Absorb the beauty of Bolivia through trekking to its untouched places. Bolivia has villages and communities in some of the most far flung and seemingly inaccessible areas of the Andes. The era of the Inca and pre-Inca saw the creation of trails and routes of communication through many of the valleys and along many of the hillsides in and around La Paz.
These routes make for fascinating treks, since they not only give you the chance to enjoy breathtaking glacial landscapes giving way to barren mountain crags, and in turn to thick, virgin cloud forest, but also to visit communities, many of which for whom time stood still many years ago.You will have the opportunity to see ancient villages, where life still continues as it did 200 hundred ago.
Most of the treks offer the chance to see a variety of ecosystems from the dry Andes, to the humid Yungas, such as El Choro trek. Or follow old Inca and pre-Inca paths that are found all over Bolivia. Go trekking through ancient Inca trails, most popular being the Choros Trail from La Paz to Coroico while the Taquesi Trail is a moderate hike from La Paz. The Illampu Circuit and Trans Cordillera treks offer you the opportunity to walk across the mountain range, providing some amazing views of the area. Or explore the Bolivian Amazon by following the Mapiri Trail, and be amazed by the enormous variety of flora and fauna.
And the best place is western Bolivia's pristine and barely known Cordillera Apolobamba. Situated near the Peruvian border, the region is home to Andean condors, herds of vicunas, endangered speckled bears, and the 65-mile Apolobamba trek, which runs from Curva north across Apolobamba National Park to Pelechuco. So, grab your trekking stuff and explore the rough edges of Bolivia!