Bolivia has villages and communities in some of the most far flung and seemingly inaccessible areas of the Andes. The era of the Inca and pre-Inca saw the creation of trails and routes of communication through many of the valleys and along many of the hillsides in and around La Paz.

These routes make for fascinating treks, since they not only give you the chance to enjoy breathtaking glacial landscapes giving way to barren mountain crags, and in turn to thick, virgin cloud forest, but also to visit communities, many of which for whom time stood still many years ago.

The treks that we offer here are not the typical routes you will find in most guidebooks. Whether you plan to use them as a chance to acclimatise before heading for higher ground or just in order to get away from the tourist trail for a while, you had better stock up on camera film...