Parinacota - 2 Days

PARINACOTA 6332 m.a.s.l.

The Parinacota (6332 m.a.s.l.) is a volcano with a crater in its summit. From the top you can enjoy the elegant landscapes and see immense volcanic pyramids within the Sajama National Park.

Is located northwest at the department of Oruro, in the Sajama province. The area adjoins with the department of La Paz and the border of Chile, its heights go from 4.000 and 6.542 meters.

You will be able to experience a diversified flora and fauna: The queñuas Woods (trees that grow in the highest altitude in the world), elegant vicuñas, lamas, alpacas, suris, and with some luck andean wild cats, pumas and condor.

Besides all this, there is a geyser chain (boling slopes), place where you’ll can watch boiling water coming out of the ground and termal waters in open air, both product of the volcanic activity underground.

Day 1
LA PAZ – SAJAMA VILLAGE (4200 m.a.s.l.)

Departure from the hotel to cross the Altiplano (the high plateau) early in the morning.

On our way we will make a stop in Curahuara de Carangas village, where we will visit the colonial church known as “Capilla Sixtina del Altiplano” (Chapell sixteen of the high plateau). We will arrive at Sajama village around the afternoon.

Night at the hostel.

Day 2
SAJAMA VILLAGE – PARINACOTA SUMMIT (6332 m.a.s.l.) – SAJAMA VILLAGE (4200 m.a.s.l.) – LA PAZ (3600 m.a.s.l.)

We will leave Sajama village early in the morning to go to Parinacota’s high camp. The climb will begin from the gap that divides the Payachatas. We will gain height through a zig-zag trail.

The mountain arises as a continuous slope until the summit. The descent will be through the same way or a more direct trail (depending on the conditions) to the base camp where the car will be waiting for us to go back to Sajama village and Return to La Paz city.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Private transportation to and from the climb
  • Qualified mountain guide, Spanish-speaking
  • Equipment - climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, mountain jacket and trousers, harness, rope etc.
  • Meals and accommodation in refuges – both low camp and high camp in refuges
  • Souvenir poster (collect from out office quoting your booking number)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Head torch (one can be provided if you supply batteries though)
  • Sleeping bag (quality mountain sleeping bags can be rented from us - a basic one can be provided free upon request, whereas a -18c mountain sleeping bag can be rented from us for 10$ plus deposit for value of bag)
  • Thermal under trousers (optional), fleece jacket and thermal upper body wear
  • Water (2 to 4 liters - refills available in refuges), chocolate or high calorie sweets /snacks
  • Warm gloves for wearing inside mountain gloves, warm hat
  • Sunglasses, sun cream and lip balm - essential
  • Travel insurance – *recommended


The group climb requires a minimum of 2 people in order to leave although we often have groups leaving but this frequency varies with the season. There is one guide for 2 people, 2 guides for 3/4 people, 3 guides for 5/6 people. Larger group sizes are better as they provide more flexibility. For example if there are just 2 people and one guide and one person cannot continue the climb then both climbers must return with the guide and no refunds will be given. If there is a larger group one guide can bring 1 or 2 people down whilst others continue.
SINGLE PERSON CLIMB – It is also possible to do the climb with just one person as a private departure but there is an additional cost for this service – please choose the Private Single Person Tour option below when booking.


The following is the operator`s cancellation policy for this tour. Please note that we can only process changes and cancellations during office hours , so please try to give us as much notice as possible.
For example you might e-mail us asking for a change or cancellation with more than 48 hours notice but we might not be able to process it on time (we work limited hours during weekends, holidays etc.) – we strongly advise our custumers to always give us more than the 48 hours notice – at least 24 hours more. For example, if you email us at 18.00 Bolivian time on a Saturday we will not process this until Monday 10.00 am when we open as our office closes at 17.00 on a Saturday and is closed Sundays. The notice period will be calculated from 10.00 am Monday morning.

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Trip Facts

  • Private
  • 1-30 max
  • 6332m
  • 4 – good physical fitness
  • 2 Days