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Choro Inca Trail Trek

Jiwaki - 3 days

  • Choro Inca Trail Trek
  • 3 days / 2 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Overview
Route
What's Included?
Accommodation
FAQ
Packing List
Safety
Jiwaki
How to Book

Overview

> Walk along an ancient Inca pathway
> Get to know Bolivia's varied environments
> Spend your nights camping under the stars

The Choro trek follows one of Bolivia’s ancient Inca trails from the heights of the Andes down to the subtropical rainforest. This easily accessible trek offers spectacularly varied scenery and a fascinating introduction to the varied environments of Bolivia. We will begin our trek at a pass in the Andean mountains, proceed down through the cloud forest, and eventually finish at a village in the subtropics. Join us on this unique trek and walk this ancient path built by the Incas!

Route

What's the plan?

Day 1:
 La Paz to Challapampa – Mountains and Inca Paving

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive for about 1 hour to La Cumbre (4700 meters). From La Cumbre, we will begin our trek. This section of the trek can be very cold in the morning hours and it is not uncommon to find snow and ice on the ground. We will ascend to a pass of 4900 meters, where we will begin our descent on a stone path paved by pre-Incan and Incan civilizations. After a trek of around 6 hours, we will arrive at the village of Challapampa where we will set up camp, have hot drinks, snacks, and dinner before spending the night in tents.

Day 2: Challapampa to Sandillani – Cloud Forest Views

After an early breakfast, we will begin our trek for the day. We will pass through several rolling up and down sections as we progress into the cloud forest. As the day goes on, the vegetation becomes denser and the climate more tropical. After a trek of around 8 hours, we will arrive at the small population of Sandillani, where we will set up camp, enjoy hot drinks and dinner, and spend the night in tents.

Day 3: Sandillani to La Paz – Semi Tropical Jungle Trails

Our last day of trekking will take us through hot subtropical terrain with expansive views across the surrounding hills and valleys. After around 4 hours of trekking, we will arrive at the village of Chairo, where our transport will meet us for the return trip to La Paz.


What's Included?

Included:

√ Transport
All private transport required during the trek is included. On the first day, we will pick you up from your hotel in central La Paz and we will drive you to La Cumbre. On the last day, we will drive you back to La Paz.

√ Professional guide
You will be accompanied at all times by a professional English speaking mountain guide. 

√ Meals
All meals mentioned in the itinerary, including drinks at camp, are included in the price of the trek. 

√ Accommodation
You will spend 2 nights camping on the mountain.  Your trekking company will provide all the camping equipment necessary. Sleeping bags are not included.

√ Trekking Poles
Your trekking company will provide you with trekking poles. These will help you during your Condiriri climb.

√ Entrance and Camping Fees
For this trek you need to pay an entrance fee to the Choro area and a camping fee for the nights you will spend camping on the mountain. These fees are included in the price of the trek.

√ Porters
Porters will be joining us during the trek. The porters will carry the food and camping equipment necessary for the trek.

Excluded:

× Airfare
You have to make your way to La Paz. The total amount is exclusive of flights to and from Bolivia. 

× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

× Sleeping bag
You must bring your own sleeping bag with you, it won't be provided by your trekking company. You can rent a sleeping bag (- 8 º C) from Jiwaki for USD 10,-.

× Tipping
Tipps for the guide are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During this 3-day trek through the Choro Inca Trail, you will spend your nights camping. Your trekking company will provide all the camping equipment necessary for the trek, except for sleeping bags. If you don't have your own sleeping bag, you can rent one from Jiwaki for USD 10,-.

Porters will join us during the trek. The porters will carry the camping equipment together with the food for the tour.

FAQ

FAQ

What is El Choro Trail
El Choro trial is a pre-Columbian, mostly paved road built by the Inca Empire for the transport of food and goods. The trail starts at almost 4900 meters above sea level and goes downhill up to 1300 meters. On the way down you will walk across varied and contrasting environments. From barren and cold landscapes, to the cloud forest and subtropical areas, this trek shows you the different regions of the Bolivian mountains.

Best Season
The most recommended season for this trek is between May and October. Bear in mind that there are several climate zones along the trek and that you need to be prepared for all of them. The higher part is windy and cold, while the lower regions are humid and warmer.

Tipping
Tipping your guide and porters after the trek is not customary in Bolivia, however, it is always appreciated. There is no rule as to how much you should tip your crew, but USD 10-15 for each, per trekker, is what the trekking companies recommend.

Training
El Choro trail is not a hard trek and can be done by beginners, but you will still spend 3 days walking in the mountain. This trek is mainly downhill, but it also has some steep climbs along the way. Always remember that the more in shape you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. If you want to do this trek, start training a few months in advance. Trek a couple of hours a day, climb stairs, train with a backpack, and if you can trek in the mountains, that is even better. Always get to your trek as fit as you can. 

Packing List

Packing List

No matter where you go trekking, the right clothing is always key. The Jiwaki team prepared a list of essential equipment to help you to get ready for your Choro trek:

Essential equipment:
- 2 liters of water for the first day of the trek
- Daypack
- Sunglasses
- Sunblock
- Extra snacks
- Trekking shoes
- Raincoat
- Trekking Clothes
- Sleeping bag
- Guide tips

You can rent at their office:
- Sleeping bag (- 8 º c): USD 10,-
- Backpack (50 – 70 liter capacity): USD 10,-
- Personal Porter: USD 80,-. If you hire a personal porter, he will carry your personal belongings up to a weight limit of 18 kilos. One porter can be shared among 2 customers.

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks.

Jiwaki

Jiwaki

Welcome to Jiwaki. Kiwaki means "Beautiful" in Aymara, the native language of the Bolivian Andean Highlands. We created Jiwaki to share the beauty of the Bolivian Andes, including Huayna Potosi, with you. We have a passion for mountains, trekking, and unique adventures. Our priority is sharing Bolivia with you through trips that are scenic, fun, and challenging; all while caring for your safety.

Our agency offers a variety of programs that highlight some o our favorite trip in the Bolivian highlands. Your security and happiness is our priority! Jiwaki allows you to travel with an expert staff, to give you confidence at every step and get where you have never been before.

How to Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

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After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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