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SAJAMA VOLCANO COHE 04

The Sajama volcano was climbed for the first time in October of 1.939 by two Austrians (W. Kühm, J. Prem).  It is the highest summit in Bolivia. Since it is a volcano, its ascent from the technical point of view is not very difficult, but it constitutes a long journey in the height.Sajama National Park was one of the first parks established in Bolivia. It was founded in 1939 with an extension of 120,000 hectares to protect the fauna endemic to the Bolivian High Plateau such as: vicuñas, pumas, Andean geese and a variety of birds and plants. This park is crossed by the Western Cordillera of the Andes whose peaks over 6000 meters are dormant volcanoes. The Sajama Volcano (6.542 m) forms part of this mountain range. It is the highest mountain in Bolivia and is a goal of many local and foreign climbers who year after year try to conquer its summit.

PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz – Sajama Volcano Base camp (3.650 m- 4.700m): In the morning pick you up from the hotel and departure from La Paz by private vehicle on the highway to Oruro arriving in Patacamaya (village between Oruro and La Paz) then We continue the trip to reach in four hours the National Park of Sajama, from there we ascend on foot to the Base Camp (4.700m.)Where we admire the landscape of the High Plateau, we reach in 3 hours to the base camp, night camping.

Day 02: Base camp – High camp (5.700 m): After breakfast we start the ascent to the High Camp (5700 m) for 6 hours aprox. The path is difficult because it is sandy and rocky. Arriving at the High Camp at 16:00 where the guide sets up the tent and prepare the dinner while we have leisure time. After dinner we rest.

Day 03: Sajama (6.542m) – Base camp (4700m): The ascent to the Sajama is very long. We begin the ascent towards the summit of Sajama (6542 m) by way of the glacier which takes 6 hours. At an altitude of 6000 meters there is a wall with a slope of 50° and a length of 100 meters. From this point we use the ice ax with more frequency. After this stretch we arrive at a relatively simple path and afterwards we reach the Summit. It is necessary to spend 14 hours in the ascent and the descent to the base camp where we spend the night or the hot spring to the local accommodations.

Day 04: Base camp – Sajama National Park (4.270m): Thermal Waters. From the base camp we descend in 2 hours to the Sajama National Park. Visit to the Sajama National Park and a take a bath in the thermal waters. We spend the night in lodging near the Sajama town. Return to the city of 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).
  • Pack animals, mules.
  • 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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, Payachatas (Parinakhota – Pomarape) - Acotango.

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Season: April - October
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569