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Can be dangerous during rainy season

When we asked information about the Takesi trek in La Paz, nobody told us that it could be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paris, France
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Beautiful trek, but tons of garbage at the camping spots, shame!

I did the trek in combo with Palca canyon walk. First night I spend in a tent just outside of... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Arsen K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we asked information about the Takesi trek in La Paz, nobody told us that it could be dangerous because of the rain. But in February, it is! The path was completely under the water and there was "caidas de piedras"! There is no more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank apmtravel
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I did the trek in combo with Palca canyon walk. First night I spend in a tent just outside of Ventinilla - freezing cold. Second day really hard climb 10km with 950m of vertical difference, and then 5km more of descending. There is open entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arsen K
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We did the Takesi trail in three days and would surely recommend it. The first day is the hardest (crossing the pass), so we would suggest to prepare and work on your walking condition on forehand. Of course, it was snowing the whole day when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GriSam666
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Ventilla - Takesi (day 1) - Kacapi (day 2) - Yanacocha (day 3) ​1. Transportation You can find the bus to Palca / Ventilla in La Paz at the intersection of Romualdo Herrera and Benancio Burgoa. Ask the driver to leave you in Ventilla (1.5h,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank esjuuy
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Gravity Bolivia coordinated a day ride out here for me. This place was like traveling through three different continents. Not only was the terrain spectacular, but so were the local villagers in Takesi. Ride hard and look out for the llamas!

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Stefan R
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Our school takes students on this trail each year. Wear waterproof hiking boots that are already broken in. A water proof jacket. Coverage for ears and hands because weather is unpredictable (cold, windy, rain, hail, etc.). Include a mat in your items - which will...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank trinamom04
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Doing Machu Pichu Trail costs a lot of money. Here you get a spectacular and little known train from 4000 m down to 1000 m, and all you need is a tent and some food. Its easy to find your way. If you are fit,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank martes2016
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We inherit an awesome trail network from the Incas. One of these, probably the shortest in La Paz is the Takesi. If you are starting you can doit in three days, camping and enjoying different weathers. If you want to do it quickly you can...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Abi B
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We did the trail in 4 days 3 nights, loaded with camping gear. Two solutions to ease the climb if you carry a lot of weight: ask to the micro to be dropped after Choquekhota at the river, you will save 1 hour climb, or...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jim0ntheway
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The Trail is beautiful!! We made it with bad weather, snow at the pass and rain down the valleys. The trail gets very slippery, so plan in more time on rainy days. We made it in two days, we camped in kapaci and got to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Matt R
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