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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
What is the best season to do El Choro trek?
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.
How much should I tip my guide?
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.
How hard is El Choro trek?
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.
What should I pack for the trek?
Packing always depends on the trekker. However, there is some basic equipment that shouldn't be missing from your backpack when walking along the El Choro Trail:

- Daypack
- Water
- Sunglasses
- Sunblock
- Extra snacks
- Trekking shoes
- Raincoat
- Trekking Clothes
- Sleeping bag
- Guide tips
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
During the EL 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 your trekking company.

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

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