Trekking in Bolivia in January or February?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 11, 2012 6:42 AM Last Post By: Threeshire
Oct 10, 2012 1:58 PM
Trekking in Bolivia in January or February?Hi I will be traveling in in Bolivia in January and February and would like to do some trekking if possible. I know these months are in the wet season, but this is the only time I have to explore Bolivia. Can anyone let me know what kind of kind of conditions I can expect on the following routes? Are these routes even passable at this time? I would like to try and trek in the Cordillera Quimsa Cruz between Mina Viloco and Mina Caracoles, the El Choro trek between La Cumbre and Chairo, the Yunga-Cruz trek between Chunavi and Chulumani, and the Trans-Cordillera route from Sorata to Laguna Sistana, Laguna Sistana to Huayna Potosi, and Huayna Potosi to Illimani. Thanks so much for your advice!!!
Oct 10, 2012 4:19 PM
1It's the worst time even, I wouldn't even attempt to try something serious. Wet season is not really uniformed, November or even December can still be ok, but your timing is very bad. It's 2 worst months
How about going to Patagonia instead? It would be perfect weather down there...
Oct 10, 2012 7:16 PM
2In normal conditions the worst time of year for trekking, though if rainy season is late January might be possible. Roads into Quimsa Cruz will be bad if not impassable and any treks into the Yungas will be a sodden mudbath, Takesi and Choro are doable but you wont see much, forget Yunga Cruz. You can do some easier treks around Huayna Potosi and Condoriri if you are prepared for conditions, though they will probably not be that enjoyable. If you can only be in Bolivia look at going to Sajama, or across the Chile border into Lauca Nat Park or hikes in the San Pedro de Atacama region. Those regions are a lot drier and easier to visit all year round.
Oct 11, 2012 6:42 AM
3"The worst time" for trekking in Bolivia. I agree 100%. It will not be fun, and the views will be closed in with clouds or mist most of the time.
Sjama might be a bit drier, but even so when I was there in late-December a couple of years back it was cloudy and drizzling, so we left a day early.
In short, if you want to come to Bolivia to trek, don´t come in Jan-Feb. If you want to trek in Jan-Feb, go somewhere else.
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