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The Payachatas (twins) are placed face to face. One of them is the Parinacota and the other one is the Pomerape. They are located in the National Park Sajama near the border between Bolivia and Chile passes exactly through its center. Pomarape is an extinct volcano,
The Sajama National Park where we can discover the chullpas (tombs) of the Chipaya culture, ancestors of Bolivian people in this region. We can also watch the transformation of the landscape, something indescribable. Then, we arrive at the village of Sajama.
The Pomerape is smaller than its twin brother and it does not present a form as regular as the last one. Its ascension is of a slightly higher level. The first ascent to this snowcapped mountain was done by Bolivian René Zalles and Edmundo García in 1946.
This is an ideal route for those initiating in mountain climbing because it does not present further complications; with a good acclimatization chances to reach the summit are many. In this tour a good physical condition is required, especially talking about high mountain climbing (altitudes above 5.500 m.a.s.l.).


Day 01: La Paz – National Park Sajama – Base camp (5.100m): Departure from La Paz by private vehicle on a good highway to arrive in 5 and half hours to the base  the Payachatas at 4.800m in the National Park Sajama. From there, they will be necessary around 2 hours on foot to reach the base camp located between the Parinakhota and Pomarape Volcanoes. Night camping at 5.100 m.

Day 02: Pomerape (6.222m) – Sajama town 4270m.: We leave the base camp to complete the ascension of the Pomerape directly. 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 to the town of Sajama town.

Day 03: Sajama Town - La Paz City: Before going back to La Paz we take some baths in the natural hot spring. Then, we continue our journey back and pass by a lagoon, where we can see some vicuñas (animals typical of the region). After that, we go through the village of Pomarape, where we have another beautiful view of the Sajama Volcano. Finally, we head for the highway 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.
  • Local accommodations.
  • 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 Volcano. Parinakhota, Acotango.

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