Leaving La Paz, we travel by private transport, ascending up to La Cumbre (1 hour), the starting point of El Choro trek and the highest point on the La Paz-Coroico Highway at 4,725m.
The Choro trek is along mainly paved stone trails that date back to pre-Inca times and that were used to transport food and other goods from the lower subtropical Yungas region to the larger towns and cities in the mountains.
The trek begins in La Cumbre, high up in the snow-capped mountains, and from there climbs up to the summit of Chucura (1 hour - 4,850 m/15,900 ft). There is then a downhill decent along a well-preserved pre-Inca trail, through an impressive valley setting of the Cordillera Real, surrounded by coca leaf plantations and waterfalls as we head towards the more humid Yungas region. After passing through the Indian village of Chucura (3,600 m - 3 hours) we reach the village of Challapampa where the first camp will be set up (2,800 m/9,184 ft. - 2 hours). The vegetation here is green as we are now in amongst the rainforest.
Lunch and dinner are included, and we overnight in tents.