|Yunga Cruz Trek|
This trek still has long stretches of pre-Inca paving that connects the villages of Chunavi and Chumlumani, the provincial capital of the South Yungas. It is quite a demanding trek and because of this not often visited by tourists, therefore making it better for wildlife spotting. There are several different routes for this trek, the one detailed below starts in Lambate.
Please check the gear list to see what you will need to bring for the trip.
Day 1: La Paz (3660m) – Lambate (3600m)
We have an early start in the morning from La Paz to drive onto Lambate. We take some winding roads and cross a few passes to reach the small town of Lambate 3 hours driving (LD) Accommodation in the local school
Day 2: Lambate Quircoma (2450m)
Today is our first day of trekking, where we spend most of the time in the open highlands. Cloud usually starts rolling in around the afternoon. As this is the side of the Cordillera with catches the clouds first. 5 7 hours (BLD) camping
Day 3: Quircoma Near to Cerro Yunga Cruz (3700m)
We will spend most of the day traversing high on the ridge, which will give us great views of the surrounding area. Finally we will reach the edge of the cloud forest where we will set up camp. 7 to 8 hours. (BLD) camping
Day 4: Near Cerro Yunga Cruz – Cerro Astillero (2200m)
We will pass Cerro Yunga Cruz at the start of the day and continue on towards Cerro Astillero. The route will become increasingly forested throughout the day, but will be mainly downhill.
Day 5: Cerro Astillero – Chulumani (1700m)
This is a long and occasionally steep descent through increasingly populated countryside before reaching Chulumani.
Day 6: Chulumani La Paz
Our transport would have arrived the day before. We can have a look around the village of Chulamani before heading back to La Paz. Along the way we pass lots of coca fields, as this is one of the largest are in Bolivia for coca. The valleys around are very fertile for growing all types of fruit.
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