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4d3n Sajama 6.542m, climbing

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 Sajama 6.542m, climbing

Technical facts:

Length: 4/5 days
Height difference: 1380 masl
Technical difficulties: AD (difficult)
Medium slope: 50 / 55 degrees.
Base Camp: Sajama Village at 4,400 masl
Base Camp II: 4,620 masl
High Camp: 5.700 masl

Highlights:

  • Ascending the highest peak in Bolivia, second highest volcano in the world.
  • Visiting the Protected Area Sajama’s National Park, for Andean fauna and flora.
  • Beautiful Andean landscapes.
  • Possibility of bathing in thermal waters.
  • Visit to the “Sixtina Andean Chapel” in Curawara.

This beautiful mountain is located 5-6 hours by road from La Paz. It offers a magnificent view of southwest Bolivia as well as great climbing and trekking opportunities at this sleeping volcano.
It was climbed for the first time in 1939 by Josef Prem and Wilfrid Kumm (Kuhm), Austrian, and the Italian, Piero Ghigione.

Located in the protected area, The Sajama Park is hammered by a constant cold from 6 to 30 degrees below zero at night and from 5 to 10 degrees during the day. From May to August, the winds from the Argentinean Patagonia with speeds up to 180 Km/h, sweeps the area.

The normal Sajama route is not technically difficult, but it is still very important to take all the necessary precautions, since it is a high peak with strong winds.

Itinerary:

 

Day 1 - La Paz 3,600m - Sajama village 4,220m - Base camp 4,600m

Depart La Paz by private transport. On the way we will visit ancient Aymara tombs called "Chullpares" before arriving at the Sajama National Park at 4,220m. We continue our ascent to the Sajama base camp at 4,760m, mules will carry the necessary equipment.

Easy walk of about 4 hours. We will approach the Queñua (Andean tree) forests and discover the fauna of the area in the Huayña Khota lagoon, such as vicuñas, viscachas (wild rabbits) and suri (wild rhea).

Camping in tents

Meals included: B-L-D

 

Day 2: Base camp 4,620 - High camp 5,500

Ascent to high camp with the help of the high-altitude porter. Camping at 5500 m. This trek takes about 5 hours and porters will help us carry our equipment.

Camping in tents.

Meals included: B-L-D

 

Day 3: Attempt to summit 6,542m

Very early in the morning we start our attempt to reach the summit of the Sajama volcano at 6,542m. The climb is quite challenging, but without any technical difficulties, and is well worth the effort with the reward of a very impressive view from the summit. We then descend to base camp.

Camping in tents

Meals included: B-L-D

 

Day 4: Base camp 4,620 - La Paz 3,600

We trek back to Sajama village with the help of the muleteers and their mules. The descent is along the same route and we will have the opportunity to take a refreshing bath in the hot springs before returning to the city of La Paz.

Hotel accommodation in La Paz

Meals included: B

 

Included in the program:

  • Private transport
  • Professional mountain guides (one guide for every 2 climbers)
  • Fresh and tasty meals during the expedition.
  • 3 nights camping in mountain tents
  • Camping gear - foam and air mattress, two person tents (Type: 4 season’s)
  • Crampons, gaiters, harness, and ice axe, mountain helmet
  • Dining and kitchen tent.
  • All the entrance fees to the national park.
  • Porters to help with most of the gear, from base camp of Sajama to the high camp and back.
  • Mules for carrying the gear from Sajama lodge to base camp and back.
  • Oxygen bottle

Excluded:

  • 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
  • Extras.

Prices depend on the number of clients

Please contact us at this email to discuss budget:  info@pukinatravel.com  or send us a Whatsapp message at  +591 73088333

 

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