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PARINACOTA (6342m) (AZE 008)

Located in Lauca national park, Parinacota volcano (6342m) is known for its beauty, its perfect conical shape and its impressive crater. From the summit you have an incredible view on Lake Chungara, Pomerape (6282m) and Sajama (6520m), the highest Bolivian peak.

Don’t miss the chance to climb this impressive volcano and to experience the unique nature of the Altiplano.

  • Type of trip: mountaineering
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Suggested period: May to December
  • Fitness level: very demanding
  • Technical level: advanced

  • Parinacota (6342m)
  • National Park Lauca
  • Altiplano villages

DAY 1: ARICA  – CODPA VALLEY LODGE

Reception at Arica airport. Transfer to Valle de Azapa, visiting local museum . Transfer to Codpa Valley Lodge (2000mts). Lunch and dinner included.
Night at CODPA VALLEY LODGE or similar according to availability

DAY 2: CODPA VALLEY LODGE – PUTRE

We drive to Tignamar. Stop over for a 3 hrs trek at Quebrada escondida. We continue on our transfer to Putre. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night at TERRACE LODGE or similar according to availability

DAY 3: PUTRE – CHURIGUAYA –  LAKE CHUNGARA – BASE CAMP

We cross the famous Lauca national park. Trek from Churiguaya to lake Chungará (5hrs) from where we can see mount Sajama (6520m). Camp (4500m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 4: BASE CAMP – CAMP 1 – BASE CAMP

Charge transportation to camp 1 (5300m). Back to base camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 5: BASE CAMP – CAMP 1

Climb to camp 1. We set our camp just at the inferior limit of the eternal glaciers (5300m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 6: CAMP 1 – PARINACOTA – CAMP 1

Ascent of Parinacota (6342m). Back to camp 1, overnight (5300m).  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 7: CAMP 1 – CAMP 2

Climb to camp 2 (5700m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 8: CAMP 1 – BASE CAMP- ARICA

Walk back to the base camp (4500m) and long drive
back to Arica. (Possible second summit attempt). Breakfast and lunch included.
Night in hotel EL PASO or similar according to availability

DAY 9: CAMP 2 – ARICA

Transfer to Arica airport. Breakfast included.