LLullaillaco Volcano


LLullaillaco


LLULLAILLACO VOLCANO
 

(6739 msnm)

 

salta



This volcano, also known for its Incan sanctuary, is 6,739 meters above sea level and is in the province Salta, more precisely in the region of Antofagasta. It is the sixth tallest mountain in the Americas and the fourth tallest volcano in the world.


In 1999 the remains of the three well-known children of Llullaillaco were exhumed here. They are the remains of children who were sacrificed and were mummified as a result of the freezing temperature. The remains correspond to a 15-year-old teenage girl (known as The Maiden), a 6-year-old girl (The Lightening Girl) and a 7-year-old boy. These mummies, over 500 years old, are kept in the Museo de Alta Montaña (MAAM) de Salta.

 

 

ITINERARY


Duration: 10 days
 

Arrival and departure from Salta capital


 

Day 1: Reception- equipment check, informative talk and dinner

 

Day 2: Salta - Tolor Grande

 

Day 3: Tolar Grande- La Casualidad

 

Day 4: Arrive in La Casualidad, base camp

 

Day 5: Transportation to Camp 1

 

Day 6: Base camp- Camp 1

 

Day 7: Camp 1 – summit - base camp

 

Day 8: Base camp - Tolar Grande

 

Day 9: Tolar Grande - Salta

 

Day 10: Extra day

 

 

* The guide and company can modify the schedule of the ascent in accordance with the group’s needs and the climatic conditions. 

 

 

INCLUDED SERVICES

 

Transport from Salta to Tolar Grande
 

A professional guide and assistant during the entire expedition
 

Accommodation for two nights
 

Meals during the entire expedition
 

Altitude tents
 

Constant VFH communication
 

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED 

 

Transportation to Salta
 

Personal equipment
 

Personal medication for individual clients (although we do have a first aid kit)
 

Extra nights of accommodation
 

Any additional cost if the some one decides to leave the expedition early
 

Telephone communication
 

Any other service that is not specified in this document
 

 

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 


 

Neoprene pads

High altitude sleeping bag

Hiking boots

Walking shoes/ sneakers

Wool or fleece socks- 2 pairs

Long underwear or leggings

Fleece pants

Waterproof pants

Hiking pants

 

 

Long underwear-Thermall long sleeve shirt  - 2

Polar fleece jacket

Down jacket

Rain jacket

Thermal/insulated gloves

Polar tech gloves

Down mittens

Sun hat

Polar tech hat

Sunglasses

 

Ski poles

Thermos (1 liter)

Headlamp

Sun protection

Tooth brush and tooth paste

Lip protection (spf chapstick)

Toilet paper

Backpack

Personal documents

Camera (optional)