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Mountain Climbing in Oruro: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Bolivia

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Bolivia?

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!

Why should I choose Bolivia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Lake Poopó

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.

The highest volcano in the country

Sajama (6542 m) is the highest volcano in Bolivia and is located in Oruro. It is a natural border with the neighboring country of Chile. It is part of the western Andes and its hillsides are inhabited by queñua, forming a wide open forest, which is considered one of the highest forests in the world.

Llama sausage

If you come to Oruro you should eat llama sausage at Plaza de la Ranchería. It is a tasty and very spicy sausage made with llama meat. It is usually served in sandwiches or plated with salad. In addition, it is quite cheap, so it is a perfect option to have lunch in our day visiting Oruro.

How can I get to Bolivia?

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.

When is the best time to travel to Bolivia for Mountain Climbing?

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

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What people are saying about Mountain Climbing |



Jose Callisaya is perfect quide!



Jaime and his family are very amiable and friendly people. The tour was very well organized and everything exceeded my expectations. The food was very delicious and there was always a vegetarian option if necessary. Next time I come to Bolivia I will be sure to book a tour with Jaime again, thank you!

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