- The royal mountain range of the Andes.
- Pico Austria 5300 mts.
There are many ways to learn about and explore the Bolivian territory and one of these is by trekking, which is the best way to discover places, walking where Bolivians walk and walked from pre-Inca times.
Trekking activity d0es not need to be demanding in terms of fitness or experience, though it offers a certain degree of challenge.
For many centuries, cultures that preceded the Incas, developed different route systems with two main objectives: First; the trade through the barter system ,of own food species between regions of the highland villages with the cloud forests or the Amazon. Second; accessibility to the sacred mountains; which according to their vision they are the ancestral spirits that ever walked on earth.
Arriving the Spaniards, they supposed that absolutely all roads and temples were Incas; this is in some cases misunderstood even today , as the Incas could never establish a stronghold on the Bolivian altiplano by the determined opposition of their people known as “Collas lordships” that never accept the Incas as their governors. In this way the Incas become a small chapter in a history that begins with people that emerged earlier at the Andes.
The different routes were developed by people like Chiripas, Wankarani, Tiwanakotas and extended by the Incas, a complex road system, covered approximately 30,000 kilometers. During the colonial times many of these cobblestone roads have been covered with soil to allow horses to go on them instead of llamas and alpacas being used before by local people.
The high passes were used for traveling but the summits were reached only on special dates. The landscape from the summits tell us why they considered them, very special religious places. The dwelling sites of the spirits.
The different routes that we offer cover from the northeast of Lake Titicaca in the Andes of Apolopabamba where we can find the medicine men of the Kallawayas; one of the indigenous people who lived with Tiwanaku and Inca people and to these days their culture is kept alive. The kallawayas are basically medicine doctors but with a full natural vision of the human being.
As we arrive to the Southwest we find the volcanic chain of the Andes. Volcanoes with varying degrees of activity Tunupa ( 5200m ) Acotango ( 6056m ) Licancabur ( 5940m ) Uturuncu ( 6008m ). There; not only we will learn the history of ancient people, but also the geological history of the Cordillera of the Andes, formation Uyuni salt flats and vast flora and fauna species adapted to the desert enviroments , the altitude and freezing temperatures at night.
Day 1 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to Alto cruz pampa, trek to camp of Chachacomani (4460m).
Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek to Jallawaya camp (4624m).
Day 3 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek to Kota thiya camp (4439m).
Day 4 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek to Alkakota lake camp. (4532m)
Day 5 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek to Jurikota lake camp. (4686m)
Day 6 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek to Chiarkota Lake camp. (4676m)
Day 7 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Trek to Botijlaca (3580m) and transport to La Paz