Located in the Cordillera Occidental, south of Sajama Park, just on the border between Chile and Bolivia, the Acotango is part of a group of 3 volcanoes, the Guallatiri in Chile, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and the Capurata which borders on 6000 and is also located just on the border. The Acotango, which rises to an altitude of 6032m, is of an accessible level, without any technical difficulty and with little elevation if compared to its neighbors in Sajama Park. An incredible view of the altiplano, the Sajama, the Payachatas and the Chilean National Park of Lauca awaits you when you reach its summit!
2 days on the spot.
IFMGA english speaking guide (subject to availibity)
6.032 m asl
From May to October
overnight at refuge
Departure in the morning and crossing of the Altiplano. On the way, discovery of the «Chullpas» (Pre-Colombian burial), and visit of the beautiful church of Curahuara de Carangas. Arrival in the Sajama Park for lunch. In the afternoon, discovery of the geysers site, and bath in the thermal springs. Night in Sajama village.
Ascent without technical difficulty (PD/I). From Sajama village: at 4:00 am, transfer in 4WD vehicle to the starting point of the climbing (5600 meters / 18 372 feet asl., 1h30 to 2h drive) The ascent is progressive to reach the edge of the rim around 5800 m / 19 028 feet above sea level. We continue on ridges until the summit (3 to 4 hours walk). Breathtaking view on Sajama as well as Parinacota and Pomerape volcanoes. 2 hours descent to the car on the same path. Back to the vehicle, then to the village of Sajama and back to La Paz by the end of the day.
Special information :
Height difference: +450m/-450m