Mountaineering and overlanding trip. Strenous and medium skills.
Located in the Lauca National Park, the Parinacota Volcano (6342m) got its fame from its beauty, its perfect conical form and its impressive crater. From the summit you an have an incredible view on Lake Chungara and Pomerape (6282m) and Sajama (6520m), the highest Bolivian peak.
 
 
 
Day 1 ARICA - PUTRE
Reception at Arica airport. Transfer to the altiplanic village of Putre (3400m). We visit the Lluta Valley geoglyphs, and the archaeological sites of Copaquilla and Zapahuira. We camp in the surroundings of Putre. (L,D)
Day 2 PUTRE - PARINACOTA - COTACOTANI
We reach the famous Lauca National Park, which has been classified as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It is definitely one of the most beautiful regions of Chile. We can appreciate the local fauna, and visit the village of Parinacota before setting our camp in the Cotacotani Lagoons. (B,L,D)
Day 3 COTACOTANI - PARINACOTA BASE CAMP
Acclimation trek to Lake Chungara, the highest lake in the world, with a deep blue surface from where we have a fantastic view on Parinacota (6342m) and Sajama (6520m). We set our camp near the lake (4500m) at the base of the volcano. (B,L,D)
Day 4 PARINACOTA BASE CAMP - CAMP 1 - PARINACOTA BASE CAMP
Charge transportation to camp 1 (5300m). Back to base camp. (B,L,D)
Day 5 PARINACOTA BASE CAMP - CAMP 1
Ascent to camp 1of Parinacota. We set our camp just at the inferior limit of the eternal glaciers (5300m). We have a magnificent view on the Lake Chungara from our camp. (B,L,D)
Day 6 CAMP 1 - PARINACOTA - CAMP 1
Ascent of Parinacota (6342m). On the top we enjoy a very impressive view on the crater and Pomerape (6282m) and Sajama (6520m). Back to camp 1, overnight (5300m). (B,L,D)
Day 7 CAMP 1 - CHUNGARA LAKE - ARICA
Walk back to Lake Chungara (base camp) (4500m). Long ride back to Arica, transfer to the hotel. (B,L)
*This day is reserved as a second summit day in case of unsuccessful attempt on day 6.
Day 8 ARICA
Free morning on the beach. In the afternoon, transfer to Arica airport. (B,L)
 
2006-2007 REGULAR DEPARTURES
July 17
August 21
September 11
October 09
June 18, 2007
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2006-2007 COST PER PERSON REGULAR DEPARTURES
Min. 2 people
US$ 1.740
Single supplement
US$ 100
 
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)
  • 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 the internal air tickets. We can quote them at your request.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONING:
For this program it is necessary medium skills and presents strenous physical requirements . 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. To give our travelers a better possibility to reach the summit, we also recommend doing a previous trip at altitude if possible.
It can be proposed several alternatives of short training ascents around Santiago which have always provided us with excellent results: La Leonera (5050m), Plomo (5430m), between others.
 

EQUIPMENT TO BRING:
We put at the travelers' disposition the group equipment (tents, full basecamp equipment, gas stoves, ropes, pots, ski poles, mattresses, etc...).

 
NECESSARY:
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.
 
RECOMMENDED:
Heavy Upper Body Shirt, Fleece Jacket Expedition Weigth, Fleece Pant, Shorts, In Town Clothes, Balaclava, Daypack, Shoes for River Crossing, In Town Shoes, Cup, Service & Dish.
Forgotten equipment can be rent (please ask first)
 
SECURITY:
In order to realize this expeditions with the maximum security, we take for each group first aid equipment, VHF radio transceivers and according to the expeditions we also bring emergency oxygen equipment, HF radio transceivers and, depending on situation hype.
Additionally, we ask travelers to obtain insurance for medical and evacuation expenses in case of accident. We offer this kind of insurance; please ask us for current rates. Otherwise we require signing a responsibility discharge in case of accident. All of our guides have an excellent knowledge of the terrain and extensive experience as mountaineers and guides. For any other information, please ask us.

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