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4-day Parinacota Volcano guided ascent

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Come try this 4-day Parinacota Volcano guided ascent. Jenaro, a IFMGA certified guide, will take you up to this perfectly shaped mountain!



4 Days

Apr - Nov


Parinacota Volcano is a perfect and beautiful formation a few hours west from La Paz. It is a relatively easy ascent if you are in good shape, and the effort is totally worth it!.

Parinacota (6384 m) and Pomerape (6282 m) together make the Nevados de Payachatas. And these twin peaks make an amazing structure to look at from far away. But even more awesome is to climb them. So this 4-day Parinacota Volcano guided ascent will allow you to walk through its dazzlings Penitentes.

Also close to the Parinacota Volcano is the highest peak in Bolivia, the Nevado Sajama (6542 m). Since both Nevados are at the Parque Nacional Sajama, in the bolivian border with Chile.

Because of the spectacularity and massive of their formation these two volcanos were thought to be gods by the ancient people who lived in the Andean high plateau.

I'll take you through Parinacota Volcano safely. Because even though it is a technically easy ascent, the snow formations known as Penitentes can make the path unclear to inexperienced visitors. Yet the penitentes are one of the features that make this ascent so beautiful.

 We'll drive for around four hours from La Paz to the small town of Sajama (4400 m). In the way we'll be able to watch the Nevado Sajama and the twin peaks of Payachatas, from a distance which will allow to enjoy their delightful structure. Then I'll transport you to the Payachatas Base Camp (4800 m).

Therefore, the next day I'll guide you slowly and enjoying the features. And the next day, after you enjoy this wonderful ascent I'll take you to some hot Springs in Sajama! So you'll be able to relax after the effort. In conclusion, you'll go back to La Paz with an amazing adventure and perfectly relaxed!

So please contact me to try this adventure! And if you're looking for some other hikes in the are, check my other trips: Yunga Cruz Trek](https://www.explore-share.com/trip/yunga-cruz-trekking-inca-trail/) or [Huayna Potosi Climb.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

Price details

Not included: accommodation in La Paz.

Accommodation in the mountain and equipment are included.


Day 1: Transfer and arrival

Transfer from La Paz to Sajama (4400 m). Transfer to Payachatas Base Camp (4800 m).

Day 2: Parinacota Ascent

Ascent to Parinacota Volcano (6112 m).

Day 3: Hot Springs

Transfer to Sajama (4400 m). Hot Springs.

Day 4: Departure

Transfer back to La Paz.



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An experienced cook will join us in the expedition. He'll cook three meals a day with a Vegetarian or non vegetarian option.

Meeting point

La Paz.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Plaza Lusitania Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
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Hotel Discovery Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
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Hotel Riazor Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I work together with several IFMGA/UIAGM colleagues. So if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues equally certified will guide you.

I began to climb the mountain when I was 15 years old. I was born in Pinaya (3.800 m.a.s.l.), a region located not far away from the top of the base camp of the majestic snow-covered Illimani (6.462 m.a.s.l.). I dedicated most part of my life to climb different ice and Rock Mountains through the Cordillera Real, Cordillera Occidental, and Cordillera de Apolobamba.



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What people are saying about -Jenaro



The overall experience was quite excellent. The guide as well as mountain were fantastic and I had an absolutely incredible time climbing this mountain. Jenaro is an fantastic example of hard working South American who wants best for his people as well as his clients. For example, when we initially met he found out how I was charged almost twice as much for a taxi as I should have been, chased the taxi driver down, and made them give me back my money. He is a very caring and very responsible guide. However, I was somewhat concerned about the overall organization of the trip. First and foremost, Jenaro is not actually the guide who goes up the mountain with you - he runs the organization that provides a guide as well as any gear you may need. In addition, at times the entire outfit seemed quite disorganized. For example, when I arrived to La Paz and let Jenaro know I had arrived he thought I was coming the next day and seemed to need convincing to let me hike the day I wanted to despite multiple back and forth discussions over WhatsApp. There were other small, yet very prominent, cases of of not having clear organization. As said before, Jenaro is a very caring and knowledgeable resource in La Paz however could certainly improve in organization and structuring his business.



Jenaro and Pedro where highly Unmotivated to assist me in ascending Sajama. I had to stop them from changing the program to seeing the Salt Flats and seeing Copacabhana. They wanted me to see that first and then hike by myself there to "acclimatize " when El Alto is higher than those places. They talked about everything in Bolivia except Mount Sajama. They just wanted me to fail. Please do not advertise their services to other climbers on your platform, thanks. -Ishaaq



Jenaro was not my guide for this trip even if I was not aware of it

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