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Choro trek, 3 days in Bolivia

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Join Jaime, IFMGA certified guide, in the Choro trek. 3 days in this famous trek in Bolivia, from village to village to discover the valleys.

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3 Days

Apr - Oct


Description

I invite you to join me in this wonderful 3-day Choro trek in Cordillera Real. This expedition in Bolivia is quite famous. Come with me and discover why!

Throughout this trip you will enjoy extremely changing landscapes. They each have their own special appeal, and it's wonderful to see how the environment changes as we walk.

The trip starts in La Paz, from where we go to La Cumbre by car. This is the starting point of the trek. After ascending Apacheta Chukura, we start descending in the wonderful valleys of the Cordillera Real.

During the trek we will go through different villages: Challapampa, Choro, San Francisco and Chairo.

In addition to the wonderful changing landscapes, we will be delighted by the abundant local fauna.

Want to discover the Choro trek in 3 days? Then please contact me! I will be waiting for your message. I also guide tours in more mountainous landscapes, as this Maria Lloco trek, check it out!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz - La Cumbre - Challapampa (2910m)

We leave at 8AM from La Paz in private transfer to La Cumbre (4700m). It’s the starting point of the famous “death route” leading to the Yungas. It’s also the starting point of our trek.
We ascend to Apacheta Chukura (4870m). The trek continues with a long descent to the valleys of Cordillera Real. We go through the villages Samaña Pampa and Chukura. Finally we reach the village of Challapampa.
Walking time: 6 hours
D +170/-1960m

Day 2: Challapampa - Choro - San Francisco (2000m)

We continue the descent leaving the high mountain landscapes behind. The vegetation is now sub-tropical. We reach Choro around noon.  Then some light ascents and descents take us to San Francisco.
Walking time: 5 hours
D +200/-1100m

Day 3: San Francisco - Chairo (1300m) - Coroico

In the morning, we cross the Coscapa river. Then we start the “devil’s ascent” to reach the Sandillani village in the early afternoon (2000m). After some more hours walking, we end the trek in Chairo (1300m), where a 4×4 private vehicle awaits to take us to Coroico, the pearl of the Yungas, where we enjoy the forests.
Walking time: 4 hours
D +200/-900m

 

Details

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We will have a cook and there is an option for vegetarian food.

Meeting point

At La Paz.

FAQs

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About the guide

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-Jaime

4.70

(18)

Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Bolivia.

I organize mountaineering and trekking trips in different regions of Bolivia, and community tourism as well. I spend my free time exploring new destinations and discovering new mountains and cultures in remote regions.

I have more than 20 years of experience working in Cordillera Real, and I live in Tuni, Condoriri. I worked as mule driver, porter, cook, trekking guide assistant, trekking guide, and finally became IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide in 2008.

I made several ascents in Bolivia and neighboring countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru. Some of them: Ojos de Salado, Wallatiri, Urus, Azangate, Huayna potosí, Illimani, Chir oco, Chachacomani, Sajama, Illamapu, Acohoma, Chapi orco, Acotango, Parinacota… These experiences prepared me to organize and guide expeditions.

I like to provide a top level service to people from all around the world, help them get in contact with the local culture, and of course help them reach their objectives in the mountains.

Languages

French | English | Spanish

Certificates

IFMGA | AGMTB

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What people are saying about -Jaime

Andrew

5.00

From the initial messages through the explore-share platform to the successful summit of beautiful Huayna Potosí, Jaime was a pleasure to work with. He customized an itinerary to work around my travel dates, was quick to respond to my messages, and is just an incredibly fun guy! I stayed at his small lodge in the village of Tuna for a few days of acclimatization before the actual ascent of Huayna Potosí. It is a village full of quietude, a great place to relax surrounded by stunning 5000+ meter mountains. It's hard to overstate the quality of the expedition. The food was fresh and plentiful, the pace was relaxed, and the company was warm and enjoyable. Thanks Jaime for showing me such a good time and helping me reach new heights!

Anton

5.00

Jaime and his family are very amiable and friendly people. The tour was very well organized and everything exceeded my expectations. The food was very delicious and there was always a vegetarian option if necessary. Next time I come to Bolivia I will be sure to book a tour with Jaime again, thank you!

Courtney

4.00

We were very happy with the beauty and challenge we found on this trek. We were also pleasantly surprised by some of the more luxurious aspects of it: we had the option to sleep indoors most nights, we had hot lunch served to us riverside one day and were served dinner and breakfast every day, and a car transported equipment we did not need during the day to our next base camp. Our guide, Abraham, was experienced in our route and very knowledgeable. We got food poisoning symptoms pretty badly after three days and had to cut our trip short. Abraham and Dennis were able to get us back to La Paz as soon as we were ready to leave. While we had a great experience in the end, a couple aspects did not match what we were told to expect and made us nervous in the beginning. The TripAdvisor post lists Jaime as the guide and he is who we talked to about details all the way up to when we were picked up. However he never made an appearance and we were never told this would happen or why it happened. We had also requested two sleeping bags each, in case it was too cold, and that information was not passed on correctly. It seemed like our guide thought we were bringing our own sleeping bags, although that was not said not on the packing list. Luckily they still had one sleeping bag for each of us and it was plenty warm. Lastly, it seems the itinerary is subject to change, so don’t count on doing the exact plan sent to you. We were originally told there would be no huts and that we would only stay in Tuni the first night and neither of these turned out to be true. Again, everything worked out in the end, but allowing someone to take you into the wild and handle preparations takes a lot of trust and these miscommunications hampered our ability to fully feel comfortable. I would recommend this company and this trek to anyone interested. I hope the company takes this review as constructive feedback to help make guests feel safe.

Stephen

5.00

Jaime is a safe and experienced guide as well as an excellent cook.

Anna

5.00

Our guide in Bolivia was Jaime. I climbed with my daughter age 14, so safety was very important to me. He was very professional and gave us extra tips on an acclimatization and using crampons. Whenever we forgot about something he was ready to help. Thank you Jaime, the memories from the climb will last a lifetime. Anna.


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