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CORDILLERA REAL - SOUTH

After a necessary acclimatization at Lake Titicaca, we begin our trek in the Condoriri mountain range, in the center of the Cordillera Real, barrier dividing the Altiplano from the Amazon Basin.
An eight-day trek takes us from the South of the Cordillera to Huayna Potosí, before entering the tropical vegetation of the Yungas, by following the well-preserved paved Inca trail of the Choro.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: El Alto Airport - La Paz
  • Day 2: La Paz
  • Day 3: La Paz - Copacabana - Yumani - Copacabana - Yumani
  • Day 4: Yumani - Copacabana - La Paz
  • Day 5: La Paz - Tuni - Laguna Jurikhota - Tuni
  • Day 6: Laguna Jurikhota - Laguna Chiarkhota
  • Day 7: Laguna Chiarkhota - Laguna Liviñosa
  • Day 8: Laguna Liviñosa - Uma Palca
  • Day 9: Uma Palca - Zanja Pampa
  • Day 10: Zanja Pampa - Choro
  • Day 11: Choro - Sandillani
  • Day 12: Sandillani - Coroico - Chairo - Coroico
  • Day 13: Coroico - La Paz
  • Day 14: La Paz - El Alto Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: El Alto Airport - La Paz

A private driver will pick you up at the international airport of El Alto and drive you to your hotel in La Paz.

Night at the Rosario hotel***.
Included : transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 2: La Paz

Our private driver will pick us up in the hotel lobby at 09:00 am for a full-day tour around the best points of view over the city and into the Moon Valley. La Paz, world’s highest capital elected in 2014 as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities, is surrounded by the high picks of the Andes. From many parts of the city we can admire the white summits of the Cordillera Real and the imposing Illimani, protector of the city. From the K’Illi K’Illi mirador and the Laykakota Park we will enjoy a panoramic view over the capital. The Montículo, in the bohemian Sopocachi is the classical meeting point of lovers and newlyweds for romantic pictures. Since 2014 La Paz is proud of its new gondolas. From the sky the panorama over the city and the mountains is unique and we can get an impression of the social gaps while flying over different neighborhood. We will then drive to the south, cross the rich "Zona Sur" and get out of the city to enter the Moon Valley. Here we can enjoy the quietness and walk among the lunar rock formations during an hour. In the afternoon we will go back to the historical center and wander along its colorful markets.


NOTE: The K’Illi K’Illi mirador and the Laykakota Park are closed on Mondays.



Night at the Rosario hotel***.
Included : lunch (no drinks), entrance fees, private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 3: La Paz - Copacabana - Yumani

Departure from the hotel at 9 a.m. with a private transport. We will follow the Lake Titicaca and the Cordillera Real until Copacabana (3 ½ hours).
HERE STARTS YOUR TRIP ON THE FAMOUS SACRED LAKE!
By motorboat, we reach the cave of Lourdes. Our trek on the Yampupata peninsula starts from there. We cross the timeless village of Zampaya...
Later on we reach the village of Yampupata. A boat takes us to the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), where we disembark at the old Inca Palace of Pilkokaina. A 30 to 40-minute walk brings us to the village of Yumani, from where there is a magnificent view of the lake.
Hiking time: 5h; Elevation gain: +550m/-350m
Note: During 2 days, a boat will be at our disposal to transport the group as well as the bags during the walks.


Night at the Puerta del Sol hotel*.
Dinner included.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, box lunch, english speaking guide, boat ticket, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 4: Yumani - Copacabana - La Paz

From Yumani, we start the trek by following the crest of the Island to the North where we find the vestiges of the Inca ruins of Chincana, the labyrinth in Aymara (3 to 4-hour walk).
Our boat takes us back to Copacabana after lunch.

We will return to La Paz in private transportation (about 3½-hour).

Night at the Naira hotel***.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, breakfast buffet , room

Day 5: La Paz - Tuni - Laguna Jurikhota

Transport La Paz - Tuni. Approx.3h30
ENJOY A THRILLING TREK IN THE CORDILLERA
Difficulty: 4 to 6-hour hike a day. Good fitness required.
Departure from the village of Tuni. After following Tuni lake, we will cross a pass at an elevation of 4900 meters above sea level, before descending to the Juri Khota lagoon (a 4-hour walk). We will enjoy an amazing view of the “Cabeza de Condor” summit, also known as El Condoriri, shaped like a condor with tucked wings (el.5648 m.a.s.l.).
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Ascent time: 4h; Elevation gain: +500m / -250m

Ascent time: 4h.

