Sajama Volcano 6588 m
BOL-12 / 4-day trip / Grade: F
Sajama volcano is the highest mountain in Bolivia, located on the Cordillera Volcanica Occidental (Western volcanic range) in Sajama National Park, the oldest park in the country and just on the border with Chile. It is also the ninth higest volcano on the planet and it is extint. There are other high volcanoes in the area like the twin peaks: Parinacota and Pomerata. The area was was added in 2003 to the UNESCO world Heritage Tentative List, due to its marvelous scenery, diverse flora and fauna and interesting pre-hispanic archaeological sites.
Climbing Sajama can be a demanding enterprise, not technically difficult, it is a high mountain with dry air and with temperatures that can drop very low. It is important to be very well acclimatized to attempt the mountain and have good summit options. This program works really well as an add-on to one of our other programs in the country.
|Day 1||La Paz – Sajama town (4220 m) – Sajama’s base camp (4602 m)|
|Day 2||Sajama’s high camp (5456 m)|
|Day 3||Climb: Sajama volcano (6588 m)|
|Day 4||Return to La Paz|