Choro trek

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April 21st 2013
Published: May 15th 2013
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Hi all,

Long time... so here is the story of the Choro trek... After renting all our camping equipment from La Paz we set off on a 71Kms journey over 3 days. Choro starts from near La Cumbre at 4800 to end up at 1800 - making its way through Cordillera Real from dramatic altiplanos sceneries to quickly descent into immense valleys with dense vegetation. Although it sounds like a straight walk down it's not as it sounds - Choro is a lot of going up and just a bit more of going down 😊

What made this trek so enjoyable was the fact that only us and 4 other trekkers shared the route while we were there which meant we were able to appreciate and take in the immensity of the sceneries we witnessed as well as being able to enjoy our evening in the camps as remote as they can be.

Having been somewhat warned that this trek should not be done on our own (for safety reasons apparently) the people we met on our first day were all very welcoming, shortly after we started we were asked by an old lady some painkillers for her headache which we gladly did and went on with the walking.

edit: I have not had time to finish this post but will submit anyway as I'm quite far behind. I'll just mention what was for me one of the highlights from the trek, meeting an 81 year old Japanese exile who 55 years ago made his way all the way from his home country to south America, by Sea ! not only he remembers it all very well but keeps accurate drawings of the world and country maps - the accuracy at which he is able to describe the history of most countries and name cities etc is quite simply remarkable. Check out the drawing of the world map showing his journey back few decades ago...

Off to do the Salkantay. Speak soon xxx

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Gran Ma's crewGran Ma's crew
Gran Ma's crew

Leaving us after the painkiller
Llamas relaxing...Llamas relaxing...
Llamas relaxing...

as you would in this environment
Llamas playing footballLlamas playing football
Llamas playing football

Carmen and I lost 3-0 even though one of the Llamas was sent off for spitting....
Preparing a hot beveragePreparing a hot beverage
Preparing a hot beverage

To recover from the walk

Tot: 2.306s; Tpl: 0.056s; cc: 15; qc: 64; dbt: 0.0685s; 2; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 1.4mb