SAJAMA 6542 m.

4 day(s)
3 night(s)

Bolivia's Top Peak!

If you’re looking for a climb that will really take your breath away, look to the highest peak in Bolivia, at 6555 m. Located in the Cordillera Occidental 25 km from the Chilean border, climbing a volcano is a very different experience than climbing the tectonic plates of the Cordillera Real. This ruggedly stunning environment includes hot springs, adobe-brick pre-Inca burial chambers, and keñua tres (the highest trees in the world).

High Mountain Climbing

Highlights

As the sun rises during the climb to the summit, Sajama sheds a massive shadow across the plains below, providing a stunning contrast between the shimmering twin Payachata volcanoes illuminated by the sunrise.

Plus, what could possibly be better after 4 long days of climbing than relaxing in the thermal baths?

It is worth the effort you make climbing it.

Technicality

Sajama is known for its snow penitents (Windswept ice spikes) ) that can reach 1 m or more. After the steep trek up to the High Camp, reaching the summit requires passing over a difficult 80 m ridge of 65° with ice-covered rocks. Other than two complicated parts, climbing Sajama is like trekking at high altitude. Sajama reaching the highest point in all of Bolivia, its altitude is what makes climbing this mountain a challenge.

DIFFICULTY

incluyed

  • UIAGM mountain guide.
  • Private round trip transportation.
  • Climbing equipment.
  • Camping equipment.
  • Meals.
  • Cook.
  • Mules.
  • Porters.
  • Entrance fee Nacional park Sajama.

not incluyed

  • Extra drinks.
  • Extra snacks.

itinerary

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DÍA 1.

We drive four hours in private transportation through beautiful rock formations and canyons to reach the Town of Sajama (4,000 m). We trek nearly 4 hours with cargo mules to the outskirts of the west face of Sajama, to reach the Base Camp (4,800 m).

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DÍA 2.

Passing by the Camp 23 de Marzo, we ascend the west face, climbing a steep scree slope up to the rock ridge of the High Camp at 5,680 m (5 hours).

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DÍA 3.

The 6 hour ascent to the summit begins in the early morning and includes passing through snow penitentes before reaching the snow dome 6542 m the highest peak of Bolivia. From the summit, we descend the same route back down to the Base Camp .

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DÍA 4.

The last day is spent trekking back to the town of Sajama and relaxing in the Thermal Baths , then driving back to La Paz (4 hours) in the late afternoon.

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