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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, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, 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

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

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




Camping in Sajama (Base Camp and High Camp).

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

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About the 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.


French | English | Spanish



What people are saying about this trip

Anna Andrzejewska


August, 2023

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.

Vincent GRAS


May, 2023

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

Michael Chiang


October, 2022

Jaime was a great guide. He was friendly, showed a love for the terrain, and demonstrated clear interest that I have the best possible trek; he asked both before and during the trip which foods I would prefer, provided hot water bottles each night for my sleeping bag, and checked in frequently about my level of acclimatization. I knew I was in great hands.

Stephanie Haegelsteen


August, 2022

What a wonderfull experience ! We just loved it all ! Thank you Jamie we felt so lucky to have you guiding us through the beautiful scenery !

Nicolas Boeschlin


June, 2022

We spent a few days with Jaime who is an awesome guide and personn. The organisation was perfect, equipment also. Talking about the food, we had never been eating so well during a trekk (fresh fruits, vegetables...). We even had the chance to spend a night at his place to meet his family who was happy to make us discover the alpagas and their daily life (and we even got a hot shower !) Jaime speaks very good French and English. We would totally recommand going with him and can't wait for a new trip there !

Travis Greiman


May, 2022

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.



May, 2018

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


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