PARINACOTA - 6.342 M

PARINACOTA – 6.342 M

The most beautiful Volcano on Earth
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Code

E07

Region

Andean High Plateau, Far North of Chile

Duration

13 Days

Prices

From 2.390 USD

Next trip

10.10.2021

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Introduction

In the extreme North of Chile, in the border triangle between Chile, Peru & Bolivia, the Lauca National Park is located. It is one of the most beautiful natural reserves in South America. In this unique ecosystem, Parinacota a majestic and fantastic volcano rises, dominating the landscape with its 6.342 metres. From its slopes, those who try to climb it get an unforgettable view of the intense blue colour of Lake Chungará, and the infinite extension of the high plateau in the heart of the Andes.  Without a doubt, this region is one of the greatest natural treasures of Chile. Climbing Parinacota requires experience in the use of crampons, but it does not offer big technical difficulties. Besides having a good physical condition and a very strong will, the thirst of adventure is a prior requirement for a safe and unique mountain experience on the volcano which might be the most beautiful on Earth. 

Highlights

  • Fantastic camps in the Andean high altitude mountain landscape of the North of Chile.
  • Unforgettable acclimatization hikes in the surroundings of the Huasco & Surire Salt FLats.
  • Exploration of the fabulous Lauca National Park.
  • Observation of the unique flora & fauna of the Andean high plateau.
  • Ascent to the summit Cerro Rojo (5.340 m) before climbing the Parinacota Volcano.
  • Visit of Lake Chungará, one of the highest in the world.
  • Optimal acclimatization and maximum security thanks to the extra safety and rest days.
  • Ascent to the summit of Parinacota (6.342 m).
  • End of the expedition in the attractive port city of Arica, the northernmost city of Chile.

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