the 951m of Yolosita.
Night in Coroico, capital of the province.

D2: Visit of the agricultural productions (coffee, bananas, coca leaves...) managed by the Afro-Bolivian communities of the region.

D3: Coroico - Unduavi - Sandillani.
We leave the road at Unduavi (3438m), in the heart of the rainforest, to follow the old pre-Inca path of the Sillutink'ara, crossing several waterfalls until Sandillani (2070m).
7 hours.

D4: Sandillani - San Francisco.
After visiting the house and garden of a Japanese hermit who used to live there, you leave for a 4 hours trek on the pre-Inca trail of El Choro which we take backwards (most hikers choose to go down to the jungle rather than up to the mountains). We cross the Rio Coscapa using of a suspended bridge.

D5: San Francisco - Ch'allapampa (2631m).
Still in the forest and fording two rivers, we reach in the evening the tiny village of Ch'allapampa where we camp. The village is strategically located at the limit of two biotopes, here called "ecological floors". It is very convenient for agriculture... and tourism.
Six hours.

D6: Ch'allapampa - Sanja Pampa (3822m).
Vegetation becomes less dense, the climate and the landscape becomes colder. We leave the main path and reach the village of Sanja Pampa where we taste an excellent mountain trout.
6 hours of walking.

D7: Sanja Pampa - Uma Palca - Botijllaca.
We walk along high altitude lakes and small glaciers up to a pass at 4730m. Then we go down to Botijllaca (3570m) where our vehicle is waiting for us. Possibility to return to La Paz... or to continue on the ascent of the Huayna Potosi.

The price includes

  • Private transport La Paz - Peñas - Coroico, Coroico - Unduavi & Botijllaca - La Paz
  • 2 nights in hotel in Coroico
  • Supervision by the French-speaking mountain guide ( 1 guide / 2 persons)
  • The cook and complete food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with drinking water at will
  • Tents and foam mattresses
  • Carriers and mules for carrying the bags
  • Fees and other local charges
  • A small handcrafted souvenir
  • First aid kit, emergency oxygen, satellite phone...
Number of persons 1 2 or 3 4 to 7 8 to 10
Price per person 1194€ 853€ 655€ 616€

The price does not include

  • Return flight to La Paz
  • Hotel in La Paz (but I'll be happy to help you book it)
  • Insurance
  • Sleeping bag and other individual mountaineering equipment (can be rented in La Paz at reasonable prices)

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Coroico
  • In tents during the trek
Next departures :

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

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