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Mountain Climbing in Oruro

Ascend one of its 6000m peaks and conquer the Andean sky, from where you will understand why the Bolivian altiplano is so sought after by climbers from all over the world.

If you come to Oruro, you will be in one of the highest cities in the world (3735 meters) and surrounded by volcanoes and peaks that exceed 6000 meters in height. In Oruro you will be, literally, touching the sky. This Bolivian region is located between the departments of La Paz and Potosí, only 230 km from Chile. This makes it a very interesting tourist spot for those looking for outdoor programs. Always with the Cordillera de los Andes at your side, here you will find other great points of the Chilean-Bolivian highlands, to continue trying more and more guided mountain climbing programs. Among them, Potosí, Cochabamba or La Paz (Bolivia) or Calama, Arica and Iquique (Chile). Ascents in this area, as in the volcanoes of Sajama, Parinacota or Acotango, require a good level of technical knowledge and good physical preparation. In this type of mountain climbing experience it is recommended to carry out a previous acclimatization due to the altitude of the region.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Travis Greiman

4.00

May, 2022

Nevado Sajama ascent (6542m), Bolivia

Jamie was an excellent guide and went out of his way to make sure everything was organized and went smoothly. He was flexible and worked hard which was particularly needed when my luggage did not arrive in time for the expedition. Thanks to him everything went smoothly. He was experienced on the mountain and went above and beyond both in safety and logistics.

Vambola Sipelgas

5.00

April, 2021

Nevado Sajama 5-Day Guided Ascent

Jose Callisaya is perfect quide!

Arnaud Picard

4.00

May, 2017

Ascent to Nevado Sajama, 6548m

Jenaro was not my guide for this trip even if I was not aware of it


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Bolivia

This famous Bolivian lake is located 55 km from Oruro and here is the island of Panza, ideal for a day of fishing after an ascent to its high volcanoes. Nearby live a lot of indigenous families with ancestral customs. The area is considered an ecological reserve due to its diversity of fauna.

 

Good to know:

Language

Spanish

Currency

Bolivian

Best time to visit

All year round, although the best months are October and November

How to get there

Several bus companies connect Oruro with the main cities of Bolivia. From La Paz (Bolivia's capital with connections to all the airports in the world), you have a travel time of approximately 4 hours. There are also buses from Chile and if you prefer the train, you can travel to Oruro from Uyuni or Villazón stations

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Every year in Oruro, one of the most important carnivals in the world takes place. In 2001, Unesco declared the Oruro Carnival as “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”; recognizing the religious and cultural value that it represents. If you are planning your mountain climbing tour in February, do not miss the experience!

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