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Pomerape

Practical information on Pomerape

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Volcano
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
26 miles from Putre by road
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Pomerape

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

The 20,610 ft high Pomerape volcano lies partly in Chile and partly in Bolivia. 

My suggestion:
If you suffer from soroche (altitude sickness), try drinking coca-leaf based herbal tea.
My review

The Pomerape volcano, exceeding 20,000 ft, stands relatively close to another volcano, Parinacota, in Bolivia's Sajama National Park. So what's particularly unusual about it? It straddles the border between Bolivia (in the Oruro region) and Chile (in the Arica and Parinacota regions). 

A four-hour drive from La Paz, and located in Bolivia's Cordillera Occidental mountains, the Pomerape volcano is the twin volcano to the 20,827 ft tall Parinacota, and sits on the Laguna Chungara lake. As is the case with its twin sister, it is possible to climb to the top of Pomerape, but do be aware that it is not the easiest of ascents. In fact you'll need to wear crampons as the volcano's peak is covered in ice. If, like me, you don't want to even attempt to climb the Pomerape volcano, there's always the option of walking or cycling in Sajama National Park instead.

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