The Sairecabur volcano (stratovolcano, currently inactive) is located south of the Putana volcano on the border between Chile and Bolivia, 80 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama, in the second region (Region of Antofagasta) of northern Chile.
Its maximum height is 5981 meters above sea level.
It is part of the volcanic group named Sairecabur containing at least 10 summits of the post-glacial age, at which the highest is the Sairecabur volcano; this volcanic group also contains the Ojos del Toro and Saciel hills, as well as the Curiquinca (5722 mts.), Escalante or shutdown (5819 m.) and Colorado (5728 mts.) stratovolcanoes.
The word Sairecabur is the anglicized version of the name used in the Atacama Kunza likan-antay to refer the volcano: saire means “rain” and Cabur “mountain”. Sairecabur is the “Mountain of the rain.” It is also popularly called “La Teta”.
In addition, over the volcano (crater) is located the Receiver Lab Telescope, to 5525 meters.
The shape of its peak allows a view of the surrounding in 360 degrees (Bolivia/Chile), with a majestic view of the Licancabur volcano (Mountain of the people).
Although the distance to be up walking is not much (about 500 meters), the Sairecabur can be classified as a hill of medium/high difficulty due to large rocks and inclination encountered during the ascent and descent.
Time to the top: 3 to 5 hours depending on the walking rithm.
Vertical ascended distance: 500 meters aprox.
Necessary gear: Warm clothe (gloves, hat, polar jacket, windbreaker, etc), sunglasses, sun protection, trekking boot y trekking canes.
Tips: Take a light breakfast in the morning. Energy food should be taken for the walk.
Approximately expedition time: From 6AM (departure from San Pedro de Atacama) until around 4PM (arrival to San Pedro de Atacama)
– Private transportation (4×4 vehicle).
– Guided trekking (english/spanish).
– Gear and clothe the traveler may not have.
[VIDEO] SAIRECABUR VOLCANO – 5981 MTS – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CHILE
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