Volcano Ascends at Atacama

Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the few places in the world where you can reach heights from 5.500 mts to more than 6.700 m.s.n.m in countless mountains, without big technical difficulties and accompanied always with impressive landscapes and good weather all year round. We offer this Volcano Ascends for active people that want to experience impressive views of The Andes Mountain Range and try the experience of a Volcano ascend at high altitude.

– Chilean High Mountain Guide.
– 4WD Vehicles
– First Aid box, mobile oxygen equipment
– Portable Hyperbaric Chamber in SPA
– Satellite Phone
– Food (breakfast and trekking food) Personal
– Equipment: Trekking boots, warm clothes, solar protection, hat, UV lenses, sticks or marching axe and water (1.5 lt. per person)

Start: At 05:30 AM from your hotel Return: At 18:00 PM to San Pedro de Atacama Base: 4850 meters of altitude Trek: 3 – 4 hrs (to the crater) – 2 hrs aprox descent Departures: Every Day, minimum 2 persons Between San Pedro and the base of the volcano we have three hours by car. We stop at Lejía lagoon to have the breakfast and then continue by car to the base of the volcano at four thousand and eight hundred and fifty meters of altitude. The ascension it’s approximately between three and four hours. Technical it’s an easy mountain but it’s more difficult than Toco hill, because it have more inclination. We do the ascension only until the crater and you can see the smoke coming outside the crater. You can’t see lava because it’s very deep, but for sure and amazing view of other Volcanoes and Mountain tops. The crater has approximately three kilometers of diameter. You don’t need special equipment but its recommending use trekking boots for the dissention (it’s with too much sand). The temperature it’s between minus two and five degrees at the crater.

Start: At 07:30 AM from your hotel Return: At 18:00 PM to San Pedro de Atacama Base: 4850 meters of altitude Trek: 4-5 hrs (to the top) / 3-4 hrs aprox descent Departures: Every Day, minimum 2 persons The Sairecabur Volcano at 6.026 is located Northeast to San Pedro de Atacama and in the border between Chile and Bolivia. Sairecabur Volcano is bigger than Licancabur and the volcanic activity seems to be over. A continues path leads to 5300 mts of altitude reaching a mine of sulfur. From there is easy to climb to the top. You have an excellent view to Laguna Verde in Bolivia.

Start: At 07:30 AM from your hotel Return: At 18:00 PM to San Pedro de Atacama Base: 4850 meters of altitude Trek: 2-3 hrs (to the top) / 90 minutes hrs descent Departures: Every Day, minimum 2 persons The climb to Cerro Toco at 5640 masl., is a unique experience, because it possess all the characteristics that a person who loves to climb dreams about. We start our excursion driving from San Pedro de Atacama, to go to the base of the mountain, located at 5000 masl., on a 90 minutes’ drive. Once we are in the base of the mountain, we have breakfast and then, we start climbing. From the top we can see the Chajnantor Valley, Salar de Atacama with their lagoons y the Bolivian pampa with its incomparable Laguna Blanca.

Start: At 08:00 AM from your hotel on day 1 Return: At 18:00 PM on day 2. Base: 5.000 meters of altitude Trek: 7-8 hrs (to the top) on Day 2 Departures: Every Day, minimum 2 persons On day 1 aclimatizacion trek, refuge and dinner at Laguna Blanca (4.300 masl) We depart on Day 1 at 08,00 hrs toward Bolivia. Once there and after doing al paper work at border, we’ll do an acclimatization trek next to Juriques Volcano.  On the refuge in Laguna Blanca we’ll enjoy dinner and then go to sleep. Next day we’ll wake up at 04,00 hrs and enjoy breakfast. The ascend starts with a night walk so we advise to take a flash light. You won’t need special clothes, but taking warm clothes and trekking boats its a must. The total ascend takes aprox 8 hrs and we’ll return back to San Pedro at 18,00 hrs aprox.