TerrAutentica, Agencia de Turismo Receptivo en Tupiza, Bolivia


Climbing – Tunupa Volcano

Price USD260 5 days
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Climbing – Tunupa Volcano

USD260 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 Tunupa volcano is 5 320 m high.

5 days
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Included
    Mineral water
    Spanish-speaking driver/guide
    Transport in vehicle 4x4
  • Not Included
    Sleeping bag
    Toilet paper
    Travel insurance
Tupiza - San Antonio de Lípez
Departure at 7:30am to the Quebrada de Palala, surrounded by red hills. We will see the spectacular rocks of el Sillar, continuing to the mining areas of Nazarenito, then Cerrillos, the Moon Valley (Ciudad del Encanto), Rio San Pablo de Lipez, the colonial ruins of the Ghost Town in San Antonio de Lípez. Accommodation in Quetena.
San Antonio de Lípez - Laguna Verde
Laguna Hedionda, Laguna Kollpa, Salar Chalviri, Hot Springs, Desierto de Dali, Laguna Blanca, Laguna Verde (emerald green lake, caused by the accumulation of the minerals copper and Arsenio), Licancabur volcano (5916m), "Sol de Mañana" Geysers at 5000 above sea level, with bubbling lava and sulfur smoke. Laguna Colorada (Red Laguna), with a deep reddish orange hue of red algae. Second night in Huayllajara.
Laguna Colorada - Jirira
We start at Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon). The lake has as deep orange – red hue from red algae and other microorganisms that thrive in the water. Surrounding the lake are large white deposits of borax, rolling grasslands and purple mountains. With luck you will see Puna Flamingos (also known as James’ Flamingo), and rare bird, native of the Andes and Altiplano. Then the tour crosses the Desert of Siloli where is the famous Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree). Then continues along the Lagoons Ramadita, Honda, Ch’arkota,  Hedionda, where a sulfide (rotten egg)  smell emanates of volcanic activity. Lagoon Cañapa, sanctuary of 3 varieties of flamingos. Viewpoint of the Volcano Ollague (still active), Salar de Chiguana, San Juan (visit mummies the cemetery) to conclude the day in Puerto Chuvica. (Accommodation).
Climbing - Tunupa
Ascend to Tunupa volcano (5320m), visiting the Chullpas (mummies) on the way. We walk 2h to reach the first viewpoint (4120 m). You can keep on climbing up to the 2nd and 3rd lookout for (4h). The Tunupa volcano has a volcanic steep point, a paprika color slide crushed gravel, which dominates the entire duration for 6 hours. From there you have a panoramic view over the salar. Jirira (accommodation).
Jirira - Uyuni
Sunrise in the Uyuni Salt Flat, Incahuasi or Fish Island, consisting of a cactus-covered hill up to 12m high with over a thousand years. The first Hotel de Sal (museum), Ojos de Sal, piles of salt drawn and processed in Colchani mines, Cemetery of the first railway locomotives and wagons in South America, Uyuni .

Not included:

  • Entrance to Ciudad Roma USD 13 per group
  • Entrance to Incahuasi Island USD 5 per pax.
  • Entrance to the National USD 22 per pax.
  • Entrance to medicinal hot springs USD 1 per pax.
  • Mandatory travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bag USD 10.
  • Alcoholic drinks, Extra water, Toilet paper.
  • English Guide. Ask for availability USD 225 per group.
  • Climbing Community Guide 70 USD for the group
  • Use of Public Bathrooms around the tour and use of shower in basic accommodations.