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6-day Andean trek from Mendoza to Santiago

Live an unforgettable experience on this 6-day Andean trek from Argentina to Chile led by Eduardo, an EPGAMT certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Description

Have you ever wanted to cross the Andes? This 6-day Andean trek is the perfect opportunity to finally do it!

This trip leads us from Mendoza in Argentina, to Santiago, the capital and biggest city in Chile. We’ll take one of the routes taken by the Argentine troops to cross the Andes during the Latin American wars of Independence.

During the trip, we’ll visit different natural spots from which we’ll be able to contemplate the astonishing Andean scenery from within. We will go through mountain passes and spend most of the nights in mountain huts and tents. Finally, we’ll relax in a hot spring before heading to Santiago.

Please, take a look below for a more detailed itinerary of the program.

Take into account that this trek is not easy. Crossing the Andes is a very challenging but rewarding experience. Therefore, participants should have prior trekking experience and a very good physical condition.

 Send your request and make your reservation for this Andean trek now. I guarantee you it will be a unique adventure.

Accommodation

Mountain huts and tents.

More info

Do not forget to bring: - hat - sunscreen - sunglasses and lip balm - headtorch - appropriate clothing - trekking boots - sleeping bag - medicine kit - water bottle - trekking poles

Meeting point

Mendoza

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza

We’ll meet in Mendoza for a brief talk and to check the equipment.

Day 2: Portinari - Scaravelli

At 8 am, we’ll transfer you from Mendoza to Portinari (2,500 meters) and have the migration controls. Then, we’ll drive to Scaravelli hut (3,200 meters) where we’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Real de la Cruz

The trekking on the third day is intense. We’ll have a 3-hour trek to Portillo Argentino (4,300 meters) and then descend through a beautiful valley until we reach Real de la Cruz (2,900 meters). The descent will take us 6 hours. We’ll spend the night in a hut.

Day 4: Mirador San Juan

We’ll take a 5-hour trek to the Mirador San Juan (4,000 meters). This will allow us to contemplate some of the beautiful surrounding peaks, such as Tupungato and Piuquenes. We’ll spend the night in tents.

Day 5: El Caletón

On this day, we’ll hike to El Caletón. This trek will take us around 5 hours. Night in tents.

Day 6: Termas del Plomo - Santiago

On our last day, we’ll cross to Chile through the Portillo Pass and go to the Termas del Plomo, where we’ll relax at the hot springs. Then, we’ll drive to Santiago, enjoy dinner and say goodbye.


About the guide

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I'm originally from São Paