Yunga Cruz, Inca Trail 5 Day Trek

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Jenaro on this extraordinary Yunga Cruz hike on the Inca Trail between Mount Illimani and Mount Mururata in Bolivia.




Trip Duration

5 days

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Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip




    The Yunga Cruz portion of the legendary Inca Trail is an extraordinary stretch of land.

    The Inca Trail is easily one of the most famous hiking routes in the world. However, while most people associate it with Machu Pichu in Peru, the Bolivian portion is just as amazing. And I believe the most fascinating, and most challenging portion, is the Yunga Cruz trek.

    The trek goes between Mount Illimani (6,462m) and Mount Mururata (5,800m). Because the trek follows a descending path, you will venture from the highlands to the sub-tropical zones, called the yungas. And because of the challenging nature of the trek, there will not be a lot of people crowding the route. Instead, you will find yourself truly immersed in the beautiful wilderness, where you will get to see eagles, condors, hawks and vultures, along with many other different animals!

    Over the course of five days, you will not only have the chance to feel altering climates and marvel at amazing wildlife, but you will also get to see the villages of Chuñawi and Chulumani. The ladder village being the Yungas provincial capital.

    So send me a message if you want to join me for five days walking through the amazing Yunga Cruz trek on the Inca Trail. And experience a journey through history as you walk on stretches of pre-hispanic paving. 

    And if you want to climb the Huayna Potosi in Bolivia, you can also join me on this 2-day trip. There are also options to climb the Huayna Potosi in 3 days and 4 days.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1034 USD

    Group of 2
    517 USD

    Group of 3
    517 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     A kitchen tent will be brought along in order to cook all meals.


    • Day 1La Paz - Chuñawi (4,200m)
    • Day 2Chuñawi - Cerro Kala (4,378m)
    • Day 3Cerro Kala - Solaka Pampa (3,200m)
    • Day 4Solaka Pampa - Estancia Aguallani (2,500m)
    • Day 5Chulumani - La Paz

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    La Paz


    Camping in a double tent


    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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    What People are Saying about -Jenaro Yupanqui


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

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