Three big volcanoes

Bolivia

AltitudE

Parinacota Volcano: (6,342 masl – 20,802 feet). / Acotango Volcano (6,060 masl – 19.882 feet). / Guallatiri Volcano (6,063 masl – 19,887 feet).

Difficulty

Moderate (There are not technical steps and requires very good physical and psychological condition).

Length

14 days.

SEASON

June to September.

Parinacota, Guallatiri and Acotango are three of the highest volcanoes in Bolivia. They are located in Carangas district, at the west side of the bolivian province of Oruro. Our proposal is to use Sajama Town as a base camp, driving four Wheel trucks to approach to the high altitude camps and try the summits. It is possible to enjoy some environmental attractions like geisers, termal lagoons, hot springs and the typical high-plateau wildlife, or taste typical dishes of the andean cuisine. “Three big volcanoes” is a perfect programme to start climbing big mountains.

Let’s share amazing memories together!

  • ITINERARY
  • SERVICES
  • GEAR LIST

Day 1: Airport – La Paz City


(3,650 masl – 11,972 feet). Transfer to La Paz City. Hotel night.

Day 2: La Paz City - Copacabana


(3,840 masl – 12,840 feet). Transfer to Titicaca Lake coast. Transfer by boat in Tiquina Strait. Hostel night. Full board.

Day 3 Copacabana – Sun Island


(4,000 masl – 13,120 feet). Transfer by boat to Sun Island. Acclimatization trail. Hostel night. Full board.

Day 4: Sun Island - Copacabana – La Paz City


(3,650 masl – 11,972 feet). Boat transfer back to Copacabana coast. Transfer to La Paz. Hotel night. Full board.

Day 5: La Paz City – Sajama Town


(4,400 masl – 14,432 feet). Transfer to Sajama Town. Hostel night. Full board.

Day 6: Sajama Town


(4.400 masl – 14,432 feet). Resting and hydration day for Acotango Volcano climbing: Hostel night. Full board.

Day 7: Sajama Town – Acotango Volcano High Camp – Acotango Summit – Sajama Town


(6,060 masl – 19.882 feet). Transfer to the high camp. Climb to the summit. Return to the high camp. Transfer back to Sajama Town. Hostel night. Full board.

Day 8: Sajama Town


(4.400 masl – 14,432 feet). Resting and hydration day for Guallatiri Volcano climbing: Hostel night. Full board.

Day 9: Sajama Town – Guallatiri Volcano High Camp – Guallatiri Summit – Sajama Town


(6,063 masl – 19,887 feet). Transfer to the high camp. Climb to the summit. Return to the high camp. Transfer back to Sajama Town. Hostel night. Full board.

Day 10: Sajama Town


(4.400 masl – 14,432 feet). Resting and hydration day for Parinacota Volcano climbing: Hostel night. Full board.

Day 11: Sajama Town – Parinacota High Camp – Parinacota Summit – Sajama Town


(6,342 masl – 20,802 feet). Transfer to the high camp. Climb to the summit. Return to the high camp. Transfer back to Sajama Town. Hostel night. Full board.

Day 12: Extra day


To be used in case of bad weather.

Day 13: Sajama Town – La Paz City


(3,650 masl – 11,972 feet). Transfer to La Paz City. Final dinner and hotel night. Full board.

Day 14: La Paz City – Airport


(4,000 masl – 13,120 feet). Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of Services.

Note:


This itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or force majeure conditions that put in risk the group security. Decision and changes are to be taken by the guide according to their criteria, knowledge and experience, and any modification will always be for the safety of the group.

Service include


  • Bilingual Mountain Guides (Ratio: 1 Guide per 3/4 customers).
  • All private transfers:
    • Airport - La Paz City - Airport.
    • La Paz City - Copacabana - La Paz City.
    • La Paz City - Sajama Town - La Paz City. 
    • Sajama Town – Acotango Volcano High Camp - Sajama Town.
    • Sajama Town – Guallatiri Volcano High Camp - Sajama Town.
    • Sajama Town – Parinacota Volcano High Camp Sajama Town.
  • Transfer by boat: Tiquina Strait / Copacabana Town - Sun Island - Copacabana Town.
  • 3 Hotel nights in La Paz (dinner - breakfast).
  • 10 Hostel nights in Copacabana Town / Sun Island / Sajama Town (Full-board).
  • All meals during tthe expedition.
  • High quality mountain tents and cooking gear.
  • Entrance permit to Sajama National Park.
  • First aid kit.
  • Radio communication.
  • Global positioning system equipment (GPS).

Service does not include


  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Air Tickets to/from La Paz.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs.
  • Extra expenses cash.
  • Drinks and meals not specified.
  • Altitude porter for personal loads.
  • Tips
  • Any extra service not specified in include ítem.
Foot
  • Plastic boots: double or triple, with removable liner. Suggestion: La Sportiva Spantic, Scarpa Phantom Guide.
  • Trekking shoes. Suggestion: La Sportiva Boulder, Assolo Salyan.
  • Comfortable and lightweight shoes for rest days at base camp.
  • gaiters Gore-Tex + Cordura.
  • Socks:
    • Merino wool or polypropylene - 2 pairs (warm layer).
    • Polypropylene - 1 pair (liner layer).
    • 4 pairs (to be used in the approach).
Upper Body
  • 2 Long sleeve thermal shirt. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 2 T-shirt. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 2 Polar / fleece Jacket.
  • 1 Softshell Jacket (Opcional).
  • 1 Goretex Jacket.
  • 1 Down Jacket. Suggestion: The North Face Baltoro. (-20° C).
  • 2 T-Shirt.
Lower Body
  • 2 Long underwear pant. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 2 fleece trousers
  • 1 Goretex pant.Waterproof/ breathable
  • 1 Trekking pant. Dryloft.
Head
  • 1 Warm hat. wool or polar-tec.
  • 1 Polypropylene or capilene.
  • Climbing Helmet. Certified.
  • 1 Sun hat. with neck protection.
  • 1 Head lamp. With extra batteries. Petzl / Black Diamond
  • 2 Sunglasses. 100% UV protection. Must have side covers. Category 4 or more (Julbo or Bolle).
  • 1 Goggles.
  • 1 Buff
Hands
  • 2 Light gloves. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 Fleece and Waterproof Gloves for cold weather.
  • 1 Warm down mittens..
  • 1 Over mittens: Goretex.
General and climbing equipment:
  • Large duffel bag with lock (120). For transporting gear.
  • Smaller duffel with lock.
  • Down sleeping bag -30° C.
  • Therm-a-rest mat. -1. + Mattress
  • Expedition backpack. 75 - 90 litres
  • Day pack 30 - 45 litres. (optional)
  • 1 Traverse Ice axe.
  • crampons 12 points.
  • 1 trekking Poles.
  • Pocket knife. Victorinox or Leatherman tool.
  • Plate, fork, spoon, cup, glass. Unbreakable set for high camps.
  • 1 Pee bottle. Pee Funnel (for women). Suggested: Freshets.
  • 2 Drinking bottle - with hermetic closing.
  • 1 thermo
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, wet wipes.
  • 2 Towel
  • 1 Sun Block. UV 50 at least.
  • 1 Lips cream. UV 40.
  • 1 Hydrating cream.
  • Personal medications
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)
Optionals
  • Camera
  • Ear plugs. for windy nights.
  • Hand warmers: for summit push (no direct contact with skin)

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