The Sajama Volcano is the highest of all of Bolivia, known as the Bolivian ceiling. It is about 20 km from the volcanoes of Parinacota and Pomerape. The main access point is crossing the border of Chile, near the Chungará Lake. You can also reach it near the capital of Bolivia, La Paz.
The voluminous volcano is part of a protected area, the Sajama National Park of Bolivia and oldest national park of the country. In the park is the Queñua Forests (Polylepis tarapacana) that stand out in this area, watched over by the giant. In some places the forest reaches above 5,200 meters above sea level, constituting the highest woody formation in the world. There is a great abundance of Andean fauna like vicuñas – similar to the llama. Pumas, Quirquinchos, Andean mountain cats, and large variety of birds.
The best time to summit Sajama, the Andean masterpiece, is between July and September. This is mostly because there is more snowfall between October and April. An interesting fact on Sajama, this is where the world’s highest soccer match was ever played!
If you want to be a part of Sajama’s magic and feel the thrill of summiting the highest mountain in Bolivia, talk to a travel expert from Gulliver Expeditions today.
Departure from the city of La Paz by private transport to the town of Sajama, Keñuales. Ascent to base camp 4,700 meters with the help of porters and animal transport, camping night.
Today you will ascend to the high camp at 5,600 mts and walk approximately 5 to 6 hours with the assistance of high altitude porters, camping night.
Very early in the morning you will begin the last part of the ascent on Sajama reaching the peak at 6548 mts. After you will return to high camp and later base camp. Camping night.
This day you will descend to the Keñuales where your transport will wait for to take you to the hot springs and in the afternoon you will return to the city of La Paz. Hotel night. End of services.
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