33-day Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Pissis expedition

Challenge yourself on this 33-day expedition to the highest peaks in South America: Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Mount Pissis. Pako, an AEGM certified mountain leader will guide you on this unique program.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

33 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    If you are an advanced mountaineer, this expedition to South America’s tallest mountains is a dream come true. Whether you wish to prepare for an 8,000-meter ascent or simply challenge yourself and achieve a personal goal, this program is an excellent opportunity for you.

    The program offers you the chance to reach the summits of the 3 highest peaks in South America: Aconcagua (6,962 meters), Nevado Ojos del Salado (6,893 meters) and Mount Pissis (6,793 meters). Aconcagua and Pissis are located in Argentina, while Ojos del Salado is situated in the border with Chile. All of them belong to the Andes.

    If you come with me on this expedition, we will spend 33 days exploring this amazing mountain range. The meeting point will be Copiapó, a city in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile. Please, take a look at the bottom of the page for a detailed description of each day’s activities.

    Finally, consider that this expedition is not for everyone. To take part in it, you must have an excellent level of fitness as well as a lot of mountaineering experience.

    Do you think this program would suit you? Then get in touch with me by sending your request now and we’ll start organizing this incredible adventure.

    Looking for a shorter program? Then I also lead a 2-week trip to Ojos del Salado. Check it out!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    11800 EUR

    Group of 2
    6950 EUR

    Group of 3
    5900 EUR

    Group of 4
    4950 EUR

    Group of 5
    4950 EUR

    Group of 6
    4950 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Half-board meals during trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group equipment
     Not included: flights, meals in Caldera, Fiambalá, Mendoza, Penitentes and Santiago, personal insurance, porters.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Copiapó - transfer to Caldera - night in hotel
    • Day 2Transfer to Laguna Santa Rosa (3,762 meters)
    • Day 3Acclimatization ascent to Redondo Colorado (4,180 meters) - transfer to Río Lamas
    • Day 4Acclimatization ascent to Cerro Piedra Pómez
    • Day 5Transfer to Murray Refuge (4,550 meters)
    • Day 6Acclimatization ascent to Mirador de mulas muertas (5,015 meters)
    • Day 7Acclimatization ascent to Cerro San Francisco (6,045 meters)
    • Day 8Transfer to Atacama Base Camp (5,250 meters)
    • Day 9Carry our equipment to Tejos Camp
    • Day 10Atacama Base Camp
    • Day 11Ojos del Salado Summit
    • Day 12Transfer to Las Grutas Refuge (4,100 meters)
    • Day 13Las Grutas
    • Day 14Transfer to Pissis Base Camp (4,600 meters)
    • Day 15Ascent to Camp 1 (5,100 meters)
    • Day 16Ascent to Camp 2 (5,600 meters)
    • Day 17Pissis Summit - descent to Camp 2
    • Day 18Descent to Base Camp - transfer to Fiambalá
    • Day 19Transfer to Mendoza
    • Day 20Mendoza
    • Day 21Transfer to Penitentes
    • Day 22Transfer to Horcones - ascent to Confluencia Camp (3,500 meters)
    • Day 23Ascent to Plaza de Mulas (4,250 meters)
    • Day 24Plaza de Mulas
    • Day 25Ascent to Nido de Cóndores (5,550 meters)
    • Day 26Aconcagua Summit - descent to Nido de Cóndores
    • Day 27Descent to Plaza de Mulas
    • Day 28Descent to Horcones - transfer to Penitentes
    • Day 29Transfer to Santiago
    • Day 30Extra days in case of bad weather
    • Day 33Transfer to the airport
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Copiapó, Chile.

    Accommodation

    Caldera (1 night), Las Grutas (2 nights), Fiambalá (1 night), Mendoza (2 nights), Penitentes (2 nights) and Santiago (1 night).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I try to do things differently, I do not like boxes. I have lived in the corporate world, in a caravan, working as an au pair, a frustrated travel photographer and a Spanish teacher in Denmark. Travel backpacking from Spain to Vietnam for a year and travel the length of Chile on my mountain bike.

    Always in love with travel, I have been working for the outdoor industry since 2008 traveling the world in more than 30 countries. I love to guide and share my experience and mountaineering skills with other lovers of remote and isolated destinations, far from crowded mountaineering centers. When I'm not working or in the mountains you can find me playing the Spanish guitar sitting on the porch of my house sharing the sunset with my lovely girlfriend.

     
     
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