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Acotango (6052 m.a.s.l.) a very accessible
mountain in Bolivia

MOUNTAINEERING BOLIVIA

Acotango (6052 m.a.s.l.) a very accessible mountain. In a desert environment where the smell of sulfur feels very easy, in the ascent you can observe the yellowish crystals of this mineral, you can also see the elegant and immense volcanic pyramids within the Sajama National Park. At the beginning of the season the conditions are usually very good for skiing.

The Sajama national park is known for its wide plateau area, high andean lagoons and amazing volcanic mountains like Payachatas,Parinacota (6332 m.a.s.l.), Pomerape (6280 m.a.s.l.) and snowed Sajama(6542 m.a.s.l.), the highest mountain in Bolivia.

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Who?

These ascent are destined to all the people with good physical condition who wish to live a first experience in volcanic mountains without greater technical difficulty.

Difficulty

F

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Season

April to October

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Day 1: La Paz – Sajama Village (4200 m.a.s.l.)

Day 2: Sajama Village – Acotango Summit (6052 m.a.s.l.) – La Paz (3600 m.a.s.l.)

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DETAILS

Difficulty

F

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Ratio

1 guide / 3 clients

Season

April to October

Location

Cordillera Occidental (Bolivia)

DETAILED PROGRAM

Day 1: LA PAZ – SAJAMA VILLAGE (4200 m.a.s.l.)  

Departure from the hotel to cross the Altiplano (the high plateau) early in the morning. On our way we will make a stop in Curahuara de Carangas village, where we will visit the colonial church known as “Capilla Dieciséis del Altiplano” (Chapell sixteen of the high plateau). We will arrive at Sajama village around the afternoon.

Night at the hostel.

Day 2: SAJAMA VILLAGE – ACOTANGO SUMMIT (6052 m.a.s.l.) – LA PAZ (3600 m.a.s.l.)

We will leave Sajama village early in the morning to go in 4wd, a road built by miners allows us to reach about 5550 m.

The mountain allows to follow a continuous ridge to the summit. The descent will be through the same way or a more direct trail (depending on the conditions) the car will be waiting for us to go back to La Paz city.

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