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Nevado Sajama ascent (6542m), Bolivia

Climbing Nevado Sajama in Bolivia
Sajama National Park
Nevado Sajama ascent (6542m), Bolivia

Let Jaime, IFMGA certified mountain guide, take you to the summit of Nevado Sajama, a Bolivian volcano and the highest peak in the country.



4 Days

May - Oct



* Reach the highest summit in Bolivia: Nevado Sajama (6542m)

* Discover the unique flora and fauna of the Altiplano (Andean highlands)

* Relax in amazing natural hot springs on the way down!


Nevado Sajama (6542m) is the highest summit in Bolivia. It is a volcano located in the Sajama National Park, in the southwest of the country. And it's indeed a real giant!

In this area we can find all the wonders of the Altiplano. The wildlife is abundant and varied. In addition, there are unique fauna species. For example, on the volcano there are queñua forests. And they are in fact the highest forests in the world.

Besides the hard work of the ascent, we will get to enjoy the hot springs. And the panorama from the summit of Nevado Sajama is simply stunning!

On Day 1 we will drive from La Paz to Sajama Base Camp, at 4800m. On Day 2 we will move from Sajama Base camp to Sajama high camp, at 5700m. On Day 3 we will go to Sajama summit, at 6542m. On our last day we will go back to Sajama village, at 4400m, and from there drive back to La Paz. We also have to option to enjoy and relax on Sajama hot springs before heading back to La Paz! Keep in mind this is a tentative itinerary, that might be changed depending on weather and mountain conditions. And it's important to have some previous acclimatization before starting the trip.

Want to join me in this 4-day mountaineering adventure? Then please contact me for more information! And if you rather go for a classic trek in Bolivia, check out this 3-day Choro trek.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Porters

- Mules and horses

Price details

Not Included in the price:

Park entrance

Personal mountain material

Personal Insurance


Day 1: La Paz - Sajama base camp

Day 2: Sajama base camp - Sajama high camp

Day 3: Sajama summit - Hot springs

Day 4: Sajama - La Paz



More info

We will have a cook and there is an option for vegetarian food.

Meeting point

At La Paz (we can agree on the specific time and place closer to the date)


Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

You need to bring your personal mountaineering equipment: Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons and boots.

If you don't have or don't want to bring your equipment, we can rent it for you. The price is around 120 Bs (Bolivian currency) per day. We can also rent you sleeping bag for 40 Bs per day.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

We will stay at campsites in Sajama (base camp and high camp). All the meals during the trip are included.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

The season to climb Sajama goes from May to October. In my opinion, the best month to go is May.

What's included in the price?

Price includes the guiding fee, transportation during the trip, meals, camping and group technical equipment, porter and mules, accommodation in camps.

How's the altitude progression for this trip?

On day one we will go up to Sajama Base Camp, at 4800m.

On day 2 we will reach 5700m.

On Day 3 we will summit Sajama: 6542m

On day 4 we will go down to Sajama Village at 4400mm

How can I prepare for this trip? How can I do a good acclimatization?

When going to a +6000m peak, aerobic training and acclimatization before the hike are really key.

The best thing to do is to start training several months in advance, focusing on aerobic exercise (running, biking).

For a good acclimatization, I recommend spending a few days before the trip in La Paz (at 3600m). It's great if you can also go gradually to higher places, like Lake Titicaca and Copacabana (4000m) and Tuni 4430m. If you do this, you will enjoy more the Sajama ascent, and the chances of success will be much higher.

Do you offer other hikes and climbs in the region?

Yes, there are other great tours that you can do in Bolivia.

A classic in Cordillera Real, close to La Paz, is Huayna Potosi: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/huayna-potosi-2-day-ascent/

And this 5-day trek is a great option to acclimatize for Sajama: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/tuni-condoriri-trek-5-days/

When and where will we meet?

We will meet in La Paz, in the morning of day 1. We will arrange the specific time and place closer to the date, but I can pick you up at your hotel or airport if needed.

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
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Bolivia.

I organize mountaineering and trekking trips in different regions of Bolivia, and community tourism as well. I spend my free time exploring new destinations and discovering new mountains and cultures in remote regions.

I have more than 20 years of experience working in Cordillera Real, and I live in Tuni, Condoriri. I worked as mule driver, porter, cook, trekking guide assistant, trekking guide, and finally became IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide in 2008.

I made several ascents in Bolivia and neighboring countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru. Some of them: Ojos de Salado, Wallatiri, Urus, Azangate, Huayna potosí, Illimani, Chir oco, Chachacomani, Sajama, Illamapu, Acohoma, Chapi orco, Acotango, Parinacota… These experiences prepared me to organize and guide expeditions.

I like to provide a top level service to people from all around the world, help them get in contact with the local culture, and of course help them reach their objectives in the mountains.


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What people are saying about this trip



The trip was awesome!



Our guide in Bolivia was Jaime. I climbed with my daughter age 14, so safety was very important to me. He was very professional and gave us extra tips on an acclimatization and using crampons. Whenever we forgot about something he was ready to help. Thank you Jaime, the memories from the climb will last a lifetime. Anna.



Jaime is an excellent guide, coordinator and cook ! He knows how to make a relaxing atmosphere and ensure the ascent will go smoothly.



Jamie was an excellent guide and went out of his way to make sure everything was organized and went smoothly. He was flexible and worked hard which was particularly needed when my luggage did not arrive in time for the expedition. Thanks to him everything went smoothly. He was experienced on the mountain and went above and beyond both in safety and logistics.



The trip was fantastic! Even better than I hoped for!

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