The highest mountains of South America

The best of the mountains of South America

Petr Liška
Wrote 2010 articles and follows him / her 154 travelers
The highest mountains of South America
Inserted: 02.12.2018
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South America is a continent after Asia with the highest mountains. You will find a whole range of six thousanders mountains in the Andean ridge on the western part of the continent. Most of the largest are active or extinct volcanoes. Come and see the top of them (this list is not complete, it is gradually expanding)

1.
Aconcaqua

The highest mountain of the western hemisphere

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 915 m / 22 687 ft

For centuries, Aconcagua (6,915m asl) has been considered the highest mountain in the world. However, it is… continue reading

2.
Huascarán Sur

The highest mountain in Peru

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 746 m / 22 133 ft

The mighty Huascaran massif consists of only two peaks separated by the broad pass. The higher Huascaran Sur … continue reading

3.
Nevado Sajama

The highest mountain in Bolivia

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 542 m / 21 463 ft

The massive volcano Nevado Sajama (6 542 m asl) is the highest mountain throughout Bolivia. Because it is a… continue reading

4.
Illimani

Second Highest Mountain of Bolivia

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 439 m / 21 125 ft

The monumental massif of the second highest mountain in Bolivia, Illimani (6,439m), is one of the most famous… continue reading

5.
Ancohuma

Third highest mountain of Bolivia

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 427 m / 21 086 ft

Ancohuma (6,427m) asl is the third highest mountain in Bolivia. It is located in the northern part of the… continue reading

6.
Parinacota

The most beautiful volcano in the world

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 342 m / 20 807 ft

Among the most beautiful volcanoes of Bolivia and the whole world, there is, by a white cap decorated,… continue reading

7.
Illampu

The fourth highest mountain in Bolivia

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 368 m / 20 892 ft

Illampu (6,368 m above sea level) is the fourth highest mountain in Bolivia. It lies at the very northern end… continue reading

8.
Nevado Santa Cruz

Monumental mountain

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 241 m / 20 476 ft

Nevado Santa Cruz is a very beautiful mountain, which will surely captivate you already at first glance. It… continue reading

9.
Huayna Potosí

The nearest six thousander in the surrou

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 088 m / 19 974 ft

Huayna Potosi is very popular mountain mainly for its accessibility from the capital of Bolivia – La Paz. If… continue reading

10.
Pomerape

Parinacota's little brother

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 282 m / 20 610 ft

The Pomerape volcano (6,282 m above sea level) is the smaller of the Payachata pair of „two mountains“ and is… continue reading

11.
Uturuncu

The easiest six thousender in the world

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 008 m / 19 711 ft

Volcano Uturuncu has two peaks and the main peak has slightly over six thousand meters above sea level.… continue reading

12.
Sairecabur

Featureless nearly six thousander

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 971 m / 19 590 ft

Farther to the north from Licancabur lies another huge volcanic massif with relatively featureless peaks. The… continue reading

13.
Licancabur

Volcanic lighthouse over lagoon Verde

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 960 m / 19 554 ft

One of the most typical Bolivian scenery is the view from the lagoon Verde of volcano Licancabur (5 960 m asl… continue reading

14.
Nevado Chachani

Six thousandth above Arequipa

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 057 m / 19 872 ft

If the volcano El Misti is such a symbol of Arequipa, then against it the large, multi-peak volcano Chachani … continue reading

15.
Alpamayo

The most beautiful mountain in Peru

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 947 m / 19 511 ft

Because Alpamayo looks like an impossibly beautiful glacier pyramid, it is ranked among one of the most… continue reading

16.
Acotango

Abandoned six thousand

Rating:
| Altitude: 6 052 m / 19 856 ft

At the southern end of Sajama National Park is a group of four volcanoes. The highest of them is Acotango (6… continue reading

17.
Cerro Capurata

South end of Nevados de Quimsachata

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| Altitude: 5 990 m / 19 652 ft

The southern end of the volcanic ridge Nevados de Quimsachata is closed by the beautiful volcano Cerro… continue reading

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