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3-day Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) climb in the Andes, near Mendoza

Cerro Penitentes

Join certified mountain guide Guillermo de Haro on a thrilling 3-day climb of Cerro Penitentes in the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina!



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  • Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Andes.
  • Join a thrilling 3-day Cerro Penitentes climb.
  • Discover the amazing mountaineering opportunities in Mendoza.


Would you like to catch one of the most stunning views of the Andes Mountains? Then join me on this 3-day adventure to the top of the breathtaking Cerro Penitentes in Mendoza!

Cerro Penitentes is located in the Andes Mountains in Mendoza Province in Argentina. This impressive peak boasts a 4,350m altitude and offers one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Andes and of Aconcagua from its summit. Furthermore, the Penitentes climb is straightforward and doesn’t require technical skills.

On this 3-day adventure, we will start by driving to Penitentes where we will set off on our hike towards the base camp. Then, on the second day, we will attempt the summit before returning to our campsite. Finally, on the third day, we will return to Mendoza. On the way, we will enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Andes and of Aconcagua. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that this is not a technical climb. However, you will need a good fitness level as we will be hiking between 5-7 hours per day. Additionally, the trek is more challenging in the winter and requires special equipment, so take this into consideration when planning. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to help and guide you.

So, are you ready for a thrilling mountaineering adventure to the top of Cerro Penitentes in Mendoza? Then book your place now and join me on this 3-day program in the Andes!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 500 Each

Group of 2

USD 350 Each

Group of 3

USD 300 Each

Group of 4

USD 300 Each

Group of 5

USD 300 Each

Group of 6

USD 300 Each

Group of 7

USD 300 Each

Group of 8

USD 300 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Drinks

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details


• Roundtrip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza

• All meals | except in Mendoza

• Bilingual guides

• Radio communications

• All shared equipment for the expedition | Tents, stoves, etc.


• Personal items | e.g. hygiene, clothes etc.

• Personal porter

• Phone communications and items of a personal nature

• Insurance liability

• Ground or air evacuations

• Hospitalization or medication of any kind

• Any expenses due to last-minute cancellations or delays

• Additional costs due to any change in the activity requested by the client

• Any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet


Day 1: Mendoza- Penitentes Base Camp

Reception in Mendoza City 8: 00hs. Transfer by car to Villa Los Penitentes (2,600 mts / 8530ft). Hike to the base camp (3200mts / 10.498ft).

Day 2: Summit day

Ascent to the summit (4,356mts / 14,271ft); return to base camp.

Day 3: Return to Mendoza

Descent to Villa Los Penitentes. Transfer to Mendoza city. End of service.




Campsites: we will use tents for two or three people.

Meeting point

We will meet at the hotel or the client's accommodation.

Equipment you will need to bring




Watter bottle

Other gear: Sliping Bag

About the guide

UIMLA-AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina

Dedicated to climbing and exploring in the Andes mountains for over 20 years. He has been at the summit of Aconcagua 15 times one of which ascended by the Glacier of the Polish.

He also climbed Nevado de Huascaran, Alpamayo and Tocllarraju in Peru; Huayna Potosi, Illampu, Pequeño Alpamayo in Bolivia; Volcan Lanin, Incahuasy, Poincenot Needle, Guilloumet Needle, C ° Gorra Blanca, and 10 trips to the southern Patagonian Ice Cap, just to mention some of his ascensions, besides several crossings in ski in the patagonia as well as in the Mendocinos andes.






Mendoza, Argentina

What people are saying about this trip

Rutger de Groen


August, 2022

Although we didnt climb penitentes due to weather circumstances, I would still rate Mirador del Tolosa a 5 star. The climb was amazing. There was a lot of snow, which made the trip very challenging but really nice!!

Robyn Collins


January, 2022

The entire trip from the admin side with explore-share to Guillermo’s organisation and personality was superb. The mountain is stunning, with vivid colours of the rainbow. Guillermo provided support, humour and knowledge along the way to the summit with breath taking views of Aconcagua and the Andes. I spent New Year’s Eve playing cards, drinking the finest Cab Franc from Zapata wine, salami from Tandil, and trying to identify the constellations in the magical sky, near the fire with Guillermo. Highly recommended.



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