Yunga Cruz. 4 days
This is the third combined trek where you get to see both High Mountain and Cloud Forest. This is the most panoramic and less visited of the 3 most popular Pre-Inca Trails we have near La Paz, although we must say that they are only 3 of the 25 pre Inca trails we know at Deep Rainforest Tour Operator. Along the Cordillera Real there are still a number of more pre-Inca Trails as well as in the Cloud Forest, Rainforest and South of the Country. On this Trek you will walk most of the time on the ridge of the hills.
1st day.- 06:30 pick up from the Hotel. We’ll take you to the bus stop where you will meet your Guide. Chuñawi the place from where we start the Trek isn’t too far from La Paz however the Bus is slow and stops on the way several times, which gives you the chance to get to know friendly local people better. First stop will take about 1 hour and it is done just after 40 minutes at the end of the City, after that you will have one of the most scenic bus trips we have in La Paz area, Mururata and Illimani mountains will be seen plus canyons and Valleys.
We will get to Chuñawi about 4 p.m. We will sleep at this village to start the walk very early on the second day.
2nd day.- On this day you will walk between 4.000 m and 4.500 m. Scenery is amazing, you will see Illimani Mountain (6436m) this time from the back part. The path takes us to Stone City where our ancestors used to make offers to mother earth.
You will sleep at 4.300 m. (Total Walk 7 – 8 Hrs)
3rd day.- Our drop starts about midday. After having a really panoramic walk we will get into the Cloud Forest following ancient paths. The dramatic change will just blow out your minds. You will sleep at 2.000 m. Total walk (7-8 hours)
4th day.- Still in the Cloud forest and after a 3 hours walk we will arrive at Chulumani.
(Allow if you can, at least 1 extra day to stay overnight in this beautiful village)
13:30 Bus back to La Paz (4 hours). Total walk 4 hours
EXTENSION Available 1 extra day.
You can also extend this trek to 5 days by visiting a beautiful Andean High Mountain Lake. This extension is done on day 2 and you sleep by the “Sacred Lake Khasiri”
*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 3 days notice.
12 people max. 01 min. per group.(1 guide every 6 people)
3 nights accommodation in tents, camping mattress, local guide, meals 3 B – 3 L – 3 D, porters (only for food and equipment when there are more than 2 tourists).
transport La Paz/Chuñawi – Chulumani/La Paz.
*Walking sticks, purification pills, *sleeping bag, water, *water bottle, drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee-30 Bs, tips.
*Some items not included can be rented from our company.
AVAILABLE: English Speaking guide or translator (additional 40 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?
Our guide will carry meals and tents when there are 1 or 2 tourists. We include an extra porter/donkey for meals and tents every 2 other tourists.
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 only what is needed for the 3 day trek in a 35 lt. bag pack.
If you want to bring your big rucksack you must hire a porter for that at an extra cost.
- Weight limit for extra donkey/mule/porter is 15kg.
- Extra porter, pack animal: 15 USD per day
For this trek we can send your big rucksack to Chulumani Village at the end of the trek. Our company organises delivery of your staff to Chulumani for 50Bs per rucksack.
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”