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Mountain Climbing in Lauca National Park: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Explore this spectacularly beautiful mountainous region on foot on your next mountain climbing adventure.

The Lauca National Park is located in the Arica y Parinacota Region in Northern Chile and covers around 137,883 hectares of terrain. Within the national park, you’ll find volcanos, lakes, rivers and lots of incredible flora and fauna to take in. It’s also home to many mountains which are excellent for climbing.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Chile

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Lauca National Park?

The two mountain climbing attractions are the twin mountains, Parinacota Volcano which sits at 6342m and its twin, Pomerape which sits at 6282m. These are both simple mountains to climb in that they don’t require any technical climbing. However, there are a few step sections and that together with the altitude can make it tricky for some climbers. If you have a good level of fitness and have done some acclimatization, you should be fine.

Why should I choose Lauca National Park for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Parinacota Volcano

This active volcano is one of two of the Payachata (or twin) mountains, the other being Pomerape. Parinacota is a great mountain to climb, it’s not technically difficult but requires a lot of stamina. It’s also beautiful to look at with its almost perfect cone shape.

Lake Chungará

You cannot visit the national park without making a trip to Lake Chungará. At an altitude of 4,517 meters, It’s one of the highest lakes in the world. It’s also home to excellent wildlife like the Chilean Flamingo and Condors. Plus, it has many diverse and exotic plant species.

**Natural beauty **

This national park has been declared a biosphere and it’s not hard to see why. From beautiful lagoons to imposing mountains, there is a lot of natural beauty to admire. Plus, there is a fantastic flora and fauna to explore that excludes over 130 species of bird.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Lauca National Park?

The national park has a desert climate with temperatures averaging 20 degrees celsius during the day and in the minuses during the night. The weather in the mountains in considerably colder.

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What currency is accepted around Lauca National Park?

Chilean Peso

How can I get to Lauca National Park?

Fly to the city of Arica from Santiago International Airport or drive there from La Paz in Bolivia. From Arica take a short drive to the national park.

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When is the best time to travel to Lauca National Park for Mountain Climbing?

Between October to May.

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