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Climbing Sajama (6542m), Bolivia

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Sajama National Park

Did you know that Bolivia has Sajama, an inactive volcano 6542m high from where you can see most of the country? This 4-day expedition will take you there.

Private

Andes

4 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Reach the summit of the highest peak in Bolivia.
  • Live an unforgettable experience in the Andes.
  • Contemplate incredible sights from the top.

Description

Bolivia is an amazing country to climbers. Today I am proposing an unforgettable trip to Sajama. This volcano is the highest summit of Bolivia, very close to the limit with Chile.

Climbing up to this mountain presents some difficulties because of its altitude. But I am sure that with the correct acclimatization you will do it without any problems. We can start this high adventure at any time of the year but I always recommend doing it between May and September.

Below, you can take a look at an estimated program of the trip, so that you can organize your journey to Bolivia.

Now you have this information you don’t have any excuse. Get in touch with me and let’s do it together!

Also, you can follow me on this ascent that I lead to Huayna Potosí in Bolivia.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Not included: sunglasses, sunscreen or other personal use.


Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz - Sajama - Wincurata

We will meet in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, and then will go together to Sajama to start trekking in Wincurata for the following 3 hours to our first camping night at 4800 m.

Day 2: Climbing day

The second day and during 5 heavy hours, we will keep climbing to the following campsite.

Day 3: Summit day

We did it! The day of summiting will be very exhausting because it takes 7 hours to ascend and other 7 to descend to the base.

Day 4: Rest day

It will be our resting day after walking back to Wincurata, where we will have a relaxing time in the thermals and then go back to the capital.

 

Details

Meeting point

We will meet in La Paz.

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia.

I made my first ascent at an early age. I have been guiding professionally for over 20 years, passed safety and rescue courses in the sister Republic of Peru with Swiss trainers, and my training culminated with the French school of the ENSA (National School of Sky & Mountaineering) International certification UIAGM opt / IFMGA.

I conquered the Summit of Bolivar, Humboldt and others in Venezuela, the peaks of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador, Alpamayo and Huascaran in Peru, and also reached the summit of Aconcagua (6954 m) twice the same day from Base Camp ( Plaza de Mulas) in Argentina.

My knowledge of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia is very extensive, so much so that I helped the Military Geographical Institute produce their map of the Cordillera Real (the only official map of the area). I am an active member of the Bolivian Andean Club.
I was also hired by the President of Bolivia (then) - Jorge Quiroga - to climb Huayna Potosi and many delegations of embassies.

Nowadays I work together with a group of local guides, also AGMTB and IFMGA. So if I can't guide myself the trip you request, a colleague of mine will guide to an unforgettable time in the Bolivian mountains!

Languages

English

Certificates

AGMTB

Residence

La Paz


What people are saying about Eduardo Mamani Quispe

John Corcoran

5.00

August, 2019

I think the explore share system is a great idea but a bit clunky in terms of the booking process. I remember I never booked exactly what was suggested or emailed but there were a few moments where it told me this has been booked and I thought "no it hasn't !". I think the most difficult was when we were trying to adjust the trip details but either I couldn't or perhaps only the guide could and I didn't want to get locked in to something I had not agreed to. Trip went really well once I acclimatised but I over estimated how much my preparation would help with acclimatisation. I should have allowed more time with that.


 

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