The highest mountains of South America

The highest mountains of South America

The best of the mountains of South America

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)

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Aconcaqua
-32.654, -70.011
6 915 m / 22 687 ft

#1 Aconcaqua

The highest mountain of the western hemisphere

For centuries, Aconcagua (6,915m asl) has been considered the highest mountain in the world. However, it is only the highest mountain in the southern and western hemispheres. The ascent will be handled by physically capable individuals with little luck for the weather. You does not require climbing experience for. The way to the top is very crowded. And do not forget to use the Shit Bag, otherwise you will be fined when leaving national park

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Huascarán Sur
-9.123, -77.603
6 746 m / 22 133 ft

#2 Huascarán Sur

The highest mountain in Peru

The mighty Huascaran massif consists of only two peaks separated by the broad pass. The higher Huascaran Sur (6 746 m asl) is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range and the entire country of Peru. A slightly smaller Huascaran Norte (6 655 m asl) is the second highest. Huascaran is beautifully visible from miles around, because it rises directly above the main valley of rio Santa.                                                                                                                                      

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Nevado Sajama
-18.108, -68.883
6 542 m / 21 463 ft

#3 Nevado Sajama

The highest mountain in Bolivia

The massive volcano Nevado Sajama (6 542 m asl) is the highest mountain throughout Bolivia. Because it is a relatively easily accessible and walkable, it belongs among the favorite destinations of experienced tourists. In addition, its whole surroundings falls within the beautiful park of the same name, where you can make a lot of beautiful hikes.

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Illimani
-16.637, -67.788
6 439 m / 21 125 ft

#4 Illimani

Second Highest Mountain of Bolivia

The monumental massif of the second highest mountain in Bolivia, Illimani (6,439m), is one of the most famous Bolivian mountain images ever. The panorama of the endless number of red houses over which the white mountain crown rises on the horizon is breathtaking.

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Ancohuma
-15.854, -68.54
6 427 m / 21 086 ft

#5 Ancohuma

Third highest mountain of Bolivia

Ancohuma (6,427m) asl is the third highest mountain in Bolivia. It is located in the northern part of the Cordillera Real. Thanks to its white spike, it is recognizable virtually from anywhere. Beautiful views of it are also from Lake Titicaca

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Parinacota
-18.164, -69.142
6 342 m / 20 807 ft

#6 Parinacota

The most beautiful volcano in the world

Among the most beautiful volcanoes of Bolivia and the whole world, there is, by a white cap decorated, Parinacota (6 342 m asl). Although the most fashionable exit trails lead to it from Bolivia, the most beautiful view is from the Chilean side of Lake Chungara. Together with the neighboring Pomerape Volcano (6,282m asl), they are called "two mountains" after the Payachata in Ayamu.

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-15.811, -68.543
6 368 m / 20 892 ft

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Nevado Santa Cruz
-8.894, -77.709
6 241 m / 20 476 ft

#8 Nevado Santa Cruz

Monumental mountain

Nevado Santa Cruz is a very beautiful mountain, which will surely captivate you already at first glance. It is the highest peak of the entire massif and one of the highest mountains of Cordillera Blanca. It dominates the entire walk to the lagoon Yuraccocha.

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Huayna Potosí
-16.262, -68.152
6 088 m / 19 974 ft

#9 Huayna Potosí

The nearest six thousander in the surrou

Huayna Potosi is very popular mountain mainly for its accessibility from the capital of Bolivia - La Paz. If you want to see it, then the ideal outlook place is from the slightly smaller Chacaltaya, former ski resort, from where people undertake popular trips.  

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-18.126, -69.128
6 282 m / 20 610 ft

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Uturuncu
-22.264, -67.186
6 008 m / 19 711 ft

#11 Uturuncu

The easiest six thousender in the world

Volcano Uturuncu has two peaks and the main peak has slightly over six thousand meters above sea level. According to the maps 6 008 m asl, according to GPS 6 025 m asl. The east peak (5 930 m asl) is only slightly smaller. It is one of the few places in the world, where you get above six thousand meters above sea level easily by hiking. In addition, the ascent is made easier by a small road leading up to the pass (5 750 m asl) between the two peaks, where once used to be a small mine for sulfur. This route also belongs among the highest roads in the world.  

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Sairecabur
-22.717, -67.892
5 971 m / 19 590 ft

#12 Sairecabur

Featureless nearly six thousander

Farther to the north from Licancabur lies another huge volcanic massif with relatively featureless peaks. The highest of these is Sairecabur (5 971 m asl). But this massif is more accessible from the Chilean side, because there is a small road leading to the famous Geiseres del Tatio.  

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Licancabur
-22.833, -67.883
5 960 m / 19 554 ft

#13 Licancabur

Volcanic lighthouse over lagoon Verde

One of the most typical Bolivian scenery is the view from the lagoon Verde of volcano Licancabur (5 960 m asl) lying directly on the border with Chile. Beautifully symmetrical volcanic cone rises to a height of nearly six thousand meters above sea level. Despite its height it belongs among simple hiking destinations.  

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-16.197, -71.534
6 057 m / 19 872 ft

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Alpamayo
-8.879, -77.652
5 947 m / 19 511 ft

#15 Alpamayo

The most beautiful mountain in Peru

Because Alpamayo looks like an impossibly beautiful glacier pyramid, it is ranked among one of the most beautiful mountains not only in Peru, but all over the world. Trekking routes lead both from the south (commercial) and northern (more adventurous) side of the mountain, so you can see it from virtually all sides.

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-18.383, -69.048
6 052 m / 19 856 ft

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-18.412, -69.049
5 990 m / 19 652 ft

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