Climbimg Acotango (2 days)

Volcan Acotango (6.052 m.)

The Acotango (6052 m) is a volcano located on the border between Chile and Bolivia, in the Western Cordillera. Together with the Humarata volcano (5730 m) and the Capurata volcano (5990 m), it forms the Quimsachatas massif, which in Aymara means «Three twins». Its ascent is easy but relatively long.


Day 1. – LA PAZ – SAJAMA.

We depart early in the morning towards Sajama National Park, with the journey lasting approximately 5 hours. We settle in the town of Sajama, and in the afternoon, we take a short walk around the village. With luck, we may visit the hot springs and enjoy a refreshing bath.


From the town of Sajama, we head to Chachacacomani, a small village near the base of Acotango. We immediately begin our ascent via the mining route «Quebrada del Cóndor Jipiña» (4,800 m), reaching 5,400 meters by vehicle.

The ascent to the summit of Acotango takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. On the way back, we head to the town of Tambo Quemado, refuel, and take advantage of a lunch break before embarking on the return journey to the city of La Paz.


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