Sajama National Park

volcan Sajama 6548m altitude - plus haut sommet en Bolivie

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.

 

Tour Programm:

 

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 brakfast 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 techincal 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 Glaciar 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 Crodillera 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)

 

Normal route:

AD+, slopes up to 50-55°

Southeast route:

D, slopes up to 50-55°

 

Sajama and millenar Llareta plants

Sajama and millenar Llareta plants

close up Sajama

close up Sajama

on the way back down from the summit

on the way back down from the summit

colonial church in Tata Sajama

colonial church in Tata Sajama

Mules carrying towards base camp

Mules carrying towards base camp

Queñua tree and Sajama

Queñua tree and Sajama

Base camp Sajama

Base camp Sajama

High camp Sajama

High camp Sajama

glow in the eraly morning

glow in the eraly morning

on the way down from the summit

on the way down from the summit

colonial church Sajama

colonial church Sajama

Andes Bolivia 6000 Summit climbing Huayna Potosi Illimani Condoriri nIllampu Ancohuma Uturunxu