The Licancabur (5918m), that in Kunsa language means “The People’s Mountain”, is the volcano of the Lípez Mountain Range that dominates the famous Green Lagoon. The ascent to the summit going through a stony place is relatively tough but the panoramic view of the desert of South Lipez makes it worth the effort.
This volcano is exactly located on the border between Bolivia and Chile but it is climbed up on the Bolivian side.
The main thing of the Licancabur tour is not only its ascent itself but the 4WD trip necessary to reach it. Before arriving at the Green Lagoon, starting point for the ascent, we cross a good part of the South Lipez desert. This last one is in itself a great tourist destination. Also, the journey in 4WD allows the traveler to have some days to be 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.|
–> You must be well acclimitiesed to climb this mountain.
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.