Copiapo is a quiet miner town in the north of Chile, lying on the southern edge of the Atacama Desert. There are many interesting natural attractions in the surroundings, from the turquoise waters of Bahia Inglesa to the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park. Copiapo is also the starting point for mountain ascents to Ojos del Salado (6,891 m), the highest volcano in the world and the second highest summit in South America, after Aconcagua. Expeditions to Ojos del Salado usually take around two weeks. The ascent is not technically demanding, though you need to have a strong physical conditions to face altitude an weather conditions. The best time for climbing this amazing volcano is between December and March. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.
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