Pacha Trek Biocultural: Bolivia Hiking Tour: Discover Local Culture Along the Pacha Trek

Bolivia Hiking Tour: Discover Local Culture Along the Pacha Trek

La Paz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Pacha Trek Biocultural

Non-profit organization

3 days/2 nights
From$142 USDper person

Pacha Trek is a non-profit organization that allows travelers to spend quality time with the Kallawaya, the indigenous people of Bolivia, by supporting community development, environmental education, cultural preservation, and touring services.

Tour Highlights

  • Live with the Kallawaya and support community development.
  • Set your eyes on the beautiful Andean landscapes as you hike along its trails.
  • Sit down with several locals and feast on their traditional meals.

Tour revenue will be invested in communities in need, contributing to the ecosystem of ANMIN Apolobamba/Charazani Municipal, strengthening the Kallawaya culture, and strengthening local capacities of the Pacha Trek communities.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Friday - Sunday from March - November

  • Start Time

    6 AM

  • Duration

    3 days/2 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Students, Professionals

  • Languages

    Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 8

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Hat, Sunscreen lotion, Binoculars, Comfortable shoes for walking, Water, Sunglasses, Headlamp/flashlight, Camera, Sleeping bags

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Day 1
6:00 AM – Meet at the Obelisk in front of the post office and depart for Qutapampa.
7:30 AM – Enjoy breakfast in Achacachi. Restrooms will be available for your use.
9:00 AM – Break at the Sisasani Lookout for a spectacular view of “El Lago Sagrado Titicaca” – a scenic lake.
11:00 AM – Enjoy a nourishing snack.
1:00 PM – Arrive at Qutapampa for lunch, a visit to a local museum, and a quick exploration of the community outskirts.
2:00 PM – Begin your trek from Qutapampa to Caluyo. Visit the “Laguna Suracocha” – a lovely lagoon – and participate in traditional bird spotting. Enjoy a short rest in the small town
of Ch´alla a la Pachamama.
5:00 PM – Arrive at the Caluyo community and explore a local museum and artisanal souvenir shops.
6:30 PM – Dine in Caluyo and learn about Kallawayas tradition – here, you will even have the opportunity to participate in a sacred Kallawayan ceremony.
9:30 PM – Spend the night at a lodge in Caluyo.

Day 2
6:30 AM – Enjoy breakfast in Caluyo.
7:30 AM – Hike through Caluyo to an archeological site Chullpapata and arrive there for a snack and refreshments.
12:00 PM – Eat lunch in Chacarapi.
1:00 PM – Continue your hike through several towns such as Chacarapi and Janalaya, ultimately arriving at Chari.
4:00 PM – Visit sacred locations and participate in a ritual offering to Mother Earth in Chari.
5:30 PM – Participate in an artisanal sewing workshop in Chari.
7:00 PM – Enjoy a traditional Chari dinner and spend the night.

Day 3
5:30 AM – Eat breakfast in Chari.
6:30 AM – Hike along the trail to Charazani.
8:30 AM – Enjoy hot springs in Charazani and trek through the local town.
11:30 AM – Eat lunch in Charazani
12:30 PM – Depart back to La Paz.

Tour includes:
- Lodging: 2 nights in hostels in Caluyo and Chari
- Local guide
- Baggage transport by donkey and llama
- Meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Traditional ceremony in Kallawaya
- Entrance to Charazani hot springs
- Sewing workshop.
- Private transport from La Paz to Qutapampa and from Charazani to La Paz

Tour Start Address

Obelisk Square (Plaza del Obelisco), Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue, La Paz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

How To Get There

The meeting point is the tomb of the unknown soldier at Obelisk Square, in front of the post office. A guide will meet you there between 5:45 - 6 AM.

Pick-up transportation is also available for guests staying within the city center.

More About Pacha Trek Biocultural

Mission

To provide comprehensive services of excellent quality, taking advantage of the natural attractions and culture that's in the ANMIN Apolobamba area.

Main Programs

  • Water and fish farming resources

  • Animal program

  • Environmental education program

Awards & Recognition

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