Choro Trek

EL CHORO TREK

Available throughout the year

Program 3 Days / 2 Nights

 

DAY 1: LA PAZ-CHALLAPAMPA. 

Departure from La Paz until La Cumbre at 15,645 ft (4,770 m), Starting from this location, the trek will continue until the Apacheta Pass at 16,072 ft (4,900 m). After this pass, there will be a spectacular descent for about 7 hrs from the high Puna grasslands to the cloud forest or yungas, passing the Chukura small village at 12,300 ft (3,750 m) and later arriving to the Challapampa Camp at 9,184 ft (2,800 m) Lunch on the way.

Dinner and Overnight at Challapampa Camping. (L, D)

 

DAY 2: CHALLAPAMPA-SAN FRANCISCO. 

You will pass through one of the few untouched cloud forest left in Bolivia, protected by the Cotapata National Park. The trail descends through narrow valleys showing more trees, orchids, bromeliads and larger cloud forest trees. Colorful birds and butterflies could be seen. This habitat is home of the Spectacled Bear, rarely seen by visitors. Lunch on the way

After approximately another 7-hour descent, you will reach the San Francisco Camp at 8,528 ft. (2,600 m).

Dinner and overnight camping (B, L, D)

 

DAY 3: SAN FRANCISCO-CHAIRU. 

The trek continues down the Rio Coscapa valley where forests are more developed. The vegetation will be showing more vegetation with lovely larger canopies adorned by bromeliads, mosses and orchids. Bird life is more abundant. After another 6-7 hour walk you will finally reach Chairo at 4,592 ft. (1,400 m).

Transfer by car to Coroico and Back to La Paz. (B, L)

 

Note: Trek available daily with minimum 2 people
Treks can be arranged as 3 or 4 day

INCLUDED

  • Private transportation
  • Professional Bilingual guide
  • A cooker
  • Food
  • Trekking tent quality
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Entrance fees
  • Water and walk snack

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal clothe and insurance
  • Personal medical kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking stick
  • Personal porter
  • Tips

 

ESSENTIALS

  • Light, warm clothing
  • Trekking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block (high factor)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insect repellant (high DEET content)
  • Photocopy of passport

 

OPTIONAL

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Pocketknife

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