Trekking Taquesi (2 days)
The Taquesi road takes its name from a hamlet located on the route, it is a road that runs for approximately 45 kilometers, paved during pre-Columbian times, much of which has still remained intact. It should be noted that this route is one of the best preserved today.
This pre-Hispanic route is one of the many that linked the different ecological floors, the high areas, with the warm ones, traveled, since time immemorial, by people who exchanged tropical products with products from the highlands, where the great local cultures settled. They also constituted routes of immigration and conquest.
Day 1 – LA PAZ – SAN FRANCISCO MINE – CACAPI.
We will depart from La Paz towards the city of Choquecota (3,900 m) in a private transportation that will take around two and a half hours, where the porters will be waiting for us. From there, we will start the hike, passing by the San Francisco Mine and an impressive landscape of the Mururata mountain. Then, we will begin ascending until we reach the Apacheta at 4,800 m, where the weather starts to get colder.
We will descend through the mountainous landscape until we reach the village of Takesi, mainly home to llama and alpaca herders. We will continue our journey on a path with abundant vegetation until we reach the community of Cacapi. We will spend the night at this place.
Day 2 – CACAPI – CHOJLLA VILLAGE.
We will wake up early and have breakfast before continuing our hike. We will mainly descend and as we do, the valleys become more tropical and lush, we will cross rivers and have some incredible views in the lower valleys. It will take us all day to reach the mining town of Chollija, where we will finish our hike and take our private transportation back to La Paz.