The Payachatas (twins) are placed face to face. One of them is the Parinacota and the other one is the Pomerape. They are located in the National Park Sajama near the Chilean border. The slope is relatively slight.

The Parinacota is the typical volcano in almost perfect cone shape. Its ascension from a technical point of view is easy; however it constitutes a long journey in the height. Therefore only time is required to ascend the 1230 meters of difference. The crater of the Parinacota is magnificent.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION In our Offices in La Paz
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:00 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 18:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Transportation
Lodging
High Mountain Guide
Porters and pack animals.
Cook
Tents to sleep
Dining tent and kitchen tent
Kitchenware
Meals (3 meals per day- breakfast, lunch, dinner-), snacks and provisions for the mountain
NOT INCLUDED
Already mentioned meals (on your own account.)
Alcoholic drinks
Tips (porters, cook, drivers, hotel)
Personal expenses (physician, hospital, research expenditures, taxicab, etc.)
Insurances (liability insurance, aid and repatriation insurance, insurance annulments)

Technical Information

  • Region: Western Mountain Range
  • Lenght: 3 days
  • Season: from April to October
  • Difficulty: Grade I/F, 40º
  • Engagement degree: II
  • Difference in height: 1230m

The Parinacota is suitable too for skiing or surfing.

Day 1

La Paz – National Park Sajama – Base camp (5100m)

Departure from La Paz by private vehicle on a good highway to arrive in 5 and half hours to the base of the Parinacota and of the Pomerape at 4800m in the National Park Sajama. From there, they will be necessary around 2 hours on foot to reach the base camp located between the two Payachatas at 5100m. Camp installation.
Day 2

Base camp – Parinacota (6330m) – Sajama town 4270m

We leave the base camp to complete the ascension of the Parinacota directly. The round trip from the base camp to the summit and back requires 7/8 hours.

We descend to the town and spend the night in lodging close to the town of Sajama where there is not running water neither electricity.

Day 3

Town of Sajama – La Paz

Before going back to La Paz we take some baths in the thermal waters.

The possibility to join this ascension to others in the National Park Sajama is open.

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