Volcan Licancabur is a stratovolcano on the border between Bolivia and Chile, south of the Sairecabur volcano and west of Juriques. Join us on this 2 days 1 night Volcan Licancabur tour, as we bring you to surmount this difficult hill.
Part of the Andean Central Volcanic Zone, the summit of Volcan Licancabur is situated at 5916 meters above sea level. During the Volcan Licancabur tour during your ascent, you will also get to see a 400-meter summit crater containing Licancabur Lake – a crater lake which is among the highest lakes in the world. 3 stages of lava flow and emanate from the volcano.
Licancabur has been active during the Holocene, after the ice ages. Although no historic eruptions of the volcano are known, the volcano has primarily erupted andesite, with small amounts of dacite and basaltic andesite. Its climate is cold, dry and very sunny, and vegetation such as cushion plants and shrubs are found lower on its slopes.
Considered a holy mountain by the Atacameno tribe, this volcano has relations to Cerro Quimal in northern Chile. Archeological sites have been found on its slopes and in the summit crater, which was possibly a prehistoric watchtower.
Your guide will give you details and recommendations for the ascent before the trip. The view may be great, but due to the steep slope of the hill, its ascent must be done very calmly – if you are in a haste, you will get mountain sickness and a lack of oxygen.
Duration: 2 Days 1 Night (Tour starts at 13:00 pm the first day and ends approximately 17:00pm the next day)
Start/End location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Miscellaneous: The difficulty level of this climb is set at “Difficult”. Minimum age of participation is 14 years old and up. Travelers with altitude issues and pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this tour.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.