Choro Trail Special

Tour Overview

The Choro Trail descends from the Andean mountains into the Bolivian Amazon. It was once a route of communication between the mountains and the Yungas of the cloud forest. Now it is a gringo trail but the occasional solitary Indian we pass, seemingly lost from some forgotten time, make it possible to imagine Incas traversing these rocky paths. On this ancient path we tread a tireless rhythm, the mountains retreating to the horizon, and the fecundity of the cloud forest gradually enveloping us. I am overwhelmed when continuously on the move. Crossing so many different terrains and meeting so many people along the way involves a complete overload of the senses. It is only when you have a moment spare to reflect on all that your mind has absorbed that you can fully comprehend the effect that your journey has had on you.


  • A better option for this Inka trail since you have the option to see very close the big and georges Huayna Potosi 6,088 m (19,968 ft). We start the hike at Huayna Potosi Base Camp 4,830 m (15,842 ft).
  • A spectacular descent of over 3,000 m (9,840 ft), from mountain ranges to the dense subtropical vegetation.
  • Pre - Hispanic paving and a spectacular but savage descent.
  • Incredible variety of landforms and vegetation across the varius altitude zones.
  • Suitable for:

  • Average fitness.
  • Acclimatized and determined people.
  • Beginners to experienced climbers.

    Land costs include:

  • Transportation. Bolivian Journeys has a private driver to provide in country transport, thus ensuring our safety and facilitating an independent schedule that does not depend on public transportation.
  • Food. We eat high quality meals using fresh local ingredients.
  • All group climbing gear.
  • Mules.
  • Professional mountain guide.
  • Land costs do not include:

  • Meals except while climbing.
  • Park fee .
  • Gratuities to guides and staff.
  • Insurance.
  • Rescue or medical expenses that may occur during the trip.
  • Day 1

    We depart LaPaz in the morning bound for trailhead at the Paso Zongo 4,830m (15,842ft). Our descent into the Bolivian lowlands and jungle begins from the Huayna Potosi's base camp. We cross over the Charkini mountain pass 4,900m ( 16,072ft) and gain excellent views of Nevado Huayna Potosi's east face. We will end our day's trek by setting up camp in Sanja Pampa.
  • Day 2

    As we trek along Rio Chukura we begin to see a dramatic shift in vegetation and climate as we travel from the more arid Andean highlands into the sub-tropical vegetation of the Yungas, we camp near Choro.
  • Day 3

    Today we hike up and down to Sandillani where we visit a Japanesse who has been living there for 30 years, we camp near his house.
  • Day 4

    We descend to the village of Chairo. Transportation to Coroico-La Paz (4 hours).


  • 2 lightweight, long sleeve polypropylene shirts
  • 1 medium weight fleece shirt or wool sweater
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 expedition down parka with hood
  • 1 outer shell jacket with hood
  • Bottoms

  • 1 pair long underwear bottoms
  • 1 pair wind pants
  • 1 pair synthetic trekking or around camp pants
  • Footwear

  • 1 pairs wool socks
  • 1 pair light weight trekking
  • Boots

  • 1 pair trekking boots
  • 1 pair sandals for hanging around in camp
  • Hand wear

  • 1 pair fleece mittens
  • 1 pair overmitts
  • Head gear

  • 1 wool hat
  • 1 pair glacier glasses
  • 1 sunhat
  • Sleeping gear

  • 1 down or synthetic sleeping bag (rated to 15 F) *
  • 1 full length closed cell foam pad
  • Pack

  • 1 daypack for approach hike and possible use on summit day and carry-on bag
  • 1 large (7,500+ duffle bag for gear, include small padlock
  • Misc

  • 1 first-aid kit
  • 1 headlamp, include extra batteries *
  • 1 one quart water bottle
  • Lip balm (spf 30) and sun screen (spf 40)
  • Pocket knife
  • Adjustable ski poles (highly recommended)*

( * ) Items can be rented from Bolivian Journeys

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Tour details:

Days: 4 days

Difficulty: Easy

Location: Cordillera Real