Don’t let the word chico (small) in its name deceive you, Bonete Chico is a massive mountain. With a summit at 6,759 meters, it’s among the tallest mountains in the world. Climbing it is a multi-day affair that will leave you with a huge sense of accomplishment.
Best time to visit
December, January, February, March
How to get there
Fly from Buenos Aires to La Rioja and travel via car or transfer to the cerro
The summers are hot and humid sometimes reaching 35 degrees celsius and the winters are cold and short with temperatures rarely dipping below 0 degrees celsius
This is a challenging climb and due to its remote location, it’s advisable to do it with an experienced mountain guide. Trips with a guide will also include acclimatization and camping or overnight stays in mountain huts along the way. It is not an overly technical climb, however, conditions can be extreme and it’s a real test of endurance so you’ll need an excellent level of fitness and mountaineering experience
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