Climbing Parinacota & Sajama (6 days) – Bolivian Mountain Guides

Climbing Parinacota & Sajama (6 days)


Parinacota 6.300 m – Sajama 6.542m.

Parinacota. This mountain is part of the western mountain range and is characterized by being a volcanic zone. Within this national park we also find the snow-covered mountain peak. Sajama; At 65042 m, this is the highest mountain in Bolivia and the park hosts several protected flora and fauna, including the llama as Vicuñas, and also hosts Pumas, and others.

Day 1.- Departure from La Paz towards the Sajama National Park. After lunch in the village of Sajama, we will continue by vehicle to the base camp of Parinacota and then we will start our hike to the high camp (5,100 m).

Day 2.- Our ascent begins at 3 am to reach the top at approximately 10.00 am. Then we began our return to the high camp.

Day 3.- After a great breakfast, we return to our base camp, where the vehicle will be waiting for us to take us through the town of Sajama and the Wincurata Valley. From there we start our trek to the base camp of Sajama (4,800 m) located on the west side of the mountain.

Day 4.- After another good breakfast, we will begin our ascent to the Sajama camp at 5,700 m. This ascent lasts approximately 5 hours.

Day 5.- At 2am we will begin our preparations to leave for the summit. The route is a combination of rock and ice and the vast majority of the climb has a slope of 50º. This climb usually takes around seven hours. Our return will take us beyond the high camp and back to the base camp.

Day 6.- After breaking the camp, we will return to the Wincurata valley, from where the vehicle will take us to some nearby thermal baths. After a well-deserved and necessary bath, we will begin our return to La Paz.

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