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Climbing Licancabur Volcano

At 5920 meters in height, an almost perfect cone is reflected over the Laguna Verde. It is the Licancabur Volcano, a snow-capped jewel disputed by Bolivia and Chile, in the heart of the Andes.

The ascent to the Licancabur Volcano takes place through paths full of loose stones and implies an important altitude change. It is necessary to have good physical condition and technical experience. It can be done in 2 days, with an acclimatization in the Juriques Volcano (Bolivia), and a warm up trek in the beautiful Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde. The next day, you will enjoy a magical sunrise as you continue your way to the summit.

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Licancabur Volcano

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.


Good to know:

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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Licancabur Volcano:

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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