Mountaineering and overlanding trip. Medium and basic skills.
Discover the highest Crater Lake in the world and be a privileged witness of the greatness of the Incas. The Licancabur volcano (5.916m) on its summit numerous treasures: an Inca sanctuary, a funeral ceremony site with hundred years old wood, crater, lake, etc... During this tour, we will also visit the most interesting sites around San Pedro de Atacama during the acclimatization period. This ascent required. A magic meeting with history is waiting for you...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAY 01 CALAMA- SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Reception at Calama's airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, visit the "Valley of the Moon" at sunset. Transfer to the hotel. (L,D)
DAY 02 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA - RIO PURIFICA
Trekking in the "Cordillera de la Sal". Visit of the museum and the Quitor fortress. Transfer to Purifica where we set up our camp.
DAY 03 RIO PURIFICA - BAÑOS DE PURITAMA - TATIO GEYSERS
Trekking to Puritama thermal baths (3.600m) where we have an unforgettable rest in the hot spring before going to the Tatio Geysers where we set our camp. Acclimatization walks in the afternoon. (CB, L, D)
DAY 04 GEYSERS DEL TATIO - SAN PEDRO - LICANCABUR BASE CAMP
Observation of the Geysers early in the morning. Back to San Pedro and transfer to Licancabur base camp (4.700m). (CB, L, D).
DAY 05 BASE CAMP - SUMMIT - BASE CAMP
Ascent of Licancabur (5.916m). back to base camp (4.700m). (CB, L; D)
DAY 06 BASE CAMP - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, free afternoon to the swimming pool. Overnight in hotel. (CB, L,D)
(This day is reserved as a second summit day in case of the thwarted attempt on day 5)
DAY 07 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA - CALAMA
Transfer to Calama's airport. (CB)
 
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Cost per person
for regular departures
Min. 2 people
US$
 
NOTE: Other dates are also available at request all year around with min. of 2 people in which case we applies private cost, please check with us the price according final number of participants. Services in Santiago like hotels, airport transfers can be arranged at your request.
 

INCLUDED :

  • All accommodations based on sharing a double room or tent
  • All meals in camp
  • Private land transportation during the whole trip
  • Full camping gear, except for personal sleeping bag and pad
  • Bilingual expert guides and camp staff.

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag and pad), please ask for the Equipment List
  • Medical expenses
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Tips and extra expenses as meals or drinks out of program and other items no mentioned
  • Hotel and airport transfers in Santiago as well as internal air tikets. We can quote them at your request.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONING:
This program does not present any technical difficulty. The altitude, the constant wind and possible poor physical condition of the traveler are the main difficulties of theses expeditions. We recommend a good physical condition, good personal equipment and a solid acclimatization (which we provide) for the best chance of success. Our programs include a minimum acclimatization period that we deem necessary.
NECESSARY Equipment:
T Shirts, Fleece Jacket Medium Weigth, Gore-Tex Jacket, Parka, Underwear, Heavy Weigth Long Johns, Trekking Pant, Gore-Tex Pants, Ligth Socks, Heavy Socks, Swimming Suit + Towel, Ligth Gloves, Mountaneering Gloves, Sun Hat, Wool Cap, Mountaineering Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Backpack, Duffel Bag, Tennis Shoes, Trekking Shoes, Plastic Mountaneering Boots, Gaitors, Headlamp + batteries, Sun glasses, Pen Knife & Ligther, Water Bottles, Sunblock Cream (face and lips), Trekking Poles (telescopic), Ice Axe, Crampons.
VERY USEFUL:
Ligth Upper Body Shirt, Ligth Weigth Long Johns, Heavy Gloves, Toiletries & Moisturizing Cream, Camera & Film / Binoculars.
RECOMMANDED :
Heavy Upper Body Shirt, Fleece Jacket Expedition Weigth, Fleece Pant, Shorts, In Town Clothes, Balaclava, Daypack, Shoes for River Crossing, In Town Shoes (Tevas), Cup, Service & Dish.

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ALTUE ACTIVE TRAVEL
Coyancura 2270, oficina 801, Providencia, Santiago, CHILE
Telefóno: (56 2) 333 1390 - Fax (56 2) 234 9783
Email: info@altue.com