Classic 3-day Takesi trek with a guide

Take the classic 3-day Takesi trek, only a couple of hours outside La Paz. Jenaro, IFMGA-certified, will guider you through a route of unique natural contrasts.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified


For those who love trekking and only have a few days in Bolivia, this classic 3-day Takesi trek might be just what you need. I will guide you through amazing sights and landscapes just a couple of hours outside La Paz.

This 3-day Takesi trek is designed to experience contrasting natural areas in a short period of time. For example, it includes segments in the Bolivian yungas, as well as in the mountains.

To begin with, on Day 1 I will pick you up at La Paz. We will then travel to the San Francisco mine, at the foot of the snowy Takesi. Once we ascend to 4,65o m, I will guide you on the descent through the valleys of the Yungas.

On Day 2, I will take you to lower regions with more temperate weather. Around this area, you will encounter unique flora, like giant ferns, orchids and begonias.

Finally, Day 3 marks the final trek to Chojilla. Once there, after lunch, we will return to La Paz.

Join me for this classic 3-day Takesi trek. Contact me for more information or questions. Interested in more trek options? Check out alternatives like Hiking to Chacapampa, Condoriri Massif and the 5-day Yunga Cruz trekking, Inca Trail.

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Transfer from La Paz and trek

    • Pick-up in La Paz
    • Transfer to the San Francisco mine (2 hours) at the foot of the Takesi
    • Ascent to 4,650 m
    • Descent through yungas
    • Camping near Takesi village
    • Trek time for the day: 5 hours

  • Day 2: Kakapi: descent

    • Descent to lower regions
    • Camping at Kakapi
    • Trek time for the day: 5 hours

  • Day 3: Chojilla and return to La Paz

    • Trek to Chojilla
    • Transfer to La Paz aftrer lunch
    • Trek time for the day: 4 hours


Other details

Meeting point
La Paz, Bolivia


More info

While the level of the trek is easy, we recommend a good acclimatization and a good physical shape.


About the 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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