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BOLIVIA - CHILE Licancabur (5.900 m.), Ojos del Salado (6.893 m.) IHE 06

This international trip takes place from the southwest of Bolivia and the 3rd. region of Atacama in Chile. Ascending Licancabur volcano (5.900 m.) and Ojos del Salado (6.893 m.).   The city of La Paz (3.650m). with population of 2.193.665 the city most important touristic center of Bolivia: From here you can easily reach several ecological strata: the high plateau, the Royal Range (over 6.000 m). and tropical sites only 2 hours from the city. The Salt flat of Uyuni (3.800 m), 10.000 km. sq., is the largest lithium reserve on our planet. The Regions of Sud Lipez, with it is views of the western volcanic range, salty lagoons populated by flamingoes, and the unusual Colorada and Verde Lagoons. Acclimatization ascent of the Licancabur volcano Visit to the village of San Pedro de Atacama and it is surroundings, crossing the Atacama Desert - the driest pace on earth.
Ojos del Salado (6.893 m.) is the highest mountain in Chile and also the highest active volcano in the world with active fumaroles in the crater, south west of the summit. The Ojos del Salado volcano (6.893 m.) is situated at 250 Km. In the north-west of the city of Copiapo in the northern third region of Chile.
The ascent of this volcano is not technically difficult, but requires good physical conditions and strength. This region is very cold; therefore, good low-temperature equipment is indispensable. The weather can be appalling, there are loose boulder fields above 6.500 m. and there is sometimes snow and ice which require the use of ice axe and crampons.
The volcano is located in a unique desert environment of intense, deep, green lagoons contrasting with the colour of the desert and snow covered volcanoes above . At these lagoons its possible to see big flocks of flamingoes, horny coots, many ducks, foxes and guanacos, who have all adapted to survive in this environment, with night time temperatures reaching – 25 c and winds over 130 kph. This expedition is suitable and fit for people with a good acclimatization.

PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz - Uyuni: Departure in the morning from La Paz city through wonderful landscapes such as oasis and impressive canyons to arrive in Uyuni village. Night Hotel.

Day 02: Salt flat – Alota: Trip from Uyuni in the morning, visiting Uyuni Salt Flat, (10.500 Km. sq.) is the largest lithium reserve in the planet, Hotel of salt, Incahuasi Island. Arrival to Alota Village. Night in a local accommodation.

Day 03: Tapaquilcha volcano: Ascent to the volcano for 6 hours. Night in Alota village.

Day 04: Laguna Colorada: Journey to the Colorada lagoons (4.200 m). Stooping in Siloli desert, arrival Laguna Colorada. Night Refuge.

Day 05: Laguna Verde: Early excursions to the Sol de Mañana Geysers, excursion ascent to the medium volcano, arrival to the Verde lagoon (4.400 m), situated at the foot of Licancabur Volcano. Night Camping.

Day 06: Volcan Licancabur: Ascent of the Licancabur Volcano (6.000 m), return to their base camp. Night Camping.

Day 07: San Pedro Atacama: Departure from Laguna Verde, cross the Hito Cajon International Bolivia-Chile; short journey to the village of San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon excursion to the Moon Valley. Night Hotel.

Day 08: Tatio Geysers: Early in the morning, excursion to the Tatio Geysers (duration half-day), continuing and visit to the Chiu Chiu town. Arrival to Calama City. Night Hotel.

Day 09: Calama: Departure from Calama, visiting the Chuquicamata mine (half-day) continue to Tocopilla, border Pacific Ocean. Stoping in rocking the sea, arrival to Antofagasta. Night Hotel.

Day 10: Chañaral- Pan de Azúcar: Journey by way Panamerican pave of the Chañaral route on to Pan de Azucar National Park on the ocean. Night camping beach.

Day 11: Copiapo: Travel to the city of Copiapo. Night Hotel.

Day 12: Mula muerto: Departure from Copiapo, arrival to the Murray Shelter (4.600 m). Acclimatisation day and walk around Verde Lagoon at Night camping / or ascent to Mula Muerto 5897 m.

Day 13: Universitario Shelter: Ascent to the universitario Shelter (5.000 m). with assistance of 4X4 WD Land cruiser. Night Camping.

Day 14: Cesar Tejon: Ascent to camp site II: Cesar Tejon Shelter (5.800 m). Night Camping.

Day 15: Summit Ojos del Salado: Asent to the Ojos del Salado (6.893 m), to return to Universitario Shelter for the night. Night Camping.

Day 16: Copiapo: Return Journey to Copiapo. Night Hotel.

Day 17: Flight to Santiago: Trip to Santiago by bus/ or flight 800 Km, Night Hotel.

Day 18: Transfer: T-OUT hotel airport to board your flight and of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive transport 4X4 WD.
  • UIAGM Mountain guide during the expedition
  • Hotel in Copiapo (Chile) nights.
  • Local accommodations.
  • Camping organization
  • Collective camping equipment
  • Three meals a day. (FBP Full Board Pension: Lunch, dinner and breakfast).
  • Cook and kitchen equipment. . (Table, Chairs).
  • Kitchen and dinning tent
  • Dinning tent. (Table, Chairs).
  • Communications by handies and mobile phone during the trek.
  • General Assistance

Not included:

  • Personal equipment
  • Tents for clients and insulation mat
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Restaurant service in the cities
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Bottle of Waters and Spirit drinks.
  • Tips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 18 Days/ 17 nights
Season: November - February
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569