Takesi Trek

 

TAKESI TREK
Program 3 Days / 2 Nights

Available throughout the year

 

DAY 1: La Paz – Puente Takesi:

Departure from La Paz through the Illimani Road, You will pass the “Valle De Las Animas” and small villages close to La Paz City, such as Choquekota. The drive from La Paz last around 3 hrs until Ventilla at 11,808 ft. (3,600 m), later towards the San Francisco Mine at 13,776 ft. (4,200 m). Our trek will starts at the mine, and about 2 hours through the Pre-Inca trail you will arrive to the Apacheta High Pass at 15,416 ft. (4,700 m). From this high pass you see spectacular views of the Mururata Peak and distant cloud forest in the lowland valleys. You will pass abandoned mines and high-Andean lagoons such as the Luru Kheri at 14,448 ft. (4,405 m) and Wara Warani at 13,415 ft. (4,090 m). Arrival to the picturesque Takesi village at 12,398 ft. (3,780 m), later the trail winds downhill until a bridge over Takesi River at 11,742 ft. (3,580 m) Dinner and overnight at Puente Takesi. (L, D)

 

DAY 2: Puente Takesi – Chojlla Mine:

This day you will descend to the Bolivian Yungas following the Takesi River, the trail contours the Cerro Quimsa Chata, where the Pre-Columbian trail disappears. There are small villages along the trail such as Kakapi at 9,446 ft.(2,880 m), an old estancia used to control the valley during the colony. In clear days, you might see the Mururata snow peak contrasting with the green Yungas forests. Arrival to Chojlla, where the pre Columbian trail reappears, and not far is the Chojlla Mine at 7445 ft. (2,270 m), where wolfram and tin are still extracted. We pass the mining area and head to the campsite. Dinner and overnight there (B, L, D)

 

DAY 3: Chojlla Mine – Yanacachi – La Paz:

More views of the Takesi River and valleys all fully covered by continuous cloud forests, weather is warmer.

Arrival to Yanacachi at 6,822 ft (2,080 m), one of the oldest towns in Bolivia

This was important during colonial times to trade coca leaves and subtropical crops. This town has the oldest existing Catholic Church built in the yungas. Back to La Paz (B, L)

 

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