yungas-1 yungas-6 yungas-2 yungas-4 yungas-5 yungas-3

Home > CHORO TREK

CHORO TREK

The Choro is a 4-day trek beginning in the Cordillera of the Andes, at a pass located about 4700 meters above sea level and descending into the warm valleys of the Yungas.
The trail we follow is the same one the Incas used during their reign. Along the path, we discover numerous pre-Columbian ruins and on a few occasions walk on ancient paved Inca trails. This archaeological wealth has been barely developed, and gives the hiker a real sensation of privilege.
The Choro Trek is ideal for a pleasant discovery of the history, as well as the landscapes of Bolivia. Progressively, we pass from the rocky, mountainous world of the Andes to the tropical vegetation of the Yungas..

Map

Itinerary

  • Day 1: La Paz - La Cumbre - Challapampa - La Cumbre
  • Day 2: Challapampa - San Francisco
  • Day 3: San Francisco - Coroico - Chairo - Coroico
  • Day 4: Coroico - La Paz

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: La Paz - La Cumbre - Challapampa

Transport La Paz - Cumbre.

La Cumbre (el.4700 m.a.s.l.), is the starting point of the famous “Death Road” leading to the Yungas and of our trek as well. We will meet with our team of muleteers and head to Apacheta Chukura (el. 4870 m.a.s.l.). The trek starts by a long descent into the valleys of the Cordillera Real. We will cross the villages of Samaña Pampa and Chukura while walking on an incredibly well-preserve paved Inca trail. After hiking about 6 hours we will reach the village of Challapampa.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 6h; Elevation gain/loss: +170m/-1960m

Included : private transport, guide (hiking), porters, catering

Day 2: Challapampa - San Francisco

We will continue the descent leaving the Andean countryside behind us, the vegetation becoming subtropical. We will arrive in the village of Choro. The track will then be uphill and dowhill all the way until our camp at San Francisco (5 to 6 hours).
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 5h; Elevation gain/loss: +200m/-1100m

Included : guide (hiking), porters, catering

Day 3: San Francisco - Coroico - Chairo - Coroico

We will cross the Coscapa River in the morning before staring the climb to the “Devil’s Hill” up to the village of Sandillani where we will arrive early in the afternoon (el. 2000 m.a.s.l.). After a few more hours we will finish the trek in Chairo (el. 1300 m.a.s.l) from where a 4WD will take us to Coroico, the pearl of the Yungas, for a well-deserved rest.
Cold lunch. Dinner not included.
Hiking time: 4h; Elevation gain/loss: +200m/-900m

Transfer Chairo-Coroico.

Night at the Viejo Molino hotel****.
Included : guide (hiking), porters, catering, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 4: Coroico - La Paz

Transfer Coroico-La Paz.
Included : private transport

Hotel Viejo Molino   Coroico

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

The Viejo Molino Hotel is located a 1km from Coroico on Santa Barbara road. The Hotel is surrounded by the nature and very quiet. This is one of the best hotels in Coroico, because of its service and quality.

Option : Accomodation of the guide who speaks your language

Ask us for
a quote

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE