Takesi Trek is one of the most popular downhill rides in Bolivia, this fantastic three-day tour consists of a 30 km hike that crosses the Cordillera Real and the wooded valleys of the Yungas, ending in the village of Yanacachi, west of Chulumani
Also known as Camino del Inca, this trek crosses one of the best pre-Columbian roads in Bolivia, reveals part of the country's ancient history, the stonework and the incredible variety of landscapes, make the journey accessible and full of adventure, along the way you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mururata’s peak, abandoned mines, waterfall rivers, spectacular lagoons, waterfalls and picturesque villages.
DAY 1: Pick up from the Hotel in La Paz and transfer by car through the Illimani road to the San Francisco mine, start the ascent hike of approximately 2 hours through the pre-Inca trails up to Apacheta high
pass, 4700m, you can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mururata peak and distant cloud forests in the lowland valleys, continue to the abandoned mines, high Andean lagoons to the Takesi River at 3580m. Dinner and overnight in stone cabins in Takesi Bridge.
DAY 2: Breakfast and descent along the path bordering the Cerro Quimsa Chata, there are small villages on the road, such as Kakapi (2800m) and an old cattle ranch that used to control the valley during the colony. In the afternoon, arrival at Mina Chojlla (2270m). Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Breakfast and hike to Yanacachi, one of the oldest and most important towns in Bolivia during the colonial trade of coca leaves and subtropical crops. Lunch and return to La Paz.
Private tourist transport
bilingual guide (Spanish and English) specialized intrekking
full board and bottled water
accommodation in “stone cabins”
mattress for sleeping
first aid kit.
- Backpack (minimum 25 liters)
- carrier (available on request)
What to wear:
- Appropriate clothing
- Hiking boots
- Insect repellent and flashlight.