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Classic 3-day Takesi trek with a guide

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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.


3 Days

Mar - Nov


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

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back


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



More info

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

Meeting point

La Paz, Bolivia


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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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