Nevado Sajama

It is the highest mountain in Bolivia

It is located in the department of Oruro.

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Tour Summary

At 6540m, Sajama is Bolivia’s highest mountain and one of the Andes’ major peaks. Known locally as "Tata Sajama", it is surrounded by flat, arid Altiplano. Its distinctive profile is visible from the Crodillera Real, hundreds of kilometres away... can you reach the highest point in Bolivia?

DID YOU KNOW?

Due to a controversy started by the AFA (Argentinian Football Association) regarding games in La Paz and the effect altitude was having on its players, a group of Bolivian guides and porters (with the aid of the Club Andino Boliviano) headed to Sajama’s summit to play the world’s highest football match, reiterating their slogan that “football is played where you are born”.

Day 1

We drive from La Paz across the flat desert-like Altiplano, stopping en route to explore ruins and tombs from the Chipayas culture. After a short break in Sajama town, We leave our luggage in Sajama town and go for a short acclimatisation walk before dinner and bed. After taking a short break at the town of Sajama we drive to the Wincurata valley (4450m) where we load our equipment onto donkeys start our 3 to 4 hour hike towards Sajama base camp (4800m).

Day 2

Today we transfer our equipment from donkeys to local porters and hike for 4-5 hours to Sajama high camp (5700m).

Day 3

We start our summit attempt at 1am, initially over mixed rock and ice (up to 50°) until an altitude of 6000m, at which point the route flattens somewhat and we start crossing Sajama’s glacier until we reach the summit (6540m), the highest point in Bolivia! We return to the high camp for a short rest and then continue down to the basecamp where we spend the night.

Day 4

We hike back to our car in the Wincurata valley and return to La Paz, stopping on the way by the hot springsfor a well-deserved soak!

Bilingual Mountain guide (Spanish- English)

Private transport

Food during the expedition.

Logistics transport equipment (donkeys / mules/porters)

Camping tent (NORTH FACE OR SIMILAR)

Cooking utensils

THERMAREST PLUS ROLL MAT

Dinning tent at base camp

National park tickets

Mountain Equipment/ Helmet,Ice axe,Harness,Gaiters,Ropes,Mountaineering boots.

Please take with you:

tRucksack (35Lts)

Big Rucksack or duffel bag (To be carried by porters or mules)

All season´s sleeping bag

Trekking boots

Waterproof gloves

Winter Underwear

Water proof pants and jacket

Sunscreen

Sunglasses with UV filter

Bottle of water (NALGENE)

Tour details:

Altittude: 6,540 m/ 21,455 feets

Days: 4 days, 3 nights

Season: May to october

Activities: Mountaineering

Difficulty: Grade II/A.D., 50º

Location: Western Cordillera-Sajama national park

Type: Private Tour

Guide: English Speaking

Experience: Basic/Medium