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13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano

13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano
13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano
13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano
13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano
13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano

Conquer the highest volcano on Earth with Andy, EPGAMT certified mountain guide, on this 13-day climbing expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano in Chile!

Private and Group

Andes

13 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Rising between lagoons and salt flats and located in the most arid and desert place of the Andes, Ojos del Salado is a stunning spot waiting to be discovered. Join me on this 13-day climbing expedition and reach the summit of this famous volcano under expert guidance!

Ojos del Salado is the largest active volcano on the planet. Furthermore, at 6,893 meters (22,609 ft), it is the second highest summit in America. It is located on the border between Argentina and Chile, close to the Atacama Desert, and is surrounded by the highest mountains of the Andes.

I have carefully organized this challenging expedition in order to get to the summit in the best possible conditions. Before conquering Ojos del Salado, we’ll climb Siete Hermanos (4780 m / 16043 ft) and Mulas Muertas (5,200 m/ 19,390 ft). These are two popular acclimatization peaks located in the heart of the Atacama Desert. Moreover, this 13 day program also offers the unique opportunity to explore the glacial valleys and turquoise lagoons of the region! Finally, keep in mind that an excellent physical condition and prior mountaineering experience are mandatory. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below.

Let me guide you on this unforgettable 13-day journey to the summit of the spectacular Ojos del Salado. Send your request now and get ready to conquer the highest volcano on the Planet!

Additionally, if you are looking for more unforgettable adventures in Chile, you may also be interested in this San Francisco volcano 10-day guided ascent.

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport - Copiapó City / Bahia Inglesa

First, we will transfer to the city of Copiapó or Bahía Inglesa on the Pacific coast.

Night in hotel.

Day 2: Copiapó / Bahia Inglesa - Valle Chico (3,300 m - 9,840 ft)

To begin, we will transfer to the Andrés Valley. Then we will start the trekking and acclimatization. Finally, we will spend the night in a tent. Full board.

Day 3: Valle Chico - Laguna Santa Rosa (3,762 m - 12,340 ft)

After transferring to a lagoon, we will go hiking and sightseeing through the Salar de Maricunga. Finally, we will spend the night in a tent or shelter. Full board.

Day 4: Laguna Santa Rosa - Siete Hermanos (4780 m / 16043 ft) - Laguna Santa Rosa

We will start with an acclimatization ascent to Siete Hermanos. Finally, we will return to the camp.

Night in tent. Full board.

Day 5: Laguna Santa Rosa - Laguna Verde (4,380 m - 14,366 ft)

Transfer to the shores of Laguna Verde.

Night in tent. Full board.

Day 6: Laguna Verde - Mulas Muertas (5,200 m- 17,056 ft) - Laguna Verde

We will spend another day of acclimatization in the Cerro Mulas Muertas, seeking to reach the elevation of 5,200 meters above sea level. Then, we will return to the camp.

Night in tent or shelter. Full board.

Day 7: Laguna Verde - Atacama desert - Refugio Tejos - Campo Atacama

First we will transfer by vehicle (22 km) to the advanced base camp (5.250 masl). Then, we will carry equipment to the high field (5,750 meters above sea level). Finally, we will return to base camp.

Night in tent or shelter. Full board.

Day 8: Atacama desert (5,250 m- 17,220 ft)

Rest and relax at base camp.

Day 9: Refugio Atacama - Refugio Tejos (5,750 m - 18,860 ft)

After the ascent to the high field we will stop to rest and spend the night in a tent or shelter.

Day 10: Refugio Tejos -Ojos del Salado summit - Tejos refugee (6,893 m - 22,609 ft)

We will have a long day of ascent to the Ojos del Salado summit. Then, we will descent to the high field.

Night in tent or shelter. Full board

Day 11: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather conditions.

Day 12: Refugio Tejos - Atacama desert - Copiapó / Bahia Inglesa (800 m - 2,624 ft)

Finally, to wrap up our trip we head down towards base camp. After, we will be transferred to Copiapó.

Hotel accommodation.

Day 13: Copiapó / Bahía Inglesa - Airport

Breakfast. Airport transfer.

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel in Copiapó In a tent

About the guide

I´m Andy Jones, I was born in Rosario, Argentina's capital of the pampas (flatlands). During my early career I worked as a physical educator (a job I’m still very proud to keep), but I eventually moved to Mendoza and live there for the last 27 years.
I have been feeling a deep attraction to the environment for years, specially for the high altitude, as much as a sport option or an spiritual refuge. I have climbed every sort of Andean mountain since I started climbing in the 80s. I also climbed several high peaks including the highest in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

For the last 23 years I’ve been working as a High Altitude Mountain Guide. During the Southern Hemisphere summer my job has been focused on Aconcagua, leading expedition teams to the summit, where I’ve been 48
times.

I am a relaxed and easy going person, who really loves to introduce people in the high altitude experience, being able to help them enjoy this magic challenge, providing specific logistic, accurate security criteria and dedicated commitment.

Languages

English

Residence

Mendoza, Argentina


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 5454 Each

Group of 2

USD 3083 Each

Group of 3

USD 3083 Each

Group of 4

USD 2980 Each

Group of 5

USD 2980 Each

Group of 6

USD 2877 Each

Group of 7

USD 2877 Each

Group of 8

USD 2671 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price for a group of 9 clients 2590 USD and for a group of 10 is 2390 USD.




 

 

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