Cordillera Apolobamba / Pelechuco – Charazani 7 days
Marvellous! Superb! What else can we say about Apolobamba?
Different feeling. This is a fantastic trek for those looking for remote areas and contact with the Country side. Still unmapped. Send us an e mail to find out why we start in Pelechuco instead of Curva like everywhere else. Beautiful High Mountain Trek. During these days you will walk over High Mountain Passes, Glaciers, Communities and really isolated areas.
Days 1 and 7 are not charged as they are only for transport.
1st day.-05.30 Pick up from your Hotel, transfer to the Bus Stop (45m from Downtown)
06.30 Bus to Pelechuco 10 hrs. You will be with your guide since the first day, he will organise accommodation for you in Pelechuco.
2nd day.-PELECHUCO – PALCA
It will take us between 3 to 4 hrs to get to the first pass 4900 m. During the following days you will be walking in the area of the Kallawayas. Kallawayas are our Traditional Doctors that have healing our people since thousands of years ago. Ask for extra days of trekking if you have special interest on this topic. We can take you straight there where this old medicine is still being practiced. 4 – 6 hrs walk
3rd day.- PALCA – SUNCHULLI
Views of Apolobamba Range and of the Royal Range will be part of this beautiful trek. Another pass to then walk into the Valley of Sunchulli. Sunchulli is also known as the place where kallawayas used to rest before going to the high passes for rituals. 4 – 6 hrs walk
4th day.-SUNCHULLI – INCA CANCHA
Sunchulli Valley is absolutely beautiful, and the ascent to Viscachani is going to be hard but 100% rewarding, because views fro this pass are probably the best of the trek. We will also see on the way gold miners and if you want, our guide will manage to arrange a meeting with the gold miners for you to learn something from them. 4 – 6 hrs walk
5th day.- INCA CANCHA – CURVA
After leaving the valley we will walk straight to the pass and fantastic views of the North part of the Royal Range will be just there before our eyes, waterfalls and lunch by the stream. Camp near the Village called Curva. 4 – 6 hrs walk
6th day.- CURVA – CHARAZANI – HOT SPRINGS
Our last day will finish just after lunch with Beautiful views of Akhamani Mountain and Apolobamba Range. Before getting to Charazani we’ll make a stop at the Hot Springs Baths of Charazani. 3 – 4 hrs walk.
7th day.-06.00 Bus back to La Paz 17:00 Arrive in La Paz & transfer to Hotel
*Times for departures, meals and activities may vary as they depend on different factors. The guide will tell the group every morning about the day programme.
With 4 days notice.
18 people max. 01 min. per group.(1 guide every 6 people)
4 nights accommodation in tents, camping mattress, local guide, meals 4 B – 5 L – 4 D, mules 10 kgs weight limit per person.
*Walking sticks, purification pills, *sleeping bag, water, *water bottle, drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee-50 Bs, tips.
*Some items not included can be rented from our company.
AVAILABLE: English Speaking guide or translator (additional 70 usd to be paid by the whole group, not per person) when ever we have one request for English Speaking guide or translator, the rest of the group will pay for it.
PORTERS, MULES, DONKEYS?
If you have more luggage than our weight limit (10 kg), you will have to hire another mule at an extra cost. Extra pack animal 15 usd per day
We include a cook for the group.
Big meals are breakfast and dinner. We provide massive sandwiches for lunch though.
Veggie food is a step better than basic.
You must bring all of what you can for the entire programme.
WHAT TO BRING?
Check out the “Things you need to bring” section
Adequate trekking insurance is essential. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a “SHORT TERM INSURANCE FROM OUR COMPANY”
1 pax 700 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON
2 – 6 pax 520 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON