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Takesi Route: an adventure through three ancient ecosystems

From the Takesi pass height to the hot and humid Yungas of La Paz department, this route promises an unforgettable experience. Local residents who manage the ” the Takesi Community Integrated Tourism” project will take you on a trek through pre-Columbian trails that pass through their communities.

The adventure begins in the Choquekota community, located at 4,100 meters above sea level, from there a hike to the Takesi pass located at 4,600 meters above sea level, and the Takesi hill top, which exceeds 5,000 meters above sea level. As you hike on this road, the climate becomes warmer, and you go through towns such as Cacapi, Chojlla and El Valle, until you reach your final destination in Yanacachi and Chawara, in the Yungas region, La Paz department, where the climate is tropical and fairly humid.

The tour also offers gastronomic experiences and agrotourism practices in which the community members share part of their daily life closely with their visitors.

Tourist attractions

  • Archaeological road (cobblestones)
  • Fauna and flora observation
  • Natural landscape and crystal-clear waters beautiful panoramic views.
  • Organic agricultural production crops.

Activities and services

  • Agrotourism: Preparation, planting and harvesting practices. (depending on the season).
  • Experiential gastronomic tourism: Food preparation with visitors.
  • Birdwatching hikes.
  • Fishing experience, depending on the season.
  • Lodging or camping areas for two or three days.

Best time to visit:

• It is recommended to visit the Takesi Route between April and October, November to March is the rainy season therefore there is a high rain probability that can make the trek difficult to some degree.

Way to get there:

  • Public transport from the La Paz city can be used, departing from the Rodriguez market area. Or use private transport to the San Francisco mine detour to start the hike. This hike can be done by yourself or by requesting local guide service.

Essential clothing and accessories:

  • Boots or trekking shoes.
  • Comfortable and reinforced backpack
  • Flashlight
  • A change of clothes, stockings or socks is very important.
  • Cane (optional)
  • Waterproof poncho
  • Bring a snack for the day

Services:

  • Lunch, dinner, and breakfast at the overnight places.
  • All-inclusive packages are available
  • Lodging in Community homes
  • Tents Rental for those who wish to camp

Costs:

  • Lunch Bs 25 ($us 3.5)
  • Dinner Bs 20 ($us 3)
  • Breakfast Bs 20 ($us 3)
  • Lodging Bs 40 ($us 6)
  • Camping fee Bs 7 for Bolivian tourists and Bs 10 for foreigners ($us 1.5)

This content is taken from the “Soy Bolivia” verified guide, prepared in April 2023 with information
provided by organizations and communities involved. This guide is updated annually to ensure its
validity. In order to suggest a community tourism venture, free of charge, you are welcome to send a
WhatsApp message to the number (591) 70079347.

•   Note: Prices are updated to May 2023.

Warning. The images in this guide were provided by representatives of the involved communities, who assured that they use these photographs for the respective promotions of their ventures.

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