TerrAutentica, Agencia de Turismo Receptivo en Tupiza, Bolivia


Climbing – Sajama

Price USD465 4 days
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Climbing – Sajama

USD465 per person

Bolivia is a popular destination for climbers, which offers a variety of climbs to suit every skill level and budget. With over 1000 summits above 5000 meters it is considered by many climbers to be one of the best mountain climbing destinations in the world. In addition to its other attractions and fascinating culture, climbing in Bolivia is often considerably cheaper than other popular mountaineering destinations. The Sajama summit is 6 542 m high.

4 days
  • Destination
  • Departure
    La Paz
  • Included
    Mineral water
    Spanish-speaking driver/guide
    Transport in vehicle 4x4
  • Not Included
    Sleeping bag
    Toilet paper
    Travel insurance
La Paz - Sajama
We leave La Paz early in the morning to drive to Sajama village (5 hours approx) where we will sign in to the visitors office  and pay the national park fee (30bs - subject to change). Sajama mountain is clearly visible as it stands alone on a plain and has a perfect conical shape. The foothills around are home to the worlds highest forest which is made up of a bush like tree called Queñua. From the village we will have a walk of about 3 or 4 hours to the base camp where we will spend the night (4600 meter - 15091 feet) Pack mules will be used to carry the equipment.  
Walk to the campsite
Today we have a trek of around 4 to 5 hours to get to the high camp at an altitude of 5500 meters (18044 feet). The terrain is rock and moraine and we will camp on a ridge with great views of the highland plain. Obviously at this height it will be cold at night and the openness of Sajama can also mean it can get quite windy. For this section we will use porters for carrying the equipment.
Climbing - Sajama
We wake up early (around 1am) and start to climb on the snow line so will need our crampons and be roped up. We will be steadily walking up the ridge on snow until we reach the summit. There are no technical sections to climb but the altitude will make the going difficult and a steady pace is best. The ascent takes around 6 to 8 hours to the summit. Here we will rest and take in the views before starting out descents down the same route until the high camp where we will stay the night.
Back to La Paz
We will pack up camp after breakfast and return down the same trail (with the porters carrying the equipment) until we reach low camp and then we will descend to meet our vehicle once again for the return journey to La Paz.


  • Private transportation to and from the climb
  • Qualified Mountain Guide, Spanish speaking
  • Meals including drinks at camp meals
  • Animals and porters as indicated
  • Camping equipment - tent, mattress, cooking equipment
  • Equipment - Climbing Boots, Crampons, Ice Axe, Mountain jacket and Trousers, harness, ropes, gloves etc.

Not included

  • Travel Insurance - recommended
  • Any camp or national park fee
  • Sleeping bag extra cost 20 USD
  • Chocolate or high calorie sweets /snack
  • Sunglasses, Sun cream and Lip balm - essential
  • Water (2-liter bottle required - refills available)
  • Backpack 50 to 60 litres for carrying personal equipment
  • Warm gloves for wearing inside Mountain  Gloves, Warm Hat, Head torch
  • Thermal under trousers, fleece jacket and thermal upper body wear, fleece hat, personal gloves for inside mountain gloves.