Are you looking to hike an Off the Beaten track Inca trail? Then this is a more remote option to hike an original Inca trail! Hike through the famous Palca canyon, crossing some of the most stunning mountains in The Andes. From the higher mountainous regions, descending to the humid and subtropical jungle areas of the Yungas. This trek passes through several biological regions and each different region is blessed with a change of elevation and remote indigenous mountain villages. This trek is called "Camino del Inca" and is one of the Andes' most popular treks. The pre-Inca, Tiwanaku culture used the trail, the Incas themselves and the Spanish, spanning many historical periods. The trail forms an important route through the Cordillera Real of the Andes, connecting the remote highlands to the semi-tropical jungle region of "Las Yungas".
Special features of our 3 day Takesi Inca Trail hike:
Type of Tourism: Trekking, Nature and Ecotourism, Geographical, off the beaten track
Places to Visit: La Paz, Takesi, Pongo
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights.
Type of Service: Group service
Accommodation: Camping on each evening of the trip. We can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered.
We will leave the city of La Paz and head heading towards the Illimani mountain. As we get closer to the mountain, it becomes more and more spectacular. We begin the trek at the San Francisco mine. Then we will make our way over a mountain pass at 4,600 metres elevation. Later in the afternoon, we will arrive at the village of Takesi. This will be our campsite for the evening at 3,700m.
After a hearty breakfast, we begin our descent to Pongo from the village of Takesi. We can see the impressive Quimsa Chata river where we will have our lunch in the Kakapi area from the village. We will continue our hike until we set up camp near the village of Pongo at 2,000m. elevation.
Today we will hike from Pongo to the Chojlla Mine at 2280 m. elevation We will begin with a descent to the River Takesi, taking around two hours, before we climb up to the Chojlla mine run by local co-operatives and where you can still see miners working today! This is where our hike finishes and where our car will be waiting to drive us back to La Paz.