The Acotango (6052m) is a volcano located in the border between Chile and Bolivia in the Western Mountain Range. It forms together with the Humarata volcano (5730 m) and the Capurata volcano (5990 m) the Quimsachatas massif that in Aymara means “Three summits” its ascension is easy but relatively long.

Furthermore our vehicles can drive you up to 5660m when the snow limit allows it. Walking up to the summit shouldn’t take you more than four hours. From Tata Sajama village the volcano is climbed within a day

Acotango is thus a rather easy 6000+ summit, yet very beautiful. You will not only find translucid sulfur cristal but also appreciate the view on the other gigantic volcanoes from the Sajama park. In march and april snow condition are good for skiing. From may to december the volcano is climbed on foot & crampons.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION In our Offices in La Paz
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 18:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private transportation to and from the climb Qualified Mountain Guide , Spanish speaking
Camping equipment – tent, mattress, cooking equipment  Equipment – Climbing Boots, Crampons, Ice Axe, Mountain jacket and Trousers, harness, ropes, gloves etc
Meals including drinks at camp meals Pack animals add porters where indicated
NOT INCLUDED
Sleeping Bag (required to at least -10) – you can rent a sleeping bag -18 from us if required (deposit required) Head torch – if you dont have your own we can supply this – you supply batteries
Thermal under trousers , fleece jacket and thermal upper body wear, fleece hat, perosnal gloves for inside mountain gloves Backpack 50 to 60 liters for carrying personal equipment
Water (2 liters bottle required – refills available) 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 Any camp or national park fee

Important booking Information

This climb is available only from May to October due to weather conditions. The is a minimum requirement of 2 people for this climb. If you are just one person and wish to climb you can pay double and the climb will be confirmed. PRICE IS PER PERSON.

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.

–> You must be well acclimitiesed to climb this mountain.

Day 1

La Paz- Sajama National Park (4270 m)

We leave La Paz by private vehicle to reach after four hours the Sajama National Park – We spend the night in a shelter.
Day 2

Sajama town – Chachacomani – Acotango (6052m) – Sajama town

From Sajama town we make our way by vehicle to Chachacomani; little town near the base of the Acotango, immediately we take the mining route on the “Quebrada del Cóndor Iquiña” (4800m), from there we climb to the summit of the Acotango mountain in approximately 6 or 7 hours. Return to Sajama town after the ascent.
Day 3

Sajama National Park – La Paz

Before going back to La Paz, we take a bath in the thermal fountains.

There is also the possibility to begin on other ascents in the Sajama Park.

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