Takesi Inca Trail is known as one of the most impressively engineered Inca trails. This once very important link between the Andean highlands and the Yungas subtropics remains one of the best paved pre-Colombian paths. The trek is mostly downhill and is one of the shorter Inca trails. We offer this trek as both a more strenuous 2 day trek or as a more leisurely 3 day trek.
Day 1: La Paz to San Francisco Mine to Estancia Takesi
Day 2: Estancia Takesi to Chojlla Mine to La Paz
La Paz to San Francisco Mine to Estancia Takesi
We will pick you up at your hotel in La Paz and proceed by private transport to the San Francisco Mine, where we will begin our trek. Our trek will begin with an uphill section until we reach the 4600 meter pass, an area with impressive Inca paving. From the pass, we will descend to Estancia Takesi, an ancient village home to llama and alpaca herders. We will advance a bit beyond the village to our campsite, where we will have dinner and spend the night in tents. Our total trekking time for the day will be around 4 hours.
Estancia Takesi to Chojlla Mine to La Paz
Our trek today takes us through increasingly lush vegetation as we descend into warmer climes and enjoy denser tropical vegetation alongside the trail. Often walking alongside crystal clear rivers and with views of the lower valleys, we will reach the mining village of Chollja. Our private transport will meet us there for the return trip to La Paz.
Private transportation Round trip.
Meals during the trekking
Camping gear (tent, mattres) Cookware / stove / fuel etc.
To make easier, we prepared a list of essential things to bring for Taquesi 2 day trip:
Note: Personal porter is not included
2 liters of water for the first day of the trek
Backpack with sufficient space to carry your personal belongings and sleeping bag, mattres, tent. (recomended 30 -40 liter capacity).
WE HAVE TO RENT:
Price for this service
5 Dollars Sleeping bag (- 3º c)
5 Dollars Backpack (40 – 50 liter capacity)
65 Dollars Personal porter
– If you take the porter will carry your personal belongings plus sleeping bag, mattres, tent up to a weight limit of 19 kilos. One porter can be shared by 2 or 3 customers.
If you wish to book any rental gear, please let us know when you book the tour.