Thursday 24, September 2020 | Hrs. 13:51 | La Paz, Bolivia
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2d1n Acotango 6.057m, climbing

2 Días| Camping| Transport| Feeding
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Acotango 6.057m, climbing

Highlights:

  • Easy climb to Acotango 6,056m; exceptional point of view of the Sajama, Parinacota, Guallatiri Volcano and the Lauca National Park.
  • Beautiful landscapes of the Highlands and within the Sajama National Park and on the way that leads us to our goal the climbing of the Acotango.
  • Summit attempt

Techical Facts:

Length: 2 days
Height difference: 1350 m.a.s.l

Technical difficulties: Grade II PD (little difficult)

Base Camp: at 4,700 m.a.s.l
Technical difficulties: moderate
High Camp: 5.150 m.a.s.l

The Acotango (6057m) is a volcano located in the border between Chile and Bolivia in the Western Mountain Range. It forms together with the Humarata volcano (5730 m) and the Capurata volcano (5990 m) the Quimsachatas massif that in Aymara means "Three twins" its ascension is easy but relatively long.

Day 1: La Paz - Sajama National Park (4270 m)

Departure from La Paz by private vehicle to reach after four hours, the Sajama National Park, in the afternoon a short walk enjoying the microclimatic high-altitude valley, with good opportunities of observing Alpacas, Vicuñas, llamas and if we are lucky the Andean ostrich. According to some scientists Sajama is the highest forest in the planed due to the presence of the keñua trees (Polilepsis Tarapacana) which subsist even up to 5.100m altitude.

Once we arrive to Sajama National Park we will find our accommodation and leave to profit of the afternoon visiting the geysers and hot spring.
We spent the night in a shelter.

Day 2: Sajama town – Chachacomani – Acotango (6052m) – Sajama – La Paz


At  03:30am From Sajama town we make our way by vehicle to Chachacomani; little town near the base of the Acotango, immediately we take the mining route on the "Quebrada del Cóndor Jipiña" (4800m), from there we climb to the summit of the Acotango mountain in approximately 6 or 7 hours. The route is not technically difficult but quite demanding and requires good physical conditions and acclimatization to the altitude, together with the expert mountain guide we follow the rim of an old and almost completely eroded crater, walking either on snow, ice or soft sandy terrain, according to the season of the year.  

The effort is well rewarded, with incredible views of snow-capped mountains if the weather conditions allow you will see the giant Sajama 6,542m, the symmetrical Parinacota 6,330m and you will also see in front the smoking cone of Guallatiri 6071m.

At this point once we are in base camp  12:00 – 13:00pm we return back to La Paz 5-6 hours’ drive.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

  • Round trip in private transportation
  • Climbing gear (Helmets, crampons, gaiters, harness, ice axe, and mittens).
  • Common climbing equipment: ropes, carabineers, slings, snow stakes, ice screws.
  • Professional bilingual English speaking guide during the trip (on mountaineering trips, we only work with professional UIAGM / IFMGA / IVBV international certified mountain guides).
  • Tasty fresh meals during the expedition
  • One night in mountain lodge, Sajama
  • Evacuation to La Paz in vehicle, in case of emergency
  • All the meals according to the day by day program

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Warm clothes, sun glasses, and personal cleaning items.
  • Mountain boots, sleeping bag (optional for rent)
  • Insurances of any type, medical expenses, cost of evacuation.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays and itinerary changes beyond the control of Pukina Travel, we recommend travel insurance to cover any unforeseen costs.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcohol and/or bottled drinks
  • We recommend limiting your bag weigh to 8kilos/17pounds
  • Everything not specified under "included in the program"

 

Prices depend on the number of clients

Contact us to request your quote at the email:  info@pukinatravel.com or WAPP +591 73088333

 

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