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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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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Licancabur Volcano

What should I know about Mountain Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Licancabur Volcano for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

One of the highest lagoons

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.

**Unique sunrise **

On day 2, at around 4:00 am, the final stage of the ascent begins. You will have the opportunity to see the sunrise, which undoubtedly gives us the best postcards of the day.

Visible from all sides

The Licancabur volcano is omnipresent. It does not matter where you go or look, it is always there. You will even see it watching you if you look through the window of your hotel. Imagine how awesome it will be to have that peak in front of you.

When is the best time to travel to Licancabur Volcano for Mountain Climbing?

During the months of August, September, October, November and December.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Licancabur Volcano?

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 can I get to Licancabur Volcano?

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.

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