El Choro Trail

From the mountains to the jungle


The El Choro trail is a popular hiking route in Bolivia that connects the towns of La Cumbre and Chairo, crossing the Bolivian Andes. The route is approximately 60 kilometers long and can be covered in 2 to 3 days, depending on the hiker’s pace and stops.

The El Choro trail is known for its breathtaking scenery, which includes snow-capped mountains, canyons, rivers, waterfalls and forests. It is also possible to see a great variety of flora and fauna, such as condors, foxes, vicuñas, among others.


National Park Cotapata  – El Choro Trail


4,860m Max / 1,280m Min 


Basic / Moderate


3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1.
La Paz – Apacheta – Villa Loa

From your hotel in the city of La Paz we head towards “La Cumbre” (4.700 m.), and we will go a little further with the vehicle to Apacheta. There the porters and cooks organize the camping equipment to carry during the trip, we begin the trek to Villa Loa descending the well preserved Inca Trail in the valley of the same name, (7-8 hours of walking).

Day 2.
Villa Loa – Sandillani

We will walk a few minutes until we reach the river where we will cross to the other side to continue to Buena Vista and continue to the next river of jukumarini, then an important point will be the slope of the devil that will be the steepest slope of the trek, finally we will arrive to saldnillani, this day we will walk about 7-8 hours.

Day 3.
Sandillani – Chairo – La Paz

Today is the shortest day as we continue descending gently and continue on a zig zag road to Chairo (1,300 m), where our adventure will end and where our vehicle will be waiting for us to return to the city, our time walking is around 3 hrs.

  • Private transportation
  • Guide
  • Food
  • Cook
  • Camping equipment
  • Porters
  • Admission fees
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Other material for personal use.
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