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One-week guided Apolobamba trekking tour

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Go on this one-week guided Apolobamba trekking tour with IFMGA certified mountain guide Jenaro. Amazing panoramic views of the Andes and Inka vestiges.


7 Days

Apr - Oct


This one-week guided Apolobamba trekking tour is perfect for passionate, tireless hikers. During these days, I will guide you around the Muñecas and Apolobamba mountain ranges in the Andes. You will experience truly unique landscapes and views.

First, I will pick you up at La Paz. During the transfer we will go by the well-known Titikaka lake, and through Achacachi. Later, we will camp on the valley (3,700 m).

Next, on Day 2, you will have time to walk around the village, almost miraculously suspended in the mountain. Also, this village makes for a great viewpoint of the Akamani mountain. Later, the trekking begins. We will walk for around 5 hours to the camp (4,200 m).

Then, from Days 3 to 6 I will take you trekking to exceptional places, including:

  • The vestiges of Inka Kancha (4,200 m)

  • The Sunchuli valley – where the Incas are said to have worked with gold

  • The Sunchuli pass (5,100 m)

  • The Illo Illo river

  • The village of Pelechuco

Finally, on Day 7 we will return to La Paz. On our way back, I will take you to the Ulla Ulla National Park, reservoir for vicuñas and other endangered species.

The one-week Apolobamba trekking tour is the most attractive and satisfactory trip in my list. The tour includes waterfalls, Andean panoramic views, Inka paths, and passes of up to 5,100 m.

While I rate the level of this trekking tour as Easy, I recommend a good acclimatization and good physical shape.

Ready for the one-week guided Apolobamba trekking tour? Contact me for more information. Short on time? Check out this other hiking option: 3-day Hiking to Chacapampa, Condoriri Massif with a guide.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Group porters


Day 1: Pick up at La Paz and transfer

  • Pick up at La Paz

  • 280 km ride to camp

  • Views of the Titikaka lake

  • Ride through Achacachi, into the Cordillera

  • Arrival at the vertiginous curve valley (3,700 m)

  • Camping

Day 2: Trekking - Akamani

  • Morning: free time to visit the village

  • Panoramic views of the Akamani mountain

  • 3 h trek to the next camping (4,300 m)

Day 3: Trekking - Inka Kancha

  • 4,780 m mountain pass

  • Inka Kancha vestiges (4,200 m)

  • Camping close to a waterfall

  • Total trekking time for the day: around 5 hours

Day 4: Trekking - Sunchuli valley

  • Trek towards the Sunchuli valley

  • Camping (4,700 m)

  • Total trekking time for the day: around 6 hours

Day 5: Trekking - Illo Illo and Sunchuli pass

  • Highlight of the tour: the Sunchuli mountain pass (5,100 m)

  • Andean panoramic view

  • Descent to the Illo Illo river

  • Camping by the river (3,800 m)

Day 6: Trekking - Pelechuco

  • Trek through an ancient Inca path

  • Sunchuli mine

  • Descent to Pelechuco (3,540 m)

  • Camping

  • Total trekking time for the day: around 5 hours

Day 7: Return to La Paz

  • Return to La Paz from Pelechuco. Estimated transfer time: 9 hours

  • Visit to the Ulla Ulla National Park (reservoir for vicuñas and other endangered species)

  • Arrival to La Paz

  • End of guided tour


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I work together with several IFMGA/UIAGM colleagues. So if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues equally certified will guide you.

I began to climb the mountain when I was 15 years old. I was born in Pinaya (3.800 m.a.s.l.), a region located not far away from the top of the base camp of the majestic snow-covered Illimani (6.462 m.a.s.l.). I dedicated most part of my life to climb different ice and Rock Mountains through the Cordillera Real, Cordillera Occidental, and Cordillera de Apolobamba.



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What people are saying about -Jenaro



The overall experience was quite excellent. The guide as well as mountain were fantastic and I had an absolutely incredible time climbing this mountain. Jenaro is an fantastic example of hard working South American who wants best for his people as well as his clients. For example, when we initially met he found out how I was charged almost twice as much for a taxi as I should have been, chased the taxi driver down, and made them give me back my money. He is a very caring and very responsible guide. However, I was somewhat concerned about the overall organization of the trip. First and foremost, Jenaro is not actually the guide who goes up the mountain with you - he runs the organization that provides a guide as well as any gear you may need. In addition, at times the entire outfit seemed quite disorganized. For example, when I arrived to La Paz and let Jenaro know I had arrived he thought I was coming the next day and seemed to need convincing to let me hike the day I wanted to despite multiple back and forth discussions over WhatsApp. There were other small, yet very prominent, cases of of not having clear organization. As said before, Jenaro is a very caring and knowledgeable resource in La Paz however could certainly improve in organization and structuring his business.



Jenaro and Pedro where highly Unmotivated to assist me in ascending Sajama. I had to stop them from changing the program to seeing the Salt Flats and seeing Copacabhana. They wanted me to see that first and then hike by myself there to "acclimatize " when El Alto is higher than those places. They talked about everything in Bolivia except Mount Sajama. They just wanted me to fail. Please do not advertise their services to other climbers on your platform, thanks. -Ishaaq



Jenaro was not my guide for this trip even if I was not aware of it

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