Program 6 Days / 5 Nights
Available throughout the year
DAY 1: LA PAZ – PELECHUCO.
Four-wheel drive to the southeastern shores of Lake Titicaca and then Escoma, an ancient indigenous sanctuary, the road will lead us inland towards the Ulla Ulla puna plains and the Muñecas and Apolobamba mountain ranges. Arrival to Pelechuco in the mid-afternoon, Accommodation in Pelechuco (L, D)
DAY 2: PELECHUCO – PALCA.
Our guides will load up horses and mules, and then we start 1200 m ascension to the Keani Pass (4,800 m). Later, our knees will feel the steep descent to the bottom of a very narrow valley until the Palca village surrounded by llama and alpaca pastures and soaring mountains. Here, we will set up our first camp. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: PALCA – SUNCHULLI.
Today will be our greatest challenge. An extended climb up to 5,100 m will take us to the highest pass of the trek. After a 9-hour walk, we will reach Sunchulli, a gold-rich valley exploited since pre-Columbian times. Today, small mining operations occupy themselves in search of the entrance a hidden legendary Inca mine. Camp near a mine at 4,500 m. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: SUNCHULLI – INCA CANCHA.
As every day’s routine, we will climb another pass, fortunately not so high. Through narrow paths and secondary roads, we will walk on rolling hills and approach the Akamani, the sacred mountain of the Kallawayas (5,880 m). Later gradual descent of a very steep valley, then another 500 m climb that will lead us to our camp, located in a flat and grassy area surrounded by two frozen streams. This day we will walk about 6-7 hours. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: INCA CANCHA – CURVA.
Our last day, After a very long climb, we will reach the last pass, and then we will continue a long stretch crossing small farming plots and medicinal gardens, after 6 hours will arrive in Curva or Lagunillas (3,600m). (B, L, D)
DAY 6: CURVA – CHARAZANI – LA PAZ.
In the morning we will walk towards Charazani 5 hours. There we will get tickets and load our backpacks in a public bus. Arrival in La Paz late at night, some days the buses is leaving from Curva (B, L)
If the transport is private one day before in the afternoon in Curva will take us for go to the hot spring and spend the night in Charazani and this day back to La Paz (B, L)
Transportation as requested
1 Night Hostel in Pelechuco
1 Night Hostel in Curva – Lagunillas or Charazani
A professional bilingual Guide
All food (5 Breakfasts 6 Lunches 5 Dinners)
Water and snack
Porters or Mules (Limited to 12 Kilos per client)
Trekking tent quality and mess tent
Sleeping Bag -10oC
Insurance and Personal Mountaineering Clothing
Entrances or extra donations
Personal Medical Kit and tips