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Climbing Cerro Bonete Chico

Explore one of Argentina’s highest northern mountains on your next climbing trip.

Situated in the Northern Argentinean province of La Rioja, Cerro Bonete Chico sits at around 6,759 meters and is the sixth highest summit in the Andes. This peak is tucked away in the wilderness of the Cuyo region and climbing to the summit is an awesome challenge.

Top mountain climbing trips | Cerro Bonete Chico:


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Cerro Bonete Chico

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.


Good to know:

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Argentinean Peso

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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Cerro Bonete Chico:

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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