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10-day Atacama trek and climb to Licancabur

Get ready for a true Andean adventure with a certified mountain guide. Discover the amazing Atacama highlands and the unique Licancabur volcano!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration10 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


This fantastic itinerary across the Atacama highlands, all the way up to the summit of the Licancabur volcano, is a must for all mountaineers. Over these 10 days, I will guide you across unique landscapes along the broad area between Chile and Bolivia. A true South-American tour!

Some of the highlights of this program are the beautiful Chilean village of Copiapó, the Laguna Verde area in the Bolivian Potosí, and the ascent to the Licancabur Summit.

This Andean program includes four days designed for a better acclimatization around Laguna Verde. Some of the special acclimatization tours are the ascent to, or tour around, Laguna Verde (4,350 m), and the ascent of Mt Mulas Muertas (5,910 m / 19,390 ft).

The ascent to the Licancabur Summit (5,960 m / 19,553 ft) is particularly special. This volcano is located towering above Laguna Verde in the Southwest Bolivian Altiplano. The crate at its summit is considered one of the highest lakes in the world. Its altitude and impressive character make it a memorable climb.

Take a look at the detailed itinerary for this Andean program below.

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Day 1: Copiapó - Laguna Verde

Day 2: Laguna Verde - Acclimatization

Day 3: Laguna Verde - Acclimatization

Day 4: Laguna Verde - Acclimatization

Several acclimatization activities are possible:
– Go around Laguna Verde (between 4 and 7 hours)
– Ascent to the Laguna verde hill
– Ascent to the Mulas Muertas hill

Day 5: Laguna Verde - Refugio Atacama

Day 6: Refuge Atacama - Acclimatization

Day 7: Refuge Atacama - Refuge Tejos - Refuge Atacama

Day 8: Refuge Atacama - Refuge Tejos

Day 9: Refuge Tejos - Licancabur Summit - Refuge Atacama or Laguna Verde

  • Ascent to the Licancabur Summit (5,960 m / 19,553 ft)

Day 10: Refuge Atacama or Laguna Verde - Copiapó

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