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4-day Cerro El Plomo expedition

Cerro El Plomo
Cerro El Plomo
Cerro El Plomo

Come discover the amazing Cerro El Plomo with local aspirant mountain guide Pedro. He'll show you the way to an iconic spot in Chile's central Andes.


4 Days

Jan - Apr, Dec



This 4-day Cerro El Plomo expedition is a great adventure for the nature lovers who also like to learn the history of the place they are visiting.

The Cerro El Plomo (5424 m) is the highest summit visible from Santiago de Chile. And it can be seen from any point of this city, so it’s a constant invitation to conquer its summit.

Also it is of great historical tradition for the south american ancient population. It was an Apu (Guardian) for the Incas: a sacred mountain that gave protection to the valleys which watered their crops.

This 4-day expedition is not a technically difficult hike. But, since we’ll go up to 5424 meters, it will be physically challenging and we’ll go slow. During the last hundred meters we’ll progress through a glacier using Crampons and Ice axe.

And all our effort will be rewarded at the summit, where we’ll see an incredible view of the Central Andes Range, including Mount Aconcagua in the west. There’s also an amazing view of Santiago.

This mountain was my first inspiration as a kid, since I looked at it every day from the city. So I would love to guide you up there!

Sounds like fun? Send me a request now and we’ll start planning this 4-day Cerro El Plomo expedition together.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer


Day 1: Santiago – Piedra Numerada (3300 m)

Transfer from Santiago to Valle Nevado. Short and easy hike to the Base Camp in Piedra Numerada (3300 m). Acclimatization in the camp and night at dome tent.

Day 2: Piedra Numerada - Federación (4130 m)

The mules will take our gear in the morning. We’ll hike for 5 hours through an easy path with a 900 altitude gain to Camp Federación (4130 m). Here we’ll set our tents and plan the next day.

Day 3: Federación - Summit Cerro El Plomo (5424 m) - Federación.

Early start towards the summit. We’ll pass through the sector of La Olla, the Pirka of the Inca, the Glacier and hopefully arrive at noon to the summit. Then we’ll go back to camp Federación.

Day 4: Federacion - Valle Nevado.

Hike down to Valle Nevado. The mules will carry our gear down. We’ll get to Valle Nevado at 4pm aproximatley and take the transfer to Santiago, where we’ll arrive at 7pm.



More info

The following items can be added to the trip if required:

  • Meals where each participant cooks: 230 USD per person.

  • Meals + Expedition cook: 320 USD per person.

  • An extra day can be added to the program in case of bad weather conditions.

Meeting point

Santiago de Chile.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria Santiago Chile
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Hotel Cumbres Vitacura Santiago Chile
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Luciano K Hotel Santiago Chile
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About the guide

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Pedro Pablo

Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Guide from Chile

I’m a mountain guide of UIAGM –IFMGA. I was born in 1983, I live in Pucón, a small city in the northern Patagonia of Chile, a long and narrow country of mountains, that permits do a ski and ski tour in winter and spring and rock climbing and mountaineering in the spring, summer, and autumn.

I love all the mountains sports and enjoy spending my time there.
I start to guide since 2012 as a national mountain guide and since 2016 as an international mountain guide of UIAGM-IFMGA.


English | Spanish



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