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Ascent to Nevado Sajama, 6548m

In this 4 days program, we will climb Nevado Sajama, the highest mountain in Bolivia, with 6548 m. Sajama town is located in the southeast of Bolivia, 25 km near the border with Chile. This region is rich in thermal waters, and it’s where the Lauca River begins. It is also the natural habitat

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripPrivate

Description

In this 4 days program, we will climb Nevado Sajama, the highest mountain in Bolivia, with 6548 m.

Sajama town is located in the southeast of Bolivia, 25 km near the border with Chile. This region is rich in thermal waters, and it’s where the Lauca River begins. It is also the natural habitat of Andean animals such as, llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas, ñandu or suri (Andean ostriches), wallata or wild geese, pink flamingoes, wild mallard ducks, viscachas, chinchillas, mountain cats, pumas, foxes, etc. The area has got its own cultural patrimony, which is the Curaguara de Carangas church.

The highest point of this impressive volcanic cone is the highest elevation in Bolivia, Sajama Volcano (6.548mts.), found within the area of the Sajama National Park, in the province of Curahuara de Carangas (Department of Oruro).

Proposed Itinerary:

Day 01: Departure from La Paz by vehicle transport to the village of Sajama (4.400mts.). A journey of about 4.30 hours. After lunch, ascent for about 3 hours walking to the base (4.700mts. above sea level) with the assistance of pack animals. Night camping.

Day 02: Ascent to the high camp (5.600mts. above sea level) with the assistance of high altitude porters for about 5 hours. Night camping.

Day 03: Climbing to the summit (6.548mts. above sea level) return to the high camp for about 12 hours. Night camping.

Day 04: Descent to the base camp or hot springs. A long journey in the afternoon to return to La Paz city, arrival at your hotel and end of our services.

Please contact me if you are interested in getting to the highest point of Bolivia, Nevado Sajama!

I can also lead you to the top of Huayna Potosí on this 3-day program. Check it out!

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1088 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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