Bolivian Journeys. Our trek in the Apolobamba will start in the village of Curva at 3,900m and finish in the very remote village of Pelechuco at 3,600m. On the way we cross several high passes and the scenery all along the way is superb. The Apolobamba trail is the most spectacular trek in the Bolivian Andes. You will walk through abandoned Inca and Spaniard mines and near beautiful mountains, many of which have not been climbed yet. The trek is still used by Kallawayas, these were nomad healers who had traveled traditionally with their small bag of mysterious herbs over their shoulders, it is also known that back in the 19th century some of them had even reached Paris and Rome. Nowadays the Kallawayas are the most prestigious native healers and we can still, see them traveling from town to town. The Cordillera APOLOBAMBA is difficult to reach and that is its principle attraction. The trekking takes place between 4,000 and 5,000 meters altitude along the East Side of the Cordillera; we constantly find to our left a series of eternal glaciers, and on the other side deep valleys, which plunge towards the amazon. Our camps are situated in these depressions beside idyllic little streams, and while it is true that certain climbs towards the high passes (between 4,800 and 5100 meters) demand the most of you, the quality of this scenery and its peculiar widely nature compensates all efforts.
- Fantastic trek through unexplored, unmapped and largely uninhabited countryside.
- Less known and less accessible than the Cordillera Real.
- One pass at 5,100 m (16,728 ft).
- The beauty of the mountain scenery equals or even exceeds that of the Cordillera Real.
- Interesting glimpses of Indian life and wildlife.
- The place for truly adventurous hikers.
- NOTE: from Pelechuco you can join us for "The Apolo Trail", a newly opened Inca trail in the Madidi National Park.
- Average fitness.
- Acclimatized and determined people.
- Beginners to experienced climbers.
- Transportation. Bolivian Journeys has a private driver to provide in country transport, thus ensuring our safety and facilitating an independent schedule that does not depend on public transportation.
- Food. We eat high quality meals using fresh local ingredients.
- All group climbing gear.
- Professional mountain guide.
- Meals except while climbing.
- Park fee .
- Gratuities to guides and staff.
- Rescue or medical expenses that may occur during the trip.