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Climbing Parinacota Volcano

A 6342-meter peak rises in the Altiplano. That is Parinacota, a volcano disputed by the Chilean and Bolivian borders.

Geographically located in the Bolivian province of Parinacota, in the department of Oruro, this volcano also shares its greatness with the Chilean high plateau. On this side, it is part of Region I, west of Arica and within the Lauca National Park. On the way to the summit of the Parinacota Volcano, you will have to climb a glacier that extends from the 5,200 meters high to the top of the mountain. This glacier will challenge you with slopes between 35° and 50° of altitude change that will force you to use crampons and ice axes. In the spring season you can find some cracks, mostly easy to jump, so it is very important to carry an auxiliary rope (12 to 20 meters), and have the technical knowledge to secure, hoist and knot it. Are you ready for this adrenaline-filled experience? Take a look at all the guided mountain climbing tours we offer at Explore-Share.com.

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Parinacota Volcano

Its approach allows us to know amazing places such as the legendary town of Parinacota, known for its ancient and beautiful church, and Lake Chungara at 4500 meters of altitude. On the way, you will also discover its fabulous fauna, composed of chinchillas, vizcachas, vicuñas and pink flamingos.


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Best time to visit

May to December


Bolivian or Chilean pesos


Because of its location, the mountain is very cold. At night, temperatures range between -14 ° and -24 °

How to get there

It is possible to get Parinacota by public transport. There are bus companies with daily services from different points of Bolivia and Chile

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