Climbing Parinacota & Sajama (6 days)
Parinacota (6.360 m) – Sajama (6.542 m).
Parinacota (6,360 m.), This mountain is part of the western mountain range and is characterized by being a volcanic area. Within this national park we also find the peak of the snowy mountain. Sajama (6,542 m.), This is the highest mountain in Bolivia and the park is home to several species of protected flora and fauna, including llamas such as Vicuñas and also houses Pumas, among others.
Day 1.- LA PAZ – SAJAMA
We depart early in the morning towards Sajama National Park, the journey takes approximately 4 hours. We set up in the town of Sajama, and in the evening take a short walk around the surroundings of the town.
Day 2.- SAJAMA – SUMMIT PARINACOTA – SAJAMA
Very early and after breakfast, we leave by vehicle (4×4) towards the High Camp of Parinacota (5,200 m.). From this place, we start the ascent to the summit of Parinacota (6,360 m.), the ascent takes approximately 6 hours, the return is along the same route, first to the high camp and then by vehicle to the town of Sajama.
Day 3.- SAJAMA – WINCURATA – SAJAMA BASE CAMP
We depart from the town at 10 am, first we head to the place known as Wincurata and continue through the valley until we reach the Sajama Base Camp (4,820 m.), this journey takes 3 hours.
Day 4.- CAMPO BASE – SAJAMA HIGH CAMP (5.700 m.)
At around 9 am, we will start our ascent to the high camp, which takes approximately 5 hours. The carriers will assist us in transporting all the technical equipment we need for the climb.
Day 5.- HIGH CAMP – SAJAMA SUMMIT (6,542 m) – RETURN TO BASE CAMP.
We start the ascent at 2:00 am, with a first part with a steep slope and a mixed traverse, then the terrain maintains a slope of about 50 degrees until the final part. The summit is a huge plateau. We return the same way to the high camp and then continue to the base camp.
Day 6.-BASE CAMP – SAJAMA – RETURN TO LA PAZ.
At 9:00 am, we start the descent to Wincurata where the vehicle is waiting for us. First we will take a bath in the hot springs and then return to the city of La Paz.