The mountain range of the Andes, presents in this destination the highest peaks of the country. That is why tourists who like the high summits, make ascents to hills and volcanoes framed in breathtaking landscapes.
Amongst others, Licancabur; Paniri; Linzor; Prostitute; Lascar; Aguas Calientes; Aucanquilcha; Ollagüe; San Pedro; Saint Paul. It is important to consider that these Volcanoes exceed 5500 m.s.n.m., therefore it is essential to take days to acclimate to the height. It is also necessary to know that the period of rains and snow is in the summer months, between January and March. It is advisable to carry out these ascensions with specialized agencies.
The cult of the ancient apus (sacred mountains) continues, although the rites are not the same. Now, the goal is to reach the top, with or without offerings, but always with the veneration and respect generated by approaching the sky, through an irregular and perpetually ascending path.
The new mountain worshipers do not have to ignore the Chilean desert, because the Atacama Salt Flat is surrounded by snowy peaks, important links in the volcanic chain that separates Chile from Bolivia, which offer a highly rewarding panorama to those who come to crown Its summits.
(5,950 m.s.n.m.), located 30 kilometers east of San Pedro de Atacama, houses a beautiful lake and vestiges of the Inca culture. Its ascent is made by Bolivia, also can be realized by Chile through a route of greater difficulty and of difficult access.
(5.554 m.s.n.), is located in the vicinity of the village of Toconao 90 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama. It is an active volcano that shows a great crater. It is easily accessible and ascends from 4,700 meters above sea level. Approximately in 4 hours.
(6,050 m.s.n.m.), is easily accessible. In San Pedro de Atacama, tourist companies offer a tour that includes transportation to the foot of the volcano, as well as breakfast and oxygen. It rises from 5,400 meters above sea level, in approximately 5 hours.
(5,600 m.s.n.m.), is located in front of the volcano Licancabur. From its summit you can appreciate the mountains and volcanoes of the Andes mountain range, and the Verde lagoon in Bolivia. It is easily accessible, the ascent begins at 4,700 meters above sea level. With an approximate duration of five hours.