"Climb the highest mountain in Bolivia and take the chance to visit the highest desert ins the world"
Difficulty grade in CLIMB: FR: AD /USA: AI 2 /SCOT: III-
     
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  Sajama from Lagunas lake (Juan Villarroel)  
     
     
  Ancient church with Guallatire and Acotango in the background (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Payachatas (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Lakauta in Sajama (Marcos Capriles)  
     
     
  Hot springs (P. Barrón)  
     
     
  Rattlesnake (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Vicuñas (P. Barrón)  
     
     
  Chilean flamingo in Lagunas lake (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Andean rheas (P. Barrón)  
     

The glaciated dome-shaped Sajama sits above the immense deserts and lava flows in the Sajama National Park. The steppe desert around the Sajama is home to rare wildlife including: pumas, huemules, viscachas, vicuñas, guanacos, rheas and tattoos. It is an environment of pure Andean magic. You will gain insight into the ancient culture of the Caranga and Aymaran peoples and will seek a spiritual and physical enlightenment in these remote and peaceful spots. We will tackle the steep splintered lava flows to reach a high camp at 5700m. Attempting the snow corridors, rugged rocky passages and ice-pinnacled slopes on the way to summit of the highest mountain in Bolivia will certainly be an unforgettable adventure.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TO SAJAMA VILLAGE. Car transfer. Visit to Pre historical graves and eroded lava flows. Lodge.

DAY 2: TO SAJAMA BASE CAMP. Trek and camp.

DAY 3: TO SAJAMA HIGH CAMP. Trek and camp.

DAY 4: CLIMB SAJAMA. 6542 m /21464 ft high. Normal route. 7 hour climb. Move down to the base camp.

DAY 5: RETURN TO SAJAMA VILLAGE & RETURN TO LA PAZ.

BRING: anorak, sleeping bag, warm gloves, fleece jacket, down jacket, thermal underwear, mountain glasses, head torch, sun block, sun hat, bathing suit, technical climbing equipment.