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Mountain Climbing in Atacama

Discover the wild landscapes and massive mountains in this remote corner of the world!

Come to the Atacama desert in between Chile and Bolivia for a truly unique mountain climbing experience. Ascend snow-covered peaks towering more than 6.000 meters high as well as smaller volcanoes jutting out of the desert! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Atacama. The mountains are calling!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Torrey Hata

5.00

October, 2022

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

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Karl Trellinger

3.00

January, 2022

Expedition to Ojos del Salado Volcano

It has been difficult for me as the one group member who did not speak Spanish fluently to be and feel included, as most group conversations happened - understandably - in Spanish. Very fortunately, two fellow climbers spoke English very well, which was very important to exchange information and have good conversations in general. I recommend to non-Spanish speaking climbers to either join a trip like that with a friend or learn to speak Spanish very well. I can get through while traveling in South America with my rudimentary Spanish, but it is insufficient for me to follow or participate in Spanish spoken conversations.

Tomcik Christopher

5.00

February, 2021

Ojos del Salado, 9-day Ascent in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Hey, So I had a great time on this journey in the Atacama desert and up the the Ojos del Salado. Looking forward for other adventures of this kind :)

Peter Krysta

5.00

January, 2020

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

Lautaro did a truely amazing job!!!!

Biff Palmer

2.00

January, 2020

Expedition to Ojos del Salado Volcano

We loved Gaston - he was very nice - BUT - one of the team members was not prepared - at all - for this type of climb which significantly hampered the performance of the other team members. I would STRONGLY encourage a stronger process of weeding out those who have no business signing up for such a climb - I will admit, my entire experience was 'ruined' because of the weak climber - we had to take long, long, long breaks in order for her to catch up making the rest of us extremely cold - it was so unfortunate - additionally, I would suggest a higher hiker to guide ratio - since we were required to carry our own gear to the high camp - and one of the members was not strong enough to pull their own weight - this added additional burden to the other climbers! I am so frustrated that due to the lack of training, responsibility, and knowledge of one climber it ruined the entire experience for the rest of us!

Peter Seibt

5.00

November, 2019

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Chris

5.00

November, 2019

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Suzanne Foster

5.00

May, 2019

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

Christian was an amazing guide and made sure everyone was safe and looked after. It was an awesome experience.

Jerry Bierbower

5.00

February, 2019

14-Day Ojos del Salado (6898m) ascent with acclimatization

You People there at Explore have really put a great trip together. I don,t know how you could improve on this. Thanks forgiving me the chance to experience Chile!

Tomasz

4.00

January, 2019

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

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Nels Pederson

5.00

January, 2019

Expedition to Ojos del Salado Volcano

We had an incredible time on our trip! Gaston was amazing, and we were very fortunate to have him as our guide. He has spent a lifetime hiking in Chile, and it reflected in his planning and preparation for the trip. With his help we were able to push to the top, and make awesome memories along the way!

J.T. Mc Grath

5.00

November, 2018

Ascent to Licancabur – San Pedro de Atacama

Awesome climb!!

Wolff

1.00

May, 2018

10-day Atacama trek and climb to Licancabur

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.

Anonymous

5.00

April, 2018

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

A+++ fantastic guide, very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you Cristian for a memorable day!

Erik Tschudi Madsen

5.00

November, 2017

Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

Are you up for a rewarding adventure - go for the Lascar Volcano. Our very experienced guide Christian Fernandez made sure everything was in place for a great experience, from safe driving to making breakfast to setting a good pace for reaching the top without being too affected by the altitude. Stunning views and a great sense of accomplishment, our thanks to Christian and explore-share.com for a truly memorable hike. Best regards, Erik (37) and Christopher (30), Norway

Malcolm

5.00

February, 2017

Expedition to Ojos del Salado Volcano

I recommend Gaston as an example of a first rate mountain guide. Very attentive to his clients and an excellent chef. I have never been so well looked after on an expedition. Thank you all very much.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Chile

The Atacama is an astoundingly beautiful place. The unique colours and shapes of the desert are eye catching and entrancing,. While the snow capped mountains and volcanoes of the andes are beckoning to be climbed. Every which way you go, the views are varied and sublime.

 

Good to know:

Language:

Spanish

Best time to climb:

May to October

Country Code:

+56 (Chile) & +591 (Bolivia)

Currency:

Chilean peso (CLP) & Boliviano (BOB)

How to get there:

Any trip to Atacama begins with a flight into the international airport in Santiago de Chile (SCL). From here, you will fly into El Loa Airport (CJC) and transfer by bus to San Pedro de Atacama

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, the average daily temperatures in the Atacama region are around 15 ºC to 20 ºC in the day and drop to around freezing at night. Temperatures decrease as you gain elevation. Rain almost never falls here

More info about Mountain Climbing in Atacama:

Sprawling across northern Chile as well as going into Bolivia and Peru, the Atacama desert is a great mountain climbing destination. Witner (June to September) is the best time to come as the temperatures are not oppressively hot, but most guides offer trips year-round. In addition to the aforementioned peaks, there are many others that are just beckoning to intrepid climbers. Among the most popular around the small city of San Pedro de Atacama are Sairecabur (5.971 meters) and Volcan Lascar (5.592 meters). Over on the Bolivian side of the border, even farther north is Sajama National Park. In addition to being home to Nevado Sajama, the park is full of other incredible peaks to climb as well. Taking a week or more to see them all is highly recommended

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