Photo by Patricia Chamorro
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Arica, Chile|
|Convenient Center:||Arica, Chile|
Thanks to Christian Brensing for adding this peak.
Nevado Parinacota is a very beautiful mountain (a perfect symetrical volcanic cone) across the border of Chile and Bolivia. Together with its twin Nevado Pomerape they are also called Nevado de Payachatas. The summit is a direct ascent from Lago Chungara (Lauca National Parc, Chile) or the village Sajama (Bolivia) via the Payachatas saddle. Easily accessible through the international road Arica - La Paz, they are located in the Lauca National Park, which hosts one of the world's highest lakes, Lake Chungara at 4570m. A rich wildlife inhabits the park: vicunas (a close parent of llama), flamingoes, chinchillas, vizcachas,...
Thanks to Christian Brensing for this description.