Climbing Acotango Volcano (6052m.). it is a volcano located in the border between Chile and Bolivia in the Western Mountain Range. Acotango is one of the Quimsachatas, it means in Aymara “Three twins”.
It’s part of the Sajama National Park, which hosts other high volcanoes as Sajama snowed (6512 m.), the highest mountain in Bolivia and Payachatas, it means in Aymara “two twins”. which are Parinacota (6332 m.) and Pomarape m.), also high andean lagoons.
It is most accessible 6000 summit of Bolivia. It offers a non technical ascent, great option to introduce in high altitude mountaineering, also for acclimatisation .
From where do the trips starts to climb Acotango?
Usually trips to Acotango strarts from la Paz City – Bolivia.
Because you can easily get to La Paz City – Bolivia by plane, also take advantage of the mountains on the Royal Range to do training and acclimatize.
At 8:30 am we will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive crossing beautiful Highland the Altiplano for 4 hours by private transport to the village of Sajama.
On the roud we stop to explore ruins and Chullpares. In the Afternoon we take a short acclimatisation walk then dinner and bet at a Hostel.
After breakfast, in the early morning. We drive 4WD by a road built by miners to 5550 m. from there ascent 3 – 4 hours to Summit 6052 meters,
Depending on snow conditions, we might need to use crampons. Walking sticks are high recommended. After summiting we retun to our hostel at Sajama town. Later we just go to hot springs to relax.
After breakfast, we do a short walk to geysers, later drive back to La Paz City.