Climbing: Acotango (6038m) (2 days, from La Paz)

The Acotango is one of the least known 6000+ peaks of Bolivia, although it is easy to access and climb. Only the extreme summit area of the Acotango requires the use of ice axe and crampons, otherwise the climb presents practically no alpine difficulties. The only disadvantage of the Chilean-Bolivian border region are the often very strong winds that may render some summit attempts impossible. On the other hand, you get to know the highest forests (Queñua trees) in the world, the Sajama National Park with the highest mountain in the country, the huge Laguna Chungara, the active volcano Guallatiri and the two volcanoes Pomerape and Parinacota. A fantastic scenery and in the middle of it, the Acotango.

Program:

Day 1: Ride from La Paz to Sajama National Park

Around noon we leave La Paz and drive in a private vehicle towards the Chilean border to the Sajama National Park. We cross the vast expanses of the Altiplano, visit a complex of ancient burial towers called "Chullpas" or "Tumbas", and stop at spectacular rock formations in the "Valle de Rocas". We arrive at Sajama N.P. in the late afternoon and have the opportunity for a short hike to the native protected Queñua Forest - a forest that grows in regions higher than any other forest in the world (if you leave La Paz earlier, you can visit the Sajama National Park with its geysers, or hot thermal baths, or the colorful burial towers of the Rio Lauca). Dinner and overnight in Sajama. (-/-/-)

Day 2: Climb to the summit of the Acotango (6052m), drive back to La Paz

A very early start followed by a 1.5 hour drive to the starting point of the mountain climb, brings us first towards the Chilean border and later into a bumpy gravel track to the south, which leads to an elongated, colorful volcano chain. The vehicle struggles over loose sandy ground via a mine access up to approx. 5300m. The ascent of the mountain should ideally begin between 3-4 a.m. at the starting point in order to avoid the high altitude winds that increase during the day. Through a gently rising valley, you reach a steep flank that leads to a ridge at around 5800 m altitude. The remaining approx. 200 meters in altitude lead along the ridge. Changing inclines, including small intermediate descents, make the ascent more challenging and the last bit to the summit will definitely leave you out of breath. Calculate 4-5 hours for the ascent and 2 hours for the descent over a steep gravel field. In the afternoon, return to La Paz. END OF OUR SERVICES. (B/BL/-)

Characteristics:

- Altitude difference: aprox. 800 meters of altitude
- Walking time: ca. 4-5 hrs. ascent, 2 hrs. descent

Requirements:

Good physical shape.

Included in the package:

- English-speaking mountain guide (from/to La Paz)
- Private transport
- 1x overnight in a basic hostel
- Meals according to itinerary (see above) (B/L/D)
- Equipment (Crampons, ice axe)

Reservation:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for price requests, reservation, general question, and individual tour inquiries, at: contact(at)landmarktravelbolivia.com

Link

https://www.landmarktravelbolivia.com/bergsteigen-acotango

Javascript is required to view this map.

Advertisement

Berghotel Carolina

Mountain Lodge at the foot of Cerro Tunari (5035m) - Cochabamba

Tour operator Bolivia

High quality tours & customized tour packages in Bolivia

Exclusive tours

Discover the majestic Salar de Uyuni on most innovative routes.

Google Ads