SAJAMA, THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN OF BOLIVA

SAJAMA & ACOTANGO VOLCANOES

Sajama & Acotango volcanoes

The Sajama volcano, 6,525 mts. – 21.407 ft. —name that comes from the Aymara voice “Chak-jjaña”, which means “West”— , it is a mountain located in the middle of the Bolivian plateau, with the town of Sajama located at its feet and constitutes the highest summit in Bolivia.

It has several ascent routes, but its northwestern variant is where it receives the largest number of climbers.

Although it is not a complicated route, it does require to be careful, as it has steep slopes both at the beginning and at the top, as well as some simple rock climbs.

After climbing Acotango (6.053 mts. – 19.860 ft.),  it is possible to ascend this volcano in 2-3 days starting from Sajama —small village at 4,220 mts – 13.854 ft.—, crossing a beautiful ravine up to base camp. Then, there´s a rocky slope that leads directly to the high camp, located at 5,650 – 18.536 ft. on a ridge that has a wonderful view of the Bolivian plateau. 

CLIMBING PROGRAM

  1. ARICA – PUTRE (3.450 MTS – 11.319 FT), HOTEL.
  2. PUTRE – SAJAMA (4.250 MTS – 13.940 FT), HOSTAL.
  3. SAJAMA – CLIMB OF WISALLA (5.050 MTS – 16.560 FT) – HOTSPRINGS.
  4. SAJAMA –CLIMB OF ACOTANGO VOLCANO (6.053 MTS – 19.860 FT); RETURN TO HOSTAL.
  5. SAJAMA – TREK TO BASE CAMP (4.720 MTS – 15.485 FT)
  6. BASE CAMP – TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5.650 MTS – 18.530 FT).
  7. HIGH CAMP – SUMMIT ATTEMPT, EARLY MORNING START (6.525 MTS – 21.407 FT) – HIG CAMP – RETURN TO HOSTAL.
  8. SAJAMA – TRANSFER TO BORDER – ARICA; HOTEL.
  9. HOTEL – DROP OF TO ARICA AIRPORT.

TWO BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS IN BOLIVIA

05 Jun
Junio 5 – Junio 13

Climbing program does include:

  • 2 guides and logistics.
  • Pick up at airport in Arica and private transfer to Putre.
  • Hotel or hostal (breakfast & dinner) at Putre for 1 night on single room.
  • Private transfer to border/transfer to Sajama.
  • Hostal (all meals) at Sajama for Parinacota for 4 nights on shared room.
  • Porters or mules (max. 15 kilos/person).
  • First aid kit.
  • VHF radio and satellite phone.
  • Group cooking equipment (stove, gas and equipment).
  • 4 season tent for 2 people.
  • Food for the entire trip in the mountains as stated in the program.
  • 1 night of hotel in single rooms in Arica.
  • Drop-off at airport in Arica.
  •  Additional days are excluded, these must be paid apart.

Not included in climbing program:

  • Flights Santiago-Arica-Santiago.
  • Pick-up/drop-offs in Santiago.
  • Individual equipment.
  • Hotel, food and transport in Santiago and meals in Arica.
  • Life or accident insurance. Should any incidents occur, the customer will immediately be transported to the nearest hospital, the cost of which will be entirely carried by the customer.
  • If additional services are required, ask for options.

Price per person (USD):

  • 2 people: $2.030.-
  • 3 people: $1.630.-
  • 4 people: $1,520.-
  • 5 people: $1,410.-

The total will be applied to the dollar value of the current day.
Ask for private trips.

  • 50% of the total must be paid 90 days before, and the other 50% 60 days before the start of the expedition.
  • During this time, should one participant have to cancel, 50% of the total paid will be reimbursed. Only if new person should join the group will 100% of the money be reimbursed.
  • No reimbursements will be mades a week before the start of the expedition.
  • The prices do not include taxes or fees caused by international deposits, these must be added to the total. This also applies to reimbursements made to foreign accounts.
  • It is the responsibility of each customer to have the appropriate personal equipment and clothing. Should this not be the case, the customer is risking his- and the group’s health and well-being, which may result in not being allowed to join the climbs.
  • Andescontact does not make itself responsible for theft or loss of equipment (cameras, mountaineering equipment, etc.,), clothing, bags or suitcases, etc., during the trip in towns or in the mountains, nor on the flights.
  • This is a high-intensity sports activity (non-tourist), so it is the responsibility of each participant to have a health and physical condition compatible with mountain activity. Medical certificates may be required if necessary.
  • In case of returning early during the course of the trip from any of the camps (except for health reasons or force majeure problems), a charge of 200 USD will be applied for transfer to Copiapó and 250 USD to the airport, extra to the total amount.

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