El Choro Trail

Duration: 3 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Visit the Yungas and the cloud forest
> Enjoy breathtaking views of the Cordillera Real
> Visit small communities in the Andes

This trek starts just east of La Paz in the Cordillera Real and ends near Coroico, in the Yungas, a transition ecosystem between the dry Andes and the humid Amazon Basin. You will be following what is probably a Tiwanaku path which pre-dates the Incas but which was undoubtedly used by the Incas as well. The trek is approximately 56 km long and you will pass through a variety of climates. From Coroico you will have views of forested canyons and snowy peaks.

Important: the guides for this tour speak Spanish. If you need an English speaking guide, you can hire one at an extra cost. Ask our trekking experts!



La Paz (3600m) - La Cumbre (4725m) - Challapampa (3000m)

Duration: 05:30 h
We will pick you up early from your hotel, and we will drive to La Cumbre, the start of the trek. There will be a short rise for about an hour to reach the pass of Abra Chucura (4859m), from there we will start to walk downhill. For part of the day we will be following a pre-Inca road into the village of Challapampa, where we will make camp for the first night.



Challapampa - Sandillani (2000m)

Duration: 07:00 h
We will start to see the difference between the dry arid landscape where we came from to the sub-tropical vegetation into which we will start to descend. After 2 hours of walking we will cross Rio Chucura, and then Rio Jucumarini. The trail continues through several hamlets such as Buena Vista before we stop to make camp at Sandillani.



Sandillani - Chairo (1280m) - La Paz (3600m)

Duration: 02:30 h
We will follow the pre-Inca paving from Sandillani to Chairo, where we will finish the trek and where we will meet our transport back to La Paz. At the end of the trek you can choose to stay in Coroico or go back to La Paz with the transport.


  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • 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.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

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

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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