Trip Planner: South America / Chile / Arica and Parinacota Region / Putre / Nature / Parinacota Volcano
Parinacota, Parina Quta or Parinaquta is a massive dormant stratovolcano on the border of Chile and Bolivia. It is part of the Payachata volcanic group. The other major edifice in that group is the Pleistocene peak of Pomerape. Parinacota's last eruptive phase has been dated using the helium surface exposure technique, which ties the eruption to 290AD ± 300 years.One of the most dramatic eruptive events in the volcano's past was 8,000 years ago, when a major collapse of the edifice produced a 6 km³ debris avalanche, which blocked nearby drainage patterns, creating Chungará Lake.The volcano and Pomerape straddle the border between Sajama National Park and Lauca National Park .ClimbingClimbing the volcano is relatively easy, alpine F grade, on a snow/rubble slope of about 35 degrees. A camp can be established at 5,300 m at the saddle between Parinacota and Pomerape. Depending on the season, the main difficulty can be a snow formation called penitentes which make the ascent physically difficult or impossible. It is attempted by about one party per week in the season. If needed, guides and transport can be hired from Sajama village, 27 km away on the Bolivian side of the mountain.With our custom trip planner, Putre attractions like Parinacota Volcano can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Esta dentro de los imperdibles de Pútre...de gran belleza escénica ..aunque se puede subir desde Arica por el día, la puna impide disfrutarlo en pleno..es recomendable aclimatarse alojando en Pútre an... more »This within the captive of Putre... of great beauty scenic... Although you can climb from Arica by the day, the puna prevents to enjoy it in full... It is recommended to Acclimate by staying in Putre before you get to the Park... the road is in fair condition (there are arrangements with banderero)...View original
El parque nacional de Lauca es en su conjunto muy espectacular . Hay mucha variedad de fauna y flora . Muy poco turismo more »Lauca National Park is a very spectacular whole. There is a variety of fauna and flora. Very little tourismView original
This volcano is amazing!! When the weather is good (I got a couple of days of beautiful weather) it's just unreal. It's a perfect cone and rises up to over 6000 metres. I was able to do some hiking un... more »
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