Climbing

Acotango-Parinacota-Sajama (7 days)

Day 1.- La Paz – Sajama national Park (4.270 m.)

Departure from La Paz by private vehicle to reach after four hours, the Sajama National Park, in the afternoon a short walk.

We spent the night in a shelter.

Day 2.- Sajama Town – Chachacomani – acotango (6.058 m.)

From Sajama town we make our way by vehicle to Chachacomani; little town near the base of the Acotango, immediately we take the mining route on the “Quebrada del Cóndor Jipiña” (4800m), from there we climb to the summit of the Acotango mountain in approximately 6 or 7 hours. Return to Sajama town after the ascent.

Day 3.- Sajama – Parinacota (6.348 m).

From the refuge, after breakfast we start 02:00 a.m. by car to Alto Parinacota Camp. Then we started the ascension (03:00 a.m.) arriving at the Summit at approximately 10 a.m.

We then begin our return to the high camp of here we continue to the town of Sajama where we will spend the night.

Day 4.- Sajama – Base Camp Sajama.

From there we begin our trek to the Sajama base camp (4,800m) located on the west face of the mountain.

Day 5.- Base Camp – High camp Sajama (5.750 m.).

After another good breakfast we will begin our ascent to the Sajama high camp at 5,700m. This ascent takes approximately 5 hours.

Day 6.- High Camp – Summit Sajama (6542 m.) – Base camp.

At 2:00 am we will begin our preparations to depart for the summit. The route is a combination of rock and ice and the large majority of the ascent has a gradient of 50º. This climb generally takes around seven hours. Our return will take us past the high camp and back to base camp.

Day 7.- Base Camp – Sajama – Return to La Paz.

After breaking camp we will return to the valley of Wincurata from which the vehicle will take us to some nearby thermal baths. After a well deserved and needed bath, we will begin our return to La Paz.

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