Discovery of the Parinacota

The Parinacota (6.330m) belongs to the family of the stratovolcanos and constitue with the Pomerape, his neightbor, the Nevados Payachatas… twins in aymara language.


The ascent of Parinacota volcano is very easy technicaly. The presence of late season penitents can make his progression very painful. His ascent is made from the base camp at 5,150 meters above sea level at the foot of the volcano. An approach walking on its sides make it possible to reach the glacier near the 5,800 m. The rise on its dome is no exception to the rule … the summit never appears …


His ascension is rewarded by the presence of a magnificent crater at the summit and a splendid view of the Pomerape, but also on the Sajama volcano.

Parinacota (6.330 m)Climbs / descentsWalking Time
Day 1 > Base Camp+ 140 m 1 h
Day 2 > Sajama Village+ 1200 m / - 1340 m 10 to 12 h