Tiwanaku, Lake Titicaca and Coroico (TE05-01-TLC)

Day 5 - Page 1

8:30-13:30 Hike to hill of Uchumachi

After a good breakfast we will depart for half a day hike up to Uchumachi hill which dominates Coroico. According to the local legend, Uchumachi was the birthplace of Pachamama (mother earth). The hike takes about 4-5 hours and is fairly demanding, as it negotiates vertical elevation difference of about 700 m (2300 f). First we will climb up to Calvary and then depart along a path which follows the ridgeline of the Uchumachi hill. The trail passes through different vegetation zones, drier bare grasslands with some bushes, and pockets of humid jungle like forest with low trees and bushes. There are marvellous views from the track. One can appreciate the Cordillera Real, and once at the top one gets the full view the extension of the coka growing in the area.

13:30-15:00 Lunch at Hotel Esmeralda

After the hike, we will enjoy our deserved lunch with spectacular views, and maybe a take a short rest by the pool at a hummock, or a short dip in the pool.

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