5 Days / 4 Nights
Sajama National Park was one of the first parks established in Bolivia. It was founded in 1939 with an extension of 120,000 hectares to protect the fauna endemic to the Bolivian High Plateau such as: vicuñas, pumas, Andean geese and a variety of birds and plants. This park is crossed by the western cordillera of the Andes whose peaks over 6000 meters are dormant volcanoes. The Sajama Volcano (6542 m) forms part of this mountain range. It is the highest mountain in Bolivia and is a coveted goal of many local and foreign climbers who year after year try to conquer its summit.
We begin this day at 07:00 when you are picked up at the hotel and then we head to the village of Sajama in private transport on the highway to Oruro arriving in Patacamaya (village between Oruro and La Paz) after a trip of an hour and a half. Afterwards we take the detour towards Tambo Quemado. On the way we have lunch around midday and arrive in Sajama (4200 m) around 15:00. We stay overnight in a local house, have dinner and rest.
This day begins at 08:00 with breakfast. After an hour we leave for the Base Camp (4700 m) on a 4 hour trip. Around noon hour we have lunch. At 13:00 we continue with the trip until we get to the Base Camp where we have leisure time to admire the landscape of the High Plateau while the guide takes care of setting up the tent and preparing dinner. After dinner we relax.
This day starts at 09:00 with breakfast. At 10:00 we start the ascent to the High Camp (5750 m) for a period of 6 hours. The path is difficult because it is sandy and rocky. After 2 hours we have lunch and around 13:00 we continue with the ascent arriving at the High Camp at 17:00 where the guide puts up the tent and prepares dinner while we have leisure time. After dinner around 18:00 we rest.
This day starts 02:00 with breakfast. Around 03:00 we begin the ascent towards the summit of Sajama (6542 m) by way of the glacier which takes 6 hours. At an altitude of 6000 meters there is a wall with a slope of 50° and a height of 100 meters. From this point we use the ice ax with more frequency. After this stretch we arrive at a relatively simple path and afterwards we reach the summit where we rest for 15 minutes which is suitable to appreciate the unique landscape of the volcanic mountain range. Afterwards we descend towards the High Camp in 2 and a half hours where we have lunch and pick up all the equipment. At 13:00 we return to the village of Sajama arriving there at 17:30. After dinner we rest in a local house.
On this 5th day we basically return to the city of La Paz. We start the day at 08:00 with breakfast. After 1 hour we leave for La Paz. On the way we have lunch around noon hour and later reach the hotel at 15:00 and so we end the tour.
The tour includes: Private transportation, complete board on the tour, insulation mat, tent and guide.
The tour does not include: Sleeping bag, headlamp, sun glasses entrance ticket, 2 liters of water (first day) and personal porter.
Price per person: 559 USD (minimum 2 people – only private tour).
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