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TAKESI TRAIL PTHE 02

The Takesi trail has some of best preserved Hispanic stone paving, steps, and retaining walls in South America and offers great views of the flat-topped Nevado Mururata (5868m). This trail follows one of the most extraordinary and well preserved pre-Columbian routes that exist in Bolivia. Constructed over 500 years ago as a vital transport and communication link, is still in use today by local people. This is a real work of art and technology of communication.  It was used during Pre-Columbian times for the transportation of the mineral and agricultural products between the Amazon basing and the Andean Plateau.
You will have the opportunity to experience the most interesting phenomenon as you see in the landscape change dramatically as the flora becomes abundant the air becomes richer in oxygen and humidity as the temperature rises from around 4°C to 25°C with in a few hours. It invites you to the nature and ecotourisme lovers to do this beautiful trek in this part of mesothermic valleys and yungas of La Paz.

PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz – Takesi (3.700 m): Departure from La Paz by private vehicle transport for 2 hours to San Francisco mine (4.200m), beginning the trek to cross the high pass of Takesi at 4.650 m, and then descending to the village of Takesi hamlet by the magnificent prehispanic trail. This section is relatively barren but a half hour or so below the cumbre lies a large lake which makes a nice stop for lunch.  Takesi village is good place to camp (3.700m) close to the river providing a water source (be sure to treat all water) Night camping.

Day 02: Takesi – Kacapi (1.850 m.): Descend to the Sub–tropical zone, the trail crosses the Takesi River and, with the river on the left, begins a gradual descent on smooth stone paving (which can be treacherous when wet). The trail then levels out and making a long sweep right turn around the Loma Palli Palli with the river far below. With the descent into Kacapi, the vegetation increases, although the area is fairly dry and, unless a rare foraging flock is encountered, this section of the trail has limited birdlife.Then there is a long uphill segment to the tiny, seemingly unpopulated village of Chojila.  Arrival at Mina Chojjla (1.752 m.) or Yanacachi, night in a tent. Trekking 6 hours.

Day 03: Chojlla Mine – La Paz: As we approach the mining town of Chojlla (note the minor difference in spelling between the neighboring village of Chojlla and mining town of Chojlla), a cement covered aqueduct begins.From Chojlla (1.752 m), After breakfast we will be  picked up by our vehicle transport. Return to La Paz, arrival to your hotel and end of our service.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive round trip transport.
  • Professional English speaking guide or local guide during the trekking.
  • Full board pension during the trek. (Lunch, dinner and breakfast).
  • Camping equipment (bi-personal tents).
  • Dining and kitchen tent, tables and chairs.
  • Cook/ cooking equipment.
  • Mules & Llamas to carry most of the equipment.
  • Comunications by handies and mobile phone during the trek.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal camping equipment: sleeping bag, headlamp, mattres and clothing. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Tips,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Season: March – October
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569