The Tumisa Volcano is located about 60 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama, 20 kilometers northwest of Talabre, in the region of Antofagasta,Chile. It’s part of the intermediate segment of the Central Volcanic Zone (CVZ) of the Andes. It is located to the west of Corona and Lascar volcanoes.
Its maximum height is 5680 meters above sea level, presenting a heavy climbing because of over 1000 meters of vertical ascension, presenting areas with high inclination and loos ground. The view in 360 degrees delivers a majestic spectacle of the Atacama Salt Flat, and the neighboring hills and volcanoes that in the area.
As several other mountains and volcanoes in the area, the Tumisa was used in precolombine times by the Incas for ceremonial rituals, and the Waki, a ritual performed by Atacama people (Lickanantai) to ensure the rains.
Time to the top: 4 to 6 hours depending on the walking rithm.
Vertical ascended distance: 1100 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 climb.
Approximately expedition time: From 6AM (departure from San Pedro de Atacama) until around 5PM (arrival to San Pedro de Atacama)
– Private transportation (4×4 vehicle).
– Guided trekking (english/spanish).
– Gear and clothe the traveler may not have.
[VIDEO] TUMISA VOLCANO – 5680 MTS – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CHILE
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