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2d1n Takesi, Inca trekking

2 Días| Camping| Transport| Feeding
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2d1n Takesi, Inca trek

Highlights:

  • Impressive view of the snowy Illimani 6.480mts.
  • Observation of rural life.
  • Walk through the pre-Columbian roads, built with perfection
  • Bolivia´s best and most popular trek

Technical information

Distance: 37, 78 km

Technical difficulty: Moderate

Máximum altitude: 4.643 m

Mínimum altitude: 2.008 m

Crossing the most beautiful mountain system of the Andes, we descend to the humid and subtropical are known as “Yungas”. The trek goes through different ecological levels, of breathtaking beauty which is discovered at each step with scenarios that change among lost towns and indigenous population in the mountains.

Also known as the "Inca Trail", is Bolivia´s best and most popular trek. The trail was presumably constructed by the Aymara culture of Tiwanaku, the Incas and also by the Spanish in Colonial times. Takesi is one of the finest remaining pre-Columbian paved roads and passes through and amazing variety of scenery crosses the Cordillera Real de los Andes between the Altiplano and the humid region of the Yungas, the route is beautiful full of sub-tropical and paradisiacal landscapes with crystalline rivers.

 

Day 1: La Paz - San Francisco Mine - Takesi Village

At 06:30am on board our transport with the escort of our trekking guide, we will cross the southern neighborhood of ​​the city of La Paz, after approximately an hour and a half driving the bustle of the vehicular traffic is disappearing; we will pass through the towns of Ventilla and Choquekhota where agricultural activity is characteristic among its inhabitants. On a clear day we will be able to observe two peaks of the Andes Mountains; the Mururata rises to 5,870m asl which is also known as the beheaded for its appearance and the Illimani rises to 6,462m known as the guardian of the city of La Paz, then we will reach the intersection of San Francisco mine 4.200m asl, it takes about two hours of steady ascent to the Takesi Pass, the highest point of the trek at 4.643 meters above sea level, from this point we start our descend for about 40 minutes along a zigzagging path, until the shores of a small lagoon called Loru Kheri, suitable for taking a break, then we continue walking down until we reach the Takesi village, on the way the gray colors take on a warmer hue, the camping area awaits us at a height of approximately 3,750m asl

Camping

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Takesi Village - Kakapi - La Paz

After breakfast, we start descending from the village of Takesi through a path that flanks the river of the same name, we will witness the skillful construction with cobblestone pavement, retaining walls of pre-Columbian road, and drainage channels that still at present time help to evacuate the water. The Takesi area is quite humid and with average rainfall records of 2,400mm, so it is advisable to be prepared to walk in the rain, later the path becomes narrow, the paved road is non-existent while we walk the slopes of the Quimsa Chata hill , we will cross a diverse vegetation of ferns, orchids, begonias, hibiscus among others and with good luck we will also be able to observe birds such as the cock-of-the-rock or "Tunkis" and "Uchis", while the indigenous spectacled bear or "jukumari" and deer although are typical of this area are more difficult to observe. After approximately 3 hours of walking we will arrive at Kakapi 2,740m asl, the resting place. In the afternoon the path continues descending until Pongo Pampa, in order  to reach the road where our transport awaits us, to return to the city of La Paz.

Meals included: Breakfast and  Lunch

Price per person: Please contact the email: info@pukinatravel.com  or WAPP +591 73088333

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Private round trip transportation for our group.
  • Complete food during the walk
  • Payment of camping and income
  • Accompanying trekking guide
  • Biosecurity measures 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal porters
  • Travel backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cold weather jacket
  • Sunglasses, repellent, personal hygiene items
  • Tips for our staff
  • Everything that is not specified under "included in the program"
  • Travel insurance
  • Extras

WE RECOMMEND

  • Bring 1 liter of water the first day
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Rain poncho or raincoat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hiking boots with good footprint
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Plastic bags
  • Binoculars

Price per person, please contact us to the Whatsapp +591-73088333 or to the email  info@pukinatravel.com  to request your quote.

 

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