Cordillera Quimsa Cruz Trek 6 days
Quimsa means three in Aymara (native language) which together with Cruz (Spanish word for cross) is the Trek of the Three Crosses. This small range of about a hundred peaks from 4700m to 5850 m, besides the beauty of its mountains, owes its beauty to their infinite paths leading in different directions (due to mining boom it had early in the 20th Century) which can be a perfect labyrinth for those who do not know the area, it is told that many men got lost in the past and couldn’t return from those mountains, Any way , you will not get lost there because our guides have been to the area lots of times. Another thing that makes of this Range a unique area is that it has amazing rock cliffs good for Rock climbing. Ask about it if you are also a Rock Climber, so that we can extend your stay in the area. Don’t forget that we will always shape the programme to your needs.
1st day.- 06:00 a.m. Pick up from your hotel to the Bus Stop. Bus La Paz- Viloco 9hrs.Views are exquisite during the trip as we go South east of La Paz.
Same as other some of the previous Treks, this day is only for transport for what we organise everything about transport and accommodation, but you pay for it. The guide will pick you up from your Hotel and be with you during the trip until the end of the programme.
For accommodation there is a basic hostel in Viloco or you can use our tents.
2nd day.- This is a trek which like we said before has hundreds of paths leading in different directions. So we recommend this trek to those who after setting up the campsite love to explore the area. It is a trek without that much hours of walking from one camping place to the other so that means you will have more time to explore beautiful areas using miners paths and to enjoy best sunsets in the Andes. We will walk from Viloco to a point after the first Pass (5000m). 4 – 5 hrs Walk
3rd day.-On this day we will sort another high pass (5100 m ) before we get to one of the most beautiful lakes in the area. Always you will have time to explore the area.
Camping by Chatamarca Lake. 4-5hrs
4th day.-Before heading to our next campsite we will take a different route to another lake to then came the same way back to Chatamarca. So after Lunch we will head to our next pass (4950m) to then drop down to Khuchu Khota for Camping. 4 – 5 hrs Walk
5th day.- This is our last day of trekking before we come back to La Paz. On this day we will head to another but lower pass (4850 m ) to then finish at Caracoles Mine. Another Miner’s Town which is starting to have more mining activities after a break of 20 years. Here our guide will arrange basic accommodation for the group. You can also use our tents. 4 -5 hrs Walk
6th day.- 06.30 a.m.Early bus to La Paz (9 hrs)
*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)
5 nights accommodation in tents, camping mattress, local guide, meals 4 B – 4 L – 4 D, As you know we don’t charge for 1st and 6th days.
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 80 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
Our guide is the cook at the same time
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 560 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON
2 – 6 pax 450 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON
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