The El Choro trek is the most popular trek with tourists due to its easy accessibility from La Paz, stunning views and varied scenery.

Ranging from chilly Andean mountains, down through cloud forest to semi tropical rainforest it offers a range of conditions to deal with but is also a fantastic introduction to the varied environments of Bolivia and the different conditions you can encounter trekking here.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION In our Offices in La Paz
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 18:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private transportation to beginning of trek
Transport from Chairo to Coroico
Camping fees
Pickup from your hotel / hostel in central La Paz
Camping equipment, tent, mattress
Meals during trek
Spanish-speaking trekking guide (English-speaking for an additional cost, see below – not always available)
NOT INCLUDED
Poles – can also be rented for 50 Bs
Travel Insurance – recommended
Sunglasses
Sun cream
Return bus back to La Paz 15-20bs
Entrance fee Chucura Viallage on route 10bs
Sleeping bag – can be rented for 50 Bs (pay on first morning but let us know in advance)
Water – we recommend 2 liters to start with, then you can purchase more from local shops on the way or you can refill from natural streams (in this case you will need water purification tablets that you can easily find in pharmacies)

Important Information
You must provide details for each passenger that you are booking for and also ensure that you change the qty box to show the correct amount of passengers that you are booking for. if you provide any incorrect details you will be responsible for any additional charges that may arise due to this. if you do not supply all the required information there may be a delay in processing your order and we are not responsible for problems that arise due to this.

English-Speaking Guide Option
If you wish to hire an English-speaking guide there is an additional cost – please see below. An English-speaking guide is not always available and in case we cannot confirm it, we will obviously refund you the extra cost you paid. The larger the notice you give us, the more likely it will be that we can confirm the English-speaking guide. If you don’t want to go on the trek unless you have an English-speaking guide, you must let us know in the Further Details section, otherwise if it is not available, we will still confirm the tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. Price is per person.

Group Sizes
The trek requires a minimum of 2 people in order to leave but you can book for one and if we find more people the trek will go on that date. If we do not we can refund your money as per our cancellations policy. You can also book as a PRIVATE ONE PERSON TOUR – by booking this option there will be a guaranteed departure of the trek. Use the Private One Person Tour checkbox below to select this option.

Porter Hire
You will be carrying your own personal belonging on this trek but not your own tent or any of the food. It is possible to hire porters for this trek at a cost of 36.50usd$ per day. Each porter can carry one backpack of up to 50L in size.

Day 1

La Paz to Challapampa – Mountains and Inca Paving

You will be picked up from the hotel at around 08:30 am. in private transport for the 45 min to 1 hour drive to La Cumbre (4.700 m.a.s.l.) which is the starting point for the trek. Here it can be very cold in the mornings and it is not uncommon to find snow and ice on the ground so you will need warm clothing for this section where you will start the trek which is going to lead us to the warm valleys of Los Yungas. We will walk up to 4.900 m. and here we will find the pre inca trail and then we start to descend. After around a 6 hour walk, we will arrive to the village of Challapampa where we will set up camp.
Day 2

Challapampa to San Francisco – Cloud Forest Views

Today is a harder walking day and involves several up and down sections . As the day goes on the vegetation becomes denser and the climate more tropical. The views are stunning and very typical of the “Yungas” cloud forest area. After around 6.5- hours walk we will arrive to San Francisco where we eat and spend the night camping.
Day 3

San Francisco to Coroico – Semi Tropical Jungle Trails

The last day involves around 5 or 6 hours walking and is mostly very hot so you will need plenty of water and it is advisable to use insect repellent. The trek ends at the village of Chairo and from there we will take a transfer to Coroico where our trek will come to an end.

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