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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.



5 Days

All year




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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Porters

Price details

A kitchen tent will be brought along in order to cook all meals.


Day 1: La Paz - Chuñawi (4,200m)

Day 2: Chuñawi - Cerro Kala (4,378m)

Day 3: Cerro Kala - Solaka Pampa (3,200m)

Day 4: Solaka Pampa - Estancia Aguallani (2,500m)

Day 5: Chulumani - La Paz



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Rosario La Paz
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Hotel Sagarnaga
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Ritz Apart Hotel
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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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