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Choro Trek

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Extend your trip in Bolivia with the country's most popular trek. The Choro Trek links the high plateau of the Andes with the subtropical lowlands. Hike through a landscape of glaciers and pristine waterfalls on ancient cobbled stone trails built before the Incas.

Please note that we require our travelers to spend at least 2 full days at altitude in order to acclimatize before starting this trek.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : La Paz - Hike to Challapampa
Day 2 : Challapampa to Pabellonani
Day 3 : Pabellonani to Chairo

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Challenging

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Choro Trek Choro Trek

Day 1 La Paz - Hike to Challapampa

  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart from your hotel in La Paz early this morning with your guide and driver. Drive along the La Paz - Coroico highway until reaching La Cumbre at 4,700 meters. Here you will begin your trek, hiking upwards until you reach Apacheta Pass at 4,900 meters. Along the way, gaze out at llamas and alpacas grazing peacefully in the high Andean fields. After reaching the pass, you will begin your descent, featuring spectacular views of the peaks and glaciers of the Andes. Watch as the scenery around you changes from high Puna Grasslands to lush cloudforest. Pass through the tiny village of Chucura and arrive to the Challapampa Campground at 2,800 meters. Camp will be made here. Enjoy your dinner - you've earned it!

Hike Time: 6-8 hours

Day 2 Challapampa to Pabellonani

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you begin your hike after a well deserved rest. Most people wear far fewer layers of clothing today, as you will further descend into the cloudforest. The trail passes through one of the few untouched cloudforests left in Bolivia, protected by the Cotopata National Park. The trail descends through a narrow valley full of trees, orchids, and bromeliads. Colorful birds and butterflies can be seen amongst the branches. With enough luck, you may even spot a Spectacled Bear, although these are rarely viewed by visitors. In the afternoon, you will arrive at your campsite in Pabellonani.

Hike Time: 6-7 hours

Day 3 Pabellonani to Chairo

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today, you will begin your hike early to take advantage of the best views on this part of the trail. The landscape around you continues to become more and more lush. The ancient path you tread on feels as if it defies possibility as it winds down through the mountains. Pass by cascades of water plummeting down the hillsides. At mid-day, you will arrive at the Sandillani Japanese House where you will visit with a Japanese family that has lived in the area for numerous generations and has cultivated one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Continue on your hike until you reach Chairo at 1,200 meters. Your driver awaits you to return you to La Paz for the evening.
Per person starting at
$650

Notes

$300 single supplement

Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Camping
  • 3 Days Private Guide Service
  • Gear Rental
    • Camping gear included EXCEPT for sleeping bags.
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Mules and porters for equipment

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $35 Airport Departure Tax
  • $160 Bolivian visa
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