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It took me a whole day for driving round-trip on a mostly dirt road to see this tallest volcano in... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
wowneverstoptravel
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ontario
beautiful climb

great trip from copiapo; take your time to accimatize and have it organized through an agency... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
peterkhjanssen
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

It took me a whole day for driving round-trip on a mostly dirt road to see this tallest volcano in the world. Beautiful view of Laguna Verde if going further. Be prepared for high altitude.

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Reviewed 24 October 2015

great trip from copiapo; take your time to accimatize and have it organized through an agency arranging all the permits, transport and acclimatization climbs before .. visit laguna verde for a stop and overnight

2  Thank peterkhjanssen
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

We didn't climb Ojos del Salado but came up to the plain below the volcano to take in its stunning view, and the snow covered mountains in the distance from the old lava paths. We went to 5,200 meters above sea level and that was definitely enough in one day as the puna (altitude sickness) hits pretty hard at this level. Gorgeous view of the volcano and surrounding mountains though, quite worth the headache!

2  Thank WeylandFamily
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

beautiful mountain, very difficult to climb, need two weeks for proper acclimatizationf to high altitude

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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

The highest volcano on earth
It's 250 kms. from copiapo. in this region there are more than 16 mountains over 6.000 meters high.near the famous green lagoon with hot springs.

4  Thank Puna d
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Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

A 12 hour trip to see more than 16 mountains over 6.000 meter ..
We see salar de maricunga and Laguna Santa Rosa and Laguna verde

2  Thank Puna d
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

the scenery there is totally moon like, the oxigen saturation of your blood is very low which make it difficult to think and you forget and leave behind all your everyday problems, the whole area is absolutely worth seeing, headache is 100% sure

Thank Marzena D
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

The highest active volcano in the world is located in a starkly beautiful and remote part of Chile. It's an action-packed (in terms of scenery) route from Copiapo just to get to the vicinity - up through the chasm after La Puerta, the Cuesta Codeceo, Salar Maricunga, Nevado Tres Cruces, grazing guanacos at las cascadas (I forget the proper name). Take your photos from the right location and you can compare your snaps with the photos NASA is getting back from Mars!

The view of the volcano from the University de Atacama refugio is one that I can watch for a long time (partly because I'm too unfit to even think about climbing it!).

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