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Sajama Volcano 5-day mountaineering trip

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Join Bernardo, local IFMGA certified Mountain Guide, on an unforgettable 4-day climbing expedition to the summit of the famed Sajama Volcano, in the Bolivian Andes.


5 Days

Apr - Nov




Come climb with me one of the most impressive volcanos in Bolivia and all South America!

The Sajama Volcano, at 6548 meters of altitude, is found in the Sajama National Park, in Oruro, province of Curahuara de Carangas. With an abundant wildlife and the most diverse native flora and fauna, this region has been protected since 1945.

Some of the main especies you'll find here are llamas, vicuñas, alpacas, ñandúes (Andean ostrich), wild geese, pink flamingos, mountain cats, pumas and foxes.

As for the ascent itinerary, you can choose between two routes to reach its summit. Both alternatives will require prior mountain experience as well as a good fitness condition.

The first option is the north route. Although it is the shortest one, it has some steep sections with 45-50 degrees of inclination. On the other hand, we have the west route option. It has a longer and harder part on the way to the high camp, also with slopes of 45-50 degrees. But after that 400-meter technical section the route turns into an easier one.

The perfect season to climb the Sajama Volcano is during the months of June, July and August. Although we may have a lot of wind and cold, you will enjoy the most spectacular view of the Andes.

There are many other climbs to do in the region. Please check out the Condoriri expedition or this ascent to Mount Illimani I also offer.

So come and join me on this unique 5-day mountaineering trip to the top of the Sajama Volcano. A summit only reached by few lucky people. Contact me!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters


Day 1: La Paz - Sajama Village - Base Camp

Departure from La Paz by vehicle across the International Highway. Arrival and camping on the outskirts of the Sajama Village at 4200 meters above sea level. The ascent to the base camp (4700 m) involves a 3-hour trek with the help of porters. Overnight camping.

Day 2: High Camp (5600 m)

Ascent to the high camp (5600 m) with the assistance of porters for about 5 hours. Overnight camping.

Day 3: Summit day

Climbing to the summit of the Sajama Volcano (6548 m) and return to the high camp. The round trip will take us around 12 hours. Overnight camping.

Day 4: Base Camp - Sajama Village

Descent hike to the base camp. We’ll then move to the village of Sajama. We can spend the night in a camping site or a lodge and enjoy a relaxing bath at the hot springs.

Day 5: La Paz

We’ll leave Sajama and travel for 4 hours by car to La Paz. Arrival at your hotel, where this program ends.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia

My name is Bernardo Guarachi, I am from Bolivia.

I was trained as a mountain guide in germany in the DAV and am also guide UIAGM.

With many years of experience as mountaineer, I was the the first Bolivian to summit the Everest. Another achievements I have are the Makalu, Makinley, Cho Oyu, Aconcagua and many other mountains in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.

Contact me so I can guide to some of the beautiful peaks of the Bolivian Andes!


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