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The Thunupa volcano (5.424m) is one of the three more visited volcanoes (Along with the Licancabur and the Uturuncu) in the Lipez Mountain Range It is located exactly on the sides of the Uyuni Salt Flat. It is an impressive summit because it dominates the salt flat from more than 1.700 meters away. It is good to acclimatize and to get ready for other summits ascents.

Its ascension from a technical point of view is not difficult, without considering the height. The main attraction of the Tunupa is not only its ascent but the trip by 4WD that crosses among others the Uyuni Salt Flat that is one of the most important tourist destinations in Bolivia.

Day 01: La Paz – Uyuni (3.670m): Pick you up from the hotel and departure from La Paz city to Uyuni, crossing the high plateau through the southern regions to arrive to Uyuni passing by the mining city of Oruro. The trip is taken by train or by bus. This depends on the day of departure.  Arrive to Uyuni night in a hotel.

Day 02: Uyuni Salt Flat – Incahuasi Island – Jirira (3.670m): After breakfast we leave by 4WD to cross the Uyuni Salt Flat.  Take a walk in the Incahuasi Island plenty of giant cacti, located at the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat.  Arrive to Jirira, the small town on the sides of the Salt Flat.  Night in a local accommodation.

Day 03: Ascent to the Tunupa (5.424m) – Salinas de Garci Mendoza: Departure from Jirira we leave by a 4x4 vehicle on a small highway up to 3900m.  We ascend on a path skirted by pre-Incan vestiges. It is impossible to reach the summit of the Tunupa since this volcano ends in some rocks that cannot be climbed. We’ll have a surprising panoramic view of the Uyuni Salt Flat, ascent in ¾ hours and descent in about 2 hours. The 4WD wait for us to take us to the Salinas of Garci Mendoza.  Night in a local basic accommodation.

Day 04: Salinas de Garci Mendoza – La Paz: We come back to La Paz in 9 hours, on  dirt highway until Oruro, and from there on an asphalted highway. Arrival to your hotel and end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Private transport 4x4. La Paz – Thunupa Volcano – La Paz.
  • Specialized Overland guide.
  • Local basic accommodations based on Double room
  • Three meals during the day. (L.D.B.)
  • Entrance tickets to the national park.
  • Logistical material communication.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire.
  • Extra expenses out mentioned.
  • Hotel and restaurant services in the cities.
  • Drinks and tips.
  • Personal insurance of any kind.
  • Tips.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

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