The El Choro trek is one of the most popular pre-Columbian routes and one of the most famous in Bolivia. Starting at “La Cumbre” and finally arriving to the small town of Chairo, crossing several villages and heading along roads that were once used by the Inca people as trade routes.
The hike becomes challenging in some parts due to its changing landscapes and varied terrain, besides crossing a part of the Cordillera Real, crossing rivers and bridges where you must be cautious, the weather is also an important factor, but it is certainly one of the best routes that can be done for trekking enthusiasts.
4,860m Max / 1,280m Min
3 Days / 2 Nights
La Paz – Cumbre- Challapampa
After a good breakfast we leave by vehicle from La Paz to a very high place called “La Cumbre” (4.700 m.), There the porters and cooks organize the camping equipment to carry during the trip, we start trekking through La Cumbre to Challapampa descending by the well preserved Inca Trail in the valley of the same name. Descending further we arrive in the afternoon to the village of Challapampa (5/6 hours trekking).
Challapamapa – Candillani
After breakfast we start with a walk of approximately 4 hours until we reach a suspension bridge that crosses the Chucura River. On the way we can enjoy the subtropical vegetation with a spectacular view around, then we walk along the slope that leads to the Jucumarini river, this trek takes more than 3 hours to reach Sandillani to the camp, 8 – 9 hours of walking.
Sandillani – Chairo – La Paz
Continue down a gentle slope and continue on a zig zag road to Chairo (1,300 m), a small tropical fruit producing village on the banks of the Huarinilla River.
- Private transportation
- Camping equipment
- Mules and/or porters
- Other material for personal use.