J.T. Mc Grath
Ascent to Licancabur – San Pedro de Atacama
10-day Atacama trek and climb to Licancabur
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This emerald-colored mirrored lagoon is in the crater of the volcano and has an area of 0.5 hectares and a depth of between 5 and 6 meters. It is the fifth highest lake in the world and is a highlight on the way to the summit.
Best time to visit
During the months of August, September, October, November and December
The climate is desert and there is a marked thermal difference between day and night. The average maximum temperature is 24.5 ºC and the minimum temperature is 17.1ºC
How to get there
You have to fly to Calama or Santiago and from there, to Antofagasta (Chile). You can get to San Pedro de Atacama by car / bus through Route CH-23. For the Licancabur Volcano, you must take the route through the Jama International Passage and then take the dirt road to the border crossing of Bolivia
The mountain is shared by two Andean countries This incredible stratovolcano is located on the border between Bolivia and Chile. More than a third of the northeast slope belongs to Bolivia, from its foot at 4360 m to 5400 meters in height. In Chilean territory, the volcano is located on the north side of the Portezuelo del Cajón Pass and northeast of the Valley of the Moon and San Pedro de Atacama
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