Oruro

Nevado Sajama – Oruro

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To participate in this trip you must be in good physical condition, Since it is of mountaineering of height (above the 5500 m.a.s.l.). This is a route ideal for those who are are starting in the mountaineering, because not offers greater complications and with a good acclimatization is has large possibility of achieving the Summit.

Tourist activities

Mountain tourism, high-mountain trekking, observation of landscapes, climbing on rock and ice.

Description

Nevado Sajama – Oruro

 
Located at the this of Bolivia, in the Department of Oruro, and very close to the border with Chile, the Sajama is among the 10 peaks more high of the Cordillera of the Andes. With their 6542 m.a.s.l.. (21463 feet), the Sajama is only 417 metres below the Aconcagua (6959 m.a.s.l.).
 
The Sajama was sacred mountain of the pre-Inca culture of the Carangas, It is the main attraction of the first National Park in Bolivia that bears his name (1939). In this park of 100.223 hectares (247.653 acres) It is a forest of the tree that grows to greater height in the world, the queñua (of the 3600 to them 5200 m.a.s.l.).
 
In addition, graves of the Chipaya culture and endemic fauna of the place are: birds, as a Flemish, ducks, seagulls, hen from water and Andean Avocet and Andean camelids, as flames, Alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas.
 
This route provides a route not only by the nevado Sajama, but also by several of the natural beauty of the National Park that bears his name. The itinerary includes 4 days of discovery and adventure.
 
Go Bolivia offers 4 different routes in the Sajama National Park: the Sajama, that allows to know the forest of quenuas (6542 m.a.s.l.); the acotango volcano, a volcano off in the border 8-1-(d) (6052) and the two Payachatas (twins or twins in Aymara)Pomarape (6222) and Parinacota (6132), both that combine the ascent to the mountain with rides by geysers and hot springs pools.

 

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