Lascar Volcano, San Pedro de Atacama

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Set foot on Lascar Volcano, the northern Chilean Andes' most active volcano. Tackling the volcano with a guide is a must, because of the high altitude and the eruptive history of the site. Despite the path's gentle incline, guides set an easy pace as to protect against the effects of the high altitude, which can be draining on a long hike. See sweeping views from the summit, with the otherworldly salt lakes below appearing like mirrors among the dusty, volcanic landscape. You can't acess the volcano during periods of increased seismic activity, so check with reliable local sources before booking your tour. Use our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner to visit Lascar Volcano on your trip to San Pedro de Atacama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Is a mistake to think that climb the Flake is a task for anyone. Myself, I would never say that would if I knew I'd feel tiredness at the end of the empreirata. However, the feeling of accomplishment when you get to the top is amazing! My ascent was in a pretty cold and snowy. Just to get an idea of the estimated tab for mobile application a caloric loss of 4000 calories!! Finally, an activity that has a median, psychological strength fitness and acclimatization on the altitude.
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  • If you have available, schedule a rise to Chip to the end of your walk. The view from the top of the volcano looks like a painting ... is breathtaking. My ascent was with guide specialized in mountain Elias, with tour closed with FlaviaBia Expediciones. Elijah was a booster so that I could get to the top. Believed I could do it, hasn't let me divert the focus of coordinated breathing (with beautiful landscapes and little oxygen to 5500 m altitude is difficult). Elias has already climbed more than 600 times the volcano, makes strategic stops, takes a special snack for the adventurers with plenty of sugar, water and sports drinks, and recognizes the effort of each one. It is not difficult to climb the chip, you do not have physical conditioning of an athlete. What is very important is to have coordinated breathing and aware of what you're doing. Nominate too!
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  • I went up two consecutive years the Splinter in the day January 15 (for 2016 and 2017). The trail is not difficult but you must make the recommendation of guides (light food the day before and without drinks) because this year I didn't do this and it was all harder. The track did with the VULCAN EXPEDITIONS of San pedro of atacama, weird science!
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