Sajama National Park
Climb Sajama volcano 6548m altitude - Highest summit in Bolivia
Nevado Sajama is part of the western volcanic mountain range in the Andes. To climb to the highest summit in Bolivia we recommend taking 4 to 5 days starting from la Paz.
Day one: Transfer from la Paz to Sajama National Park. On the way to the Base camp you'll cross a Queñua Tree forest growing up to 5000m and most probably you will see Vicuñas (wild Lamas). The Base camp at 4800m is located at the foot of the west face of the volcano. Night is spent in a Tent.
Day two: After breakfast we will slowly walk past campo 23 before we reach the high camp at 5650m. This takes approximately 5 hours. The rest of the day will be used for setting the camp, drinking a lot of tea and enjoy the view reaching as far as the Illimani from the Cordillera real.
Day three: Just after midnight we will have breakfast before starting the final ascent. After 100m +d, the most technical part is reached, a 40m 45° slope before you reach the ridge. The ridge is not difficult itself, but keep careful ! Once you reach the glacier you'll start the long ascent to the summit. From up there you have great views on the 3 other 6000+ volcanoes nearby and with clear weather you can observe the whole Cordillera real.
Day four: Once you feel that the thermal waters relaxed you enough from the climb we will start our journey back to la Paz (~5 hours)
AD+, slopes up to 50-55°
D, slopes up to 50-55°
Sajama volcano & Yareta plants
on the first day towards base camp of Sajama
close up of Sajama
the west face of Sajama Volcano
on the way back from the summit
the Parinakhota and Pomerape volcanoes in the background
colonial church in Tata Sajama
Mules carrying towards base camp
Queñua tree and Sajama
Base camp Sajama
High camp Sajama
glow in the eraly morning
on the way down from the summit
colonial church Sajama