WATERFALL ROUTE - BONGARA VALLEY
6D/5N - San Pablo de Valera - San Carlos – Chinata – Pabellón- Shazuta - Source of Yumbilla Waterfall - Source of Chinata Waterfall - Source of Gocta Waterfall - San Pablo de Valera
GRADING A/B SEASONAll year round PROGRAM 6 days / 5 nights ACTIVITY Trekking / Horseback-ridingDAYLOCATION MINIMUM ALTITUDE MAXIMUN ALTITUDE CAMPING ALTITUDE DISTANCE TIME METERS FEET METERS FEET METERS FEET KM. TOTAL HS 1 Achamaqui - San Pablo de Valera 2000 6560 2000 6560 - - - 2 San Pablo de Valera - San Carlos 1900 6232 2000 6560 1900 6232 635 6 3 San Carlos - Chinata - Pabellon - Shazuta 1800 5904 2090 6855 2090 6855 2 3 4 Shazuta - Pata Diablo - Medio Cerro - Catarata Cristal - - Naciente de la catarata Yumbilla 2050 6724 2200 7216 2200 7216 3 3 5 Naciente de la catarata Yumbilla - Naciente de la catarata Chinata (Parte alta de San Pablo) 2200 7216 3000 9840 3000 9840 12 6 6 Parte alta de San Pablo - Naciente de la catarata Gocta - San Pablo de Valera 1800 5904 3000 9840 - - 12 8
Day 1: SAN PABLO DE VALERA | INC: B/L/D
We will start our trip visiting San Pablo de Valera at 2000 m.a.s.l., from where we will start our hike or horseback ride to Gocta waterfalls (2 hours 15 minutes). Along the way we will enjoy the diverse flora and fauna, and a spectacular view of the waterfall. The Gocta waterfall locally known as "The Chorrera", 771 m. tall. is the perfect habitat for toucans, monkeys, and the Andean cock-of-the-rock. Around this waterfall there are 20 more waterfalls. Overnight stay in San Pablo de Valera (Camping).
Day 2: SAN PABLO DE VALERA/ SAN CARLOS | INC: B/L/D
After breakfast, we will begin our walk or horseback ride to the picturesque village of San Carlos (approximately 6 hours), we will go through pre - Inca roads and pass a very well-known and emblematic stone bridge made by Cacique Pantoja, at the beginning of the 19th century, during La Serna vice royalty. San Carlos is at 1,900 m.a.s.l. From there, you can appreciate 4 out of 5 waterfalls that are part of Chinata waterfall. Overnight stay in San Carlos (Camping).
Day 3: SAN CARLOS/ CHINATA/ PABELLON/ SHAZUTA | INC: B/L/D
After breakfast, we will go to Chinata Waterfall (1800 m.a.s.l.) (2 hour trip), which consists of 5 spectacular waterfalls. From this point on, we will continue the tour only on foot, with the assistance of carriers, in order to preserve the trail towards the other waterfalls, and because it is determined by the community of Cuispes. Then we will go to Pavilion waterfall, at 1900 m.a.s.l. We will walk approximately 2 hours down a steep path; it has some difficult but safe stretches. Then we will go to Shazuta sector, which is Yumbilla base camp, an area located at 2090 m.a.s.l. (30 min. walk), and approximately 800 meters. Camping in Shazuta.
Day 4: SHAZUTA/ PATA DIABLO/ MEDIO CERRO/ CRISTAL WATERFALL/ YUMBILLA/ SHAZUTA/ CUISPES/ ACHAMAQUI O CHACHAPOYAS | INC: B/L/D
After breakfast, we will begin our walk towards Yumbilla waterfall (1.5 hr. walk) We will go up by Pata Diablo and Mirador sector for 30 minutes and 2 km. In these trips, schedules will be estimated according to the visitors' pace and the time they spend enjoying the landscape and the beauty of the area. From Mirador to Medio Cerro (2050 m.a.s.l.) we will hike up 50 minutes in a firm footpath. From this place we will walk for another 15 minutes until reaching Cristal waterfalls (2060 m.a.s.l.). The route is 500 mts. From this point to the 1st waterfall of the Yumbilla Waterfall (2,200 m.a.s.l.) it takes 25 minutes, going up and down. And it is a 800mt hike to the 2nd waterfall, which is a 45 min. descent. On our way, we will have time to enjoy the landscape and the waterfalls while having a great lunch box. Camping in San Francisco Cavern Source of Yumbilla waterfall)
Day 5: SOURCE OF YUMBILLA WATERFALL TO THE SOURCE OF CHINATA WATERFALL/ UPPER PART OF SAN PABLO: B/L/D
In the morning, we will go to the source of Chinata waterfall, home of the Spectacled Bear, which could be seen if we are lucky. We will get to the top of the waterfall, in San Pablo area. The trail has ups and downs, and some difficult paths, it will take us, approximately, 6 hrs. trekking 12 km. The highest altitude is 3000 m.a.s.l. Camping in the upper part of San Pablo, near the source of the waterfall.
Day 6: UPPER PART OF SAN PABLO/ SOURCE OF GOCTA WATERFALL/ SAN PABLO DE VALERA | INC: B/L
Early in the morning, we will be headed to the source of Gocta waterfall (1800 m.a.s.l.), we will walk down a steep trail of 12 km. , which will take us approximately 8hs. Back to the hotel.
Price includes: Camping equipment:
- Cooking equipment:
- Guiding tour in English
- Horses and muleteers
- All food included during the tours
- Ground transportation to the starting point of the walk.
Price does not include:
- Personal equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Personal expenses
*If you need a guided tour in other languages, please ask in advance to make a reservation. Up to 10 people per group.
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