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LICANCABUR (5916M) (AZE 007)

Discover the highest crater lake in the world and and explore the traces the Incas left behind on this holy mountain.  Licancabur Volcano (5916m) with its perfect slopes stands out from the Andes highland presenting a true challenge to mountain lovers. During the acclimatization period for the climb you will visit the most interesting sites in the fascinating surroundings of San Pedro de Atacama. This ascent requires a very good physical condition but no special technical qualifications.

A magical meeting with history is waiting for you…

  • Type of trip: mountaineering
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Suggested period: all year
  • Fitness level: demanding
  • Technical level: moderate

  • Licancabur volcano
  • Village of San Pedro de Atacama
  • Tatio Geysers
  • Moon Valley
  • Hot springs of Puritama
  • Tatio Geyser

DAY 1: CALAMA (IN) – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Reception in Calama airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, archaeological capital of Chile. We visit the moon valley at sunset. Transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Ecological House (or similar according to availability)
Info ECO CASA: http://ecocasa-sanpedrodeatacama.blogspot.com.ar/
Transfer: 1 hour approx

DAY 2: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – SALTY MOUNTAIN RANGE – GUATIN

Hike (approx. 4 hours) in the salty mountain range. Visit of the museum and the Quitor Fortress. Transfer to Purifica river where we set our camp near the settlement of Guatin.
Overnight in CAMP (approx. 2700m), all meals included
Transfer: 15 min approx
Trekking: 3-4 hours approx

DAY 3: PURIFICA RIVER – PURITAMA HOT SPRINGS – TATIO GEYSERS

Hike to the Puritama (3400m) where we have an unforgettable rest in the hot springs before going to the Tatio geysers where we camp.
Overnight in CAMP (approx. 4300m), all meals included
Trekking: 3-4 hours approx

DAY 4: TATIO GEYSERS – LAGUNA BLANCA

Observation of the geysers early in the morning. Back to San Pedro de Atacama. Drive across the border to Bolivia to reach Laguna Blanca refuge.
Overnight in REFUGE (approx 4700m) all meals included.

DAY 5: LAGUNA BLANCA – LICANCABUR – LAGUNA BLANCA

Ascent (8-10h) of Licancabur (5916m). Back to Laguna Blanca refuge
Overnight in REFUGE (approx 4700m) all meals included.
Trekking: 8-10 hours approx

DAY 6: LAGUNA BLANCA – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama. (Possible 2nd summit attempt)
Transfer: 3 hours approx
Overnight in Ecological House (or similar according to availability) all meals included.

DAY 7: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CALAMA (OUT)

Transfer to Calama airport.
Transfer: 1 hours approx
Breakfast included