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On the border with Bolivia and Chile lies one of the most beautiful snow capped mountains in the Andes, Mt. Parinacota. This mountain forms part of the western mountain range and is characterized by being a volcanic zone. Inside the Sajama National park. Which is home to various protected flora and faunas including the llama like Vicuñas? The park covers about one thousand square kilometers and is also home to Pumas, Andean deer and the ostrich-like Rhea.
The Payachatas (twins) are placed face to face. One of them is the Parinacota and the other one is the Pomerape.  The slope is relatively slight.
The Parinacota is the typical volcano in almost perfect cone shape. Its ascension from a technical point of view is easy; however it constitutes a long journey in the height. The crater of the Parinacota is magnificent. It is good non technical option for climbers eager to conquer a 6.000m peak.


Day 01: La Paz – National Park Sajama – Base camp (5.100m): Departure from La Paz by private vehicle on a good highway towards Sajama national park, approx. 4 hours driving. On the way, you will see magnificent landscapes and archaeological sites such as the Chullpas.  By 4x4 WD We crosses black volcanic sand valley sand we get to the end of the vehicle route.  Once there, our porters will be ready to help us, carrying most of the equipment until we reach the camp site it will be necessary around 2 hours on foot to reach the base camp located between the two Payachatas at 5.100m where we will set up camp.

Day 02: Parinacota (6.330m) – Sajama town (4.270m): Early in the morning we leave the base camp to complete the ascension of the Parinacota directly. Approximately at 03:00 a.m. We will walk along the normal route until we reach the summit of Parinacota at 6.330m. Once there we will enjoy an imposing view of Mt. Sajama and if we have clear skies we will also be able to see the Chilean lagoon Chungará which many pink flamingos call home. The round trip from the base camp to the summit and back requires 8 hours. We descend to the town and spend the night in local accommodations.

Day 03: Sajama – La Paz city (3.650 m.): Before going back to La Paz we take some baths in the thermal waters. After some time at this magic place, we start our return journey back to La Paz.  Arrival to your hotel and end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Exclusive round trip transport.
  • Professional UIAGM Mountain Guide , Spanish speaking 
  • Technical mountain gear and tent for two persons.
  • Cook and coking equipment.
  • Three meals during the day (Lunch, dinner, breakfast).
  • Porter assistance to carry the heavy things.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Communications by handies and mobile phone during the excursion.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal mountain equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Water (2  liters required), Chocolate or high calorie sweets /snacks
  • Hotel and restaurant service in La Paz city.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Tips.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

NOTE: There is the possibility to take on other ascents in the Sajama National Park, Sajama Volvano. Pomarape, Acotango.

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Season: April - October
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569