ZONGO – CHORO - COROICO

 

  • Trekking
  • 6 days
  • from March to November
  • Bolivia

 

Along the way...

This trek, offering an overview of two different aspects of Bolivia, will please those who desire, through trekking, to discover the country’s different facets.
The trek begins in the Zongo Valley, at the heart of the Cordillera of the Andes. A rocky and arid world dominated by peaks culminating at over 6000 meters above sea level and where wildlife, even though prolific, hides from human presence.
For 3 days we hike along high-altitude valleys, before descending in the deep and lush valleys of the Yungas.
On the sixth day, we reach the charming village of Coroico, a haven of peace, inviting relaxation, where we enjoy a well-deserved rest in the balmy climate before returning to La Paz.

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PROGRAM

DAY 1 : LA PAZ – BOTIJLACA – UMA PALKA (el. 3800 m.a.s.l.)

Difficulty: altitude trek with numerous passes over el.4500 m.a.s.l. for the first three days.
5 to 7-hour walk a day. Good physical condition required.
Departure from La Paz at 8 a.m. in a private vehicle for the village of Botijlaca (el. 3830 m.a.s.l. / 2h30 trip) in the Zongo Valley, at the foot of Huayna Potosí, where we meet our team of muleteers.
The trek starts by a 3 to 4-hour up-hill hike on the slopes of Tikimani (el. 5519 m.a.s.l.). We clear a pass 4600-meter high before descending for 3 hours towards Uma Palka (el. 3800 m.a.s.l.), where we set up camp. Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h; Elevation gain: +770m / -800m

DAY 2 : UMA PALKA – ZANJA PAMPA (el. 3850 m.a.s.l.)

For about 2 hours we ascend the slopes of Cerro Matilde (el. 5000 m.a.s.l.) to reach the altitude of Laguna Chiar Khota (el. 4550 m.a.s.l.).
We then descend (2½ to 3-hour) towards Zanja Pampa to set up our bivouac.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 6h; Elevation gain: +800m / -750m

DAY 3 : ZANJA PAMPA – CHUKURA – CHORO (el. 2700 m.a.s.l.)

The trek continues, on the mountain slopes for about 1-hour before reaching Laguna Khota Kuchu. We then descend towards the hamlet of Chukura (2½-hour) where we meet the itinerary 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. We leave behind the Andean landscape. The vegetation is now sub-tropical. The environment change as we loose altitude: luxuriant vegetation, heat and humidity replace the harsh climate of the higher ground.
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h; Elevation gain: +200m / -1500m

DAY 4 : CHORO – SANDILLANI (el. 2000 m.a.s.l.)

We cross the hanging bridge over the Chucura River. A succession of slight uphills and downhills takes us to the village of San Francisco (3 to 4-hour). We cross the Coscapa River and start up Devil’s Hill to reach the village of Sandillani at the end of the day (el. 2000 ma.s.l.)
Cold lunch. All included. Bivouac.
Hiking time: 7h; Elevation gain: +800m / -1400m

DAY 5 : SANDILLANI - CHAIRO – COROICO

After walking a few more hours, we reach the end of our trek in Chairo (el. 1300 m.a.s.l.), where a 4WD awaits us to take us to Coroico, the pearl of the Yungas, for a well-deserved rest.
Cold lunch. Dinner open (restaurant El Cafetal recommended). Hotel / swimming pool.

DAY 6 : COROICO – LA PAZ

Morning open with the options to rest by the pool or walk around the village. Lush vegetation, waterfalls and icy rivers surround us.
After lunch, return to La Paz (4h).
Lunch and dinner open.

 

Included

- Trekking guide
- Cook for groups of more than 4 people (for groups smaller than 4, the guide will be the cook)
- Collective equipment (tents, cooking gear…)
- Entrance to parks and cultural places mentioned in program
- Private transport / Spanish-speaking driver
- 2-star hotels in twin room including breakfast
- Meals mentioned
- Portage of luggage (porters/ mules)

 

Not Included

- Individual equipment (for camping we provide the sleeping pads)
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Drinks
- Tips
- Open meals mentioned, (from 6 to 12 € per person / meal)

General sales conditions

Your trip will be confirmed once we receive a deposit of 30% of the total amount on our Bolivian account or on our web site (Visa card icon on the top right; enter your name as the reference). The balance must be paid upon arrival in Bolivia in American dollars or Euros.

Prepare for your trip

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Emergencies

In case of major problem during your stay (delay, strike, traffic accident…), an emergency contact will be at your disposal to reach a member of our team:
(010) 712 57 378

Important

- As a security measure, each traveler needs to provide photocopies of passport and individual insurance documentation.
- If you are planning to travel to Brazil, please note that the Brazilian authorities request the yellow fever vaccine certificate to all travelers coming from Bolivia. If you do not leave the transit zone at the airport, it is not required.

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