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3d2n Takesi, Inca trail

3 Días| Transport| Feeding
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3d2n Takesi, Inca trail

Highlights:

  • Impressive view of the snowy Illimani 6.480mts.
  • Observation of rural life.
  • Walk through the pre-Columbian trails, built with amazing perfection
  • Bolivia´s best and most popular trek

This is one of the most impressive and popular trekkings in the Andes among  travelers and locals. This trail links the barren Altiplano with the lush subtropical Yungas. It also gives you the rare opportunity to witness amazing landscapes. There are spectacular views of the Mururata Peak and you will pass abandoned mines, cascading rivers, exquisite lagoons and quaint villages. This is one of the best preserved pre-Inca trails and almost half of the trail consists of extraordinary stonework/paving making this trip incredibly accessible without taking away from the adventurous river crossings and camping in the great outdoors. Your trip will come to an end in one of Bolivia’s oldest towns, Yanacachi.

Day 1: La Paz - San Francisco Mine - Takesi Village

At 06:30am on board our transport with the escort of our trekking guide, we will cross the southern neighborhood of ​​the city of La Paz, after approximately an hour and a half driving the bustle of the vehicular traffic is disappearing; we will pass through the towns of Ventilla and Choquekhota where agricultural activity is characteristic among its inhabitants. On a clear day we will be able to observe two peaks of the Andes Mountains; the Mururata rises to 5,870m asl which is also known as the beheaded for its appearance and the Illimani rises to 6,462m known as the guardian of the city of La Paz, then we will reach the intersection of San Francisco mine 4.200m asl, it takes about two hours of steady ascent to the Takesi Pass, the highest point of the trek at 4.600 meters above sea level, from this point we start our descend for about 40 minutes along a zigzagging path, until the shores of a small lagoon called Loru Kheri, suitable for taking a break, then we continue walking down until we reach the Takesi village, on the way the gray colors take on a warmer hue, the camping area awaits us at a height of approximately 3,750m asl

Camping in tents

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner


Day 2: Takesi Village - Kakapi – Pongo Pampa

After breakfast, we start descending from the village of Takesi through a path that flanks the river of the same name, we will witness the skillful construction with cobblestone pavement, retaining walls of pre-Columbian road, and drainage channels that still at present time help to evacuate the water. The Takesi area is quite humid and with average rainfall records of 2,400mm, so it is advisable to be prepared to walk in the rain, later the path becomes narrow, the paved road is non-existent while we walk the slopes of the Quimsa Chata hill , we will cross a diverse vegetation of ferns, orchids, begonias, hibiscus among others and with good luck we will also be able to observe birds such as the cock-of-the-rock or "Tunkis" and "Uchis", while the indigenous spectacled bear or "jukumari" and deer although are typical of this area are more difficult to observe. After approximately 3 hours of walking we will arrive at Kakapi 2,740m asl, the resting place. In the afternoon the path continues descending following the Takesi river until our camping site in Pongo Pampa.

Camping in tents

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 3: Pongo Pampa – Yanacachi- La Paz


More views of the Takesi River and valleys and fully covered by continuous cloud forests, the weather is warm. Arrival to Yanacachi at 2080 Mt, one of the oldest towns in Bolivia. This was important during colonial times to trade coca leaves and subtropical crops. This town has the oldest existing Catholic Church built in the Yungas, in Yanacachi our transport awaits us, to return to the city of La Paz. 4-4 hours drive. Once in La Paz we drive you to your hotel. End of the services.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Private round trip transportation for our group.
  • Mules to carry most of the personal gear
  • Complete food during the walk
  • Camping fees and permits
  • Trekking guide
  • Sleeping bag -5 Celsius
  • Biosecurity measures

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal equipment
  • Travel backpack
  • Cold weather jacket
  • Sunglasses, repellent, personal hygiene items
  • Tips/ gratuities
  • Everything that is not specified under "included in the program"
  • Travel insurance
  • Extras

WE RECOMMEND

  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Rain poncho or raincoat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hiking boots with good footprint
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars.

Essentials:


*Light, warm clothing.
*Trekking boots.
*Sunglasses.
*Sun block (high factor).
*Waterproof clothing.
*Sleeping bag.
*Insect repellent (high DEET content).
*Photocopy of passport.

Price per person, please contact us to the Whatsapp +591-73088333 or to the email: info@pukinatravel.com to request your quote.

 

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