Nevado Sajama 5-Day Guided Ascent

Join Jose, an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, for a 5-Day Trek to the summit of Bolivia's Highest Peak, the extinct volcano Nevado Sajama.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Come with me for a 5-Day climb to the summit of Bolivia’s Highest Peak, Nevado Sajama (6,542m).

There are a number of incredible, beautiful sights in Bolivia. From the Salar de Uyini Salt Flats, to the  Laguna Colorada, but there is something truly special about the Nevado Sajama located near the Chilean border. It is an extinct Volcano, and an absolute marvel of nature. Its summit is topped by a Permanent Sheet of Snow, while its Treeline goes as high as 5,200 meters. Thus making Nevado Sajama one of the most unique peaks in not only Bolivia, but in the world as well.

The expedition will begin in the city of La Paz. From there we will make our way to Nevado Sajama’s Base Camp and then the High Altitude Camp before reaching the Summit on the fourth day. The climb itself, despite the intimidating nature of the Volcano, is not as difficult as one might think. The gradient is manageable. And not a lot of equipment is necessary. So you do not have to be an expert to scale this mighty Volcano. However, weather conditions do play a part in the climb, and the snow slopes near the summit can pose some slight difficulties, but overall, the ascent will be fun, exciting, safe and riveting.

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
2200 USD

Group of 2
1100 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Depart from La Paz toward Sajama National Park.

  • Day 2: Reach Nevado Sejama's Base Camp (4,600m) and spend the night.

  • Day 3: Ascent to High Altitude Camp (5,700m).

  • Day 4: Summit Day! Ascend to summit of Nevado Sajama (6,542m) before descending through high altitude camp and back to Base Camp.

  • Day 5: Descend from Base Camp and take transfer back to La Paz.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
La Paz
Accommodation

Camping during Ascent of Volcano.

 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia

I worked for several adventure tourism companies in Bolivia, guiding mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring and ice climbing.

I love all the mountain activities, and travelled all along the Andes range, climbing peaks like Illampu, Chachacomani, Telata, Tiquimani, Sajama, Parinacota, Pisco in Peru and Aconcagua in Argentina.

I also did ascents in the Alps and in Australia.

I was trained in Chamonix by the French mountaineering school (ENSA).

I also worked as instructor in Bolivia’s guiding school, training new guides.

Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering any of the unique mountain spots in Bolivia!

 
 
FROM 1100 USD per person

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