El Choro trek

Over Andes along the Inca trail

Petr Liška
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El Choro trek
Inserted: 29.11.2014
Author: Petr Liška ©

The most famous Bolivian trek leading along the old inca trail is El Choro. Within just a few days you pass several vegetation bands from Altiplano upland plateau, through the main Andean ridge overlooking the glacier-covered mountains, alpine meadows with scanty vegetation, misty Yungas to sultry jungle with hummingbirds flying around. In addition, you will enjoy this trek virtually alone, because surprisingly very few tourists undertake it.  

Day 1

Crossing of the Andes

Already the first day of the trek is very rich in experiences and in changes of the landscape around you. After driving from La Paz to the pass Cumbre awaits you a short ascent to the mountain ridge and then for the rest of the day, just endless descent down.

Hike La Cumbre - Apacheta Chucura

Start of El Choro trek

| Altitude: 4 900 m / 16 076 ft

El Choro trek 1: Start of El Choro trek is at the highest point of the road from La Paz to Coroico – in La… continue reading

Hike Apacheta Chucura - Samana Pampa

Across Cordillera Real

| Altitude: 4 870 m / 15 978 ft

El Choro trek 2: After you get to the pass Apacheta Chucura and enjoy the views, awaits you very long descent… continue reading

Hike Samaňa Pampa - Challapampa

The beginning of Yungas

| Altitude: 4 040 m / 13 255 ft

El Choro trek 3: From the Inca ruins in Samana Pampa (4 040 m asl) still continue along the paved Inca trail… continue reading

2 to 3 day

Walk in the jungle of Yungas

The second day of El Choro trek will certainly test your stamina. Although this phase is not longer than 20 km, but its profile and very hot muggy weather will soon tire you. On the third day awaits you final descent into Chairo, or rather to the road number 3.

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Long and tiring walk through the jungle

| Altitude: 2 640 m / 8 661 ft

El Choro trek 4: The second day of the trek El Choro is very tiring. The Inca trail leads through damp jungle… continue reading

Hike Sandillani - Chairo - Ruta 3

The last stage of El Choro trek

| Altitude: 2 000 m / 6 562 ft

El Choro trek 5: Comparing with the previous day, the third and final day of El Choro trek is absolutely… continue reading


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