Nevado Parinacota

Elevation (feet): 20,807
Elevation (meters): 6,342
Continent: South America
Country: Chile/Bolivia
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Latitude: -18.163184
Longitude: -69.142977
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 and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

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.