Uturuncu (6008m) in Quechua language means “puma”. This 6000 is certainly one of the easiest of the world because in general it is possible to ascend up to the 5700m on 4WD (depending on the snow conditions), therefore we only have the last 300 meters to go through on foot.
Also, as this it is not a very snowy volcano, its ascent from the technical point of view is easy. Therefore it is an excellent summit for the acclimatization.
The sulfur scent that emanates out of the volcano is discreet but it can be constant some days.
The main attraction of the Uturuncu is not only its ascent itself but also the trip by 4WD necessary to reach it. Before arriving to Quetena, starting point for the ascent, we cross a good part of the desert of South Lipez. This last one is in itself a great tourist destination. Also, the journey on 4WD allows the traveler to have some days to get acclimatized.
|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.|
Uturuncu 6008m in Quechua language means “puma”.
La Paz – Uyuni (3670m)
Beginning of the 4×4 Riding: Uyuni – Uyuni Salt Flat – Incahuasi Island – San Juan (3900m)
San Juan – Silala Desert (4700m). Lagoons (Honda, Hedionda, Cañapa) – Stone Tree. Red Lagoon (4272m)
Red Lagoon – Geysers of the Morning’s Sun – Green lagoon – Quetena (4200m)
Ascent to the Uturuncu (6008m) – Quetena – Villa Mar
Villa Mar – San Cristobal – Uyuni
On the route we pass near San Cristóbal, moved town entirely re-built by an American company, since originally under the San Cristobal there was a silver mine acquired by this company. The colonial church was also moved and reconstructed and restored stone by stone according to the original construction. Return to Uyuni passing near the cemetery of Trains – night on the train or on the bus to return to La Paz – dinner on your account.