A characteristic Apolobamba landscape
This trekking is called in this way because the Apolobamba Mountain Range – and particularly the village of Curva – is the domain of the Kallawaya, healers, experts of the plants and the natural medicine.
The Kallawayas’ trail is a classic of the Apolobamba Mountain Range and shows another face of the Bolivian Andes. Nevertheless, this is not a very popular trek. In 2001, just 350 tourists were recorded in Curva, the small village at the end of the trek. You won’t meet, during the trekking, more than very few people, most indigenous quechuas. The return to La Paz city will seem to you somewhat “strange” after having spent one week on the complete calmness. But if the tourists are rare, it is not due to a lack of magnificent landscapes. This trek in the country is a pleasure for all hiker.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||In our Offices in La Paz|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 18:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
La Paz – Pelechuco (3600 m)
Pelechuco – Keansani (4200 m)
Keansani – Piedra Grande (4280 m)
Piedra Grande – Sunchulli (4600 m)
Sunchulli – Viscachani Incacancha (4200 m)
After leaving Viscachani we walk uphill to the Viscachani pass (4700 m) and come down again until Incacancha where we spend our last night under tents.