This is the highest mountain in Bolivia standing at an impressive 6549 meters (21486 feet). The mountain itself is is located on a plain and is a neat conical shape.
This 4 day climb of Mount Sajama is a chance to climb the highest mountain in Bolivia at an altitude of 6549 meters. This is not a technical climb and can be attempted by well acclimatised beginners.
The openness of the plain can mean this climb can get quite windy sometimes but also means the views can be fantastic. The area of Sajama is sparsely populated and you will only see a handful of dwellings outside of the small village of Sajama. In the area the main activity is Alpaca and Llama farming. Nearby there are natural hot springs, “Chullpas” burial chambers and also other great mountains to climb such as Parinacota and Pomerata (The Twins).
To climb this mountain you do not need experience and be very well acclimitised. We recommend that you have spent at least 7 days above 3000 meters and have done some high altitude trekking or climbed another 5500 meter plus peak.
|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.|
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.
Go to Sajama Village
Sajama mountain is clearly visable as it stands alone on a plain and has a perfect conical shape. The foothills around are home to the worlds highest forest which is made up of a bush like tree called Queñua. From the village we will have a walk of about 3 or 4 hours to the base camp where we will spend the night (4600 meter – 15091 feet) Pack mules will be used to carry the equipment.
Trek to highland plain
The Ascent to summit
There are no technical sections to climb but the altitude will make the going difficult and a steady pace is best. The ascent takes around 6 to 8 hours to the summit. Here we will rest and take in the views before starting out descents down the same route until teh high camp where we will stay the night.