The Takesi trek is a popular trek from La Paz with some of the best Inca paving in the Andes.

Mostly downhill it passes through cloud forest to semi tropical rainforest. It is available to trek in 2 or 3 days.

This is our Takesi Trek option. The Takesi trek is a popular trek from La Paz with some of the best Inca paving in the Andes. Mostly downhill it passes through cloud forest to semi-tropical rainforest. It is available to trek in 2 or 3 days and an English-speaking guide can be available upon request.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION In our Offices in La Paz or pick up in your hotel/hostel in near site
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 6:50 AM for a prompt departure at 7:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 18:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Pickup from your hotel / hostel in central La Paz 7am aprox
Private transportation to beginning of trek (Ventilla) from La Paz Shared transportation from end of Trek back to La Paz
Camping fees Trekking Guide – Spanish speaking
Meals during trek Camping Equipment – tent, mattress
Sleeping bag – can be rented for 30Bs for 2 days or 50Bs for 3 days (pay on first morning but let us know in advance)
Poles – can also be rented for 50 Bs Travel Insurance – recommended
Sunglasses Sun cream

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.


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.


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 40 usd$ per day.

Each porter can carry one backpack of up to 50L in size. You will need to choose the correct porter option in the Port Dropdox choice box below.

Day 1

La Paz to Challapampa – Mountains and Inca Paving

We pick you up around 7am from your central La Paz hotel or hostel and we drive to the village of Ventilla, passing by wonderful views of Illimani mountain along the way, then we will go up to the place known as San Francisco mine From here we start our trek with a steep uphill walk that takes 1 to 2 hours. At the top we find a good view of the valley below and shortly after some oncredibly well preserved inca paving.We trek downwards through the mountain scenery for around 3 hours until we reach the village of Takesi. The village is an anceint village unchanged for centuries and mainly home to llama and alpaca herders. We continue on a little past the village to our camp site for the evening.
Day 2

Challapampa to San Francisco – Cloud Forest Views

Today is a long day so we get up early and have breakfast before setting off on our trek again. We are continuing mostly downhill and as we descend the valleys become more tropical and lush , we pass and cross rivers and have some amazing views in the lower valleys. It will take all day to reach the mining village of Chollija were we end our trek and take our private transport back to La Paz.
Day 3

San Francisco to Coroico – Semi Tropical Jungle Trails

If you choose to do this trek over three days the route will be the same but with shorter days and we finish at Yanacachi instead of Chollija. Yanacachi is a charming little village with an old church and much nicer than Chollija, although a little further along the road about 1 hour more walking.

The route would be as follows:

Day 1 – Ventilla to Takesi

Day 2 – Takesi to Kakapi

Day 3 – Kakapi to Yanacachi

If you wish to do the 3 day route choose the option “3 Day Trek” in the number of days drop down option box in the booking form below this product information page

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews

I did the 3-day Takesi tour this weekend and had the best time! Pascual the guide was very accommodating, helpful and lovely company for the whole trip and the trek is absolutely beautiful – I want to go back already!


Bellos paisajes durante la caminata! Se pueden rentar espacios en un pueblo intermedio y conseguir algunos alimentos. Vale la pena como aventura y trekking!

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