Included : private transport, all inclusive, guide (hiking), english speaking guide

Day 6: Laguna Jurikhota - Laguna Chiarkhota

We will take a steep track to the Laguna Congelada (frozen lagoon), a wonder at an elevation of 4900 m.a.s.l., at the foot of the "Condoriri" summit (el. 5650 m.a.s.l.) with two glaciers dropping into it. We will then get over the Paso Austria (el 5160 m.a.s.l.) and walk down to the Laguna Chiarkhota (el. 4670 m.a.s.l.), the base camp for the ascent of the Condoriri and of the Pequeño Alpamayo moutains. Before the Paso Austria, we can climb the Pico Austria (el. 5300 m.a.s.l.), from where the view on the Condoriri and of the Cordillera Real is incredible.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 6h; Elevation gain: +645m / -670m
Included : english speaking guide

Day 7: Laguna Chiarkhota - Laguna Liviñosa

We will cross two successive passes (Jallayko el. 5025 m.a.s.l. / Jistaña el. 4930 m.a.s.l.) before starting the long descent to the Laguna Liviñosa (el. 4270 m.a.s.l.). From there we can admire the imposing Huayna Potosí (el. 6088 m.a.s.l.), dominating the valley where we will enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Bivouac.
Hiking: 4h.
Included : english speaking guide

Day 8: Laguna Liviñosa - Uma Palca

We will continue the descent into deeper and narrower valleys. The vegetation becomes thicker and the air warmer. We will arrive to the village of Botijlaca (3600 m.a.s.l.) with a moderate climate. An climb of 3 to 4 hours on the slopes of Tikimani (5519m el.) will take us to a pass at an elevation of 4600m.a.s.l. before a 2 hour descent to Uma Palka, our stop for the night.
Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h.

Included : english speaking guide

Day 9: Uma Palca - Zanja Pampa

We will walk on the Cerro Matildes 's slopes (5000m el.) for 2 hours before going up to the Laguna Chiar Khota (4370 m el.). The view is just amazing. We will pass a second lake at 4560m.a.s.l. and climb a last steep section. Descent to Zanja Pamp (3 hours) where we will set up the camp.
Bivouac.
Hiking time: 6h.

Included : english speaking guide

Day 10: Zanja Pampa - Choro

The trek continues on the mountain slopes for about 1-hour before arriving to the Laguna Khota Kuchu. We will then descend towards the hamlet of Chukura, where we will join the pass of the Choro trek. We now follow the magnificent paved Inca trail towards the village of Challapampa (about 1½-hour) and then to the village of Choro. Leaving behind us the Andean landscape, the vegetation will become sub-tropical. The environment changes as we will loose altitude: thick vegetation, heat and humidity.
Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h.

Included : english speaking guide

Day 11: Choro - Sandillani

We will cross the suspended bridge over the Chucura River. After a succession of slight uphills and downhills we will arrive to the village of San Francisco (3 to 4-hour). We will cross the Coscapa River and start up Devil’s Hill to reach the village of Sandillani at the end of the day (el. 2000 m.a.s.l.
Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h.

Included : english speaking guide

Day 12: Sandillani - Coroico - Chairo - Coroico

After walking a few more hours, the trek will frinish in Chairo (el. 1300 m.a.s.l.), from where a 4WD will drive us to Coroico, the pearl of the Yungas, for a well deserved rest.
Cold lunch. Hotel with swimming pool.
Hiking time: 2h; Elevation gain: -700m

Transfer Chairo-Coroico.

Night at the Viejo Molino hotel****.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 13: Coroico - La Paz

Transfer Coroico-La Paz.

Night at the Rosario hotel***.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 14: La Paz - El Alto Airport

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.
Included : transfer departure

Hôtel Rosario   La Paz

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

The original house where now Hotel Rosario is located was built in 1928. It's first name was Residencial Rosario. In year 2001 Residencial Rosario changed to Hotel Rosario, because it met all the requirements to be categorized as an hotel with three stars.This hotel offers an excellent comfort and a great quality of services.

Hotel Puerta del Sol   Yumani

Level : 1*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Hostal Puerta del Sol offers unmatched views of both sides of the lake from its top position. The hostel itself is nothing spectacular, but cheap rooms. It's a quite place with great access to walks around the island.

Option : Dinner included.

Included :
dinner (no drinks)

Night hotel Naira   La Paz

Level : 3*
Included : breakfast buffet , room

Beautiful Naira Hotel is located in the heart of downtown of La Paz. With 22 warm, confortable and big rooms, private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, TV, Phone and room service. The aditional services included, laundry Service, Safety Box, travel agency and restaurant. It also has a cafeteria and Internet. Few steps from San Francisco Church.

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

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