Trek Bolivia 2013
June 9-21, 2013
$1,880 + air fare (5-7 persons)
$1,780 + air fare (8-11 persons)
Bolivia is a largely undiscovered country in South America that features spectacular hiking & climbing, friendly people, and low prices. With this trip, we’ll acclimatize several days on the shore of beautiful Lake Titicaca at the small resort town of Copacabana, including one day to hike on the Island of the Sun (Isla del Sol) in the lake.
We then will trek for 7 days in the Cordillera Real northwest from La Paz, dropping down to 4,900’ on the east side of the Andes before we return to La Paz. We finish our visit with a bus tour to the pre-Inca ruins at Tiwanaku, west of La Paz.
Excellent physical conditioning is needed to do this trip as we will hike daily at or above 12,000’ until the last several days of the trek. On trek, we will cross several passes over 16,000’. Also on trek, we will camp several
nights at 15,000’. The leader will arrange training and team building hikes beginning in early 2013.
Trip cost covers all lodging in Bolivia, all ground transportation, all airport transfers, guided tour to Tiwanaku, food while on trek, all group camping and cooking gear, mountaineering tents (we may take our own), trekking guide, mules or porters when needed, park entry fees & ferry boat rides, Bolivia visa & service fee, contingency, gratuities, most leader expenses, and CMC fee.
Cost does not cover round trip air fare to La Paz, meals in La Paz & Copacabana except as noted, personal gear, trip insurance or in country rescues & medical expenses, indicated shots & personal medications, bar tab, souvenir purchases, baggage fees of any kind, lodging single supplement, lunch in Tiwanaku, any travel in country separate from the CMC trip.
The leader, Steve Bonowski, has led prior CMC trips to Bolivia in 2006 and 2011. To obtain the trip packet, contact Steve via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone calls please.