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POMERAPE & PARINACOTA CLIMBING

The Sajama National Park is located along Chile. Dotted with volcanoes and geothermal sources, it is part of legends and traditions still alive.The Aymara village of Sajama is the perfect base camp for climbing volcanoes in the area. And after exercise, the hot springs await us!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: La Paz - Sajama - Parinacota - Pomerape
  • Day 2: Parinacota - Pomerape
  • Day 3: Tomarapi - La Paz

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: La Paz - Sajama

Transfer La Paz - Sajama.


Included : lunch (no drinks), private transport

Day 3: Tomarapi - La Paz

We depart at 9 a.m. We reach the international road a few kilometers away and then head south on the sandy and treacherous tracks nearby the Chilean border. After crossing río Lauca, appear out of nowhere the most beautiful polychromatic chullpas of Bolivia (chullpas are the pre-Inca tombs of Aymara lords), spread out in a majestic scenery. We visit the site and then return to La Paz at the end of the day.
Cold lunch (included). Dinner open.


Included : lunch (no drinks), private transport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Parinacota

Free time in the morning.
Around midday a 4WD will take us to Inkamarka at 4750 m elevation. We will there meet the carrying team.
The Parinacota base camp at 5150 m elevation will then be reach after 2 hours walking.
Bivouac.


Included : all inclusive, porters, climbing guide, catering

Day 2: Parinacota

Grade II/AD, Max 40° - with a mountain guide
Early start for a tentative ascent to the summit. There are no technical difficulty but a specific equipment is required (ropes / crampons / ice axe). 6 to 8-hour return, depending on the weather condition and fitness of each participant.
From the base camp, we will arrive with the porters to the vehicle in Inkamarka after 45 minutes waking.
Descent to the village of Sajama by 4WD for a well-deserved bath in the local hot springs.
Cold lunch. All included. Accommodation at the Doña Teodora’s house near the hot springs (basic comfort).

Walking time: 8/10 h.




TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Pomerape

Visit of the geysers in the morning. This particularly active area contains a unique display of bubbling pools spread over hundreds of square meters. We can try cooking eggs in their slightly sulfuric water.
We will meet our team of porters around midday, before walking 2 hours to the base camp at 5000 m.a.s.l.

Bivouac.


Included : all inclusive, porters, climbing guide, catering

Day 2: Pomerape

Grade II/AD, Max 40° - with a mountain guide
Early start for the summit attempt. There is no technical difficulty but a specific equipment is required (ropes / crampons / ice axe.) Approximately 8-hour return trip, depending on the weather conditions and fitness of each participant.
From the base camp, it is a 45-minute walk with the porters to return to the vehicle.
At the end of the day, return to the village of Sajama by 4WD for a well-deserved bath in the hot springs.
Ascent time: 8 h; Elevation gain: +1090m / -1540m

Ascent return time: 10h.



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