High Mountain Expeditions
Climbing a mountain or a volcano and reaching peaks of more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet above sea level) is a unique experience. Preparing to go up to the Licancabur volcano is a challenge for every mountain lover; and even more so considering its inevitable attractiveness and its sacred nature for the Atacameño people.
This 7-night program has been specifically designed including trekking and hikes to different mountains and volcanoes before reaching the Licancabur’s summit, also known as the people’s mountain.
Licancabur (5.000-6.000 m.a.s.l./ 16,400 – 19,600 f.a.s.l.)
Climbing over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet above sea level) is an unforgettable experience and also a challenge for your body, which must gradually get used to altitude. At greater heights there is less oxygen. Hence the importance of the acclimation process on the days prior to climbing the Licancabur volcano.
Our program has been designed so that travelers can explore at different altitudes and climb progressively. This reduces the common impacts of altitude sickness, including dizziness, headaches and fatigue, which are different in every person.
Staying hydrated and eating healthy is crucial during acclimation. We recommend drinking 4 liters (135 oz) of water every day, healthy meals and avoiding alcohol. Also very important is for travelers not to overexert themselves during the first days and to breathe slowly so as to make the most out of each inhalation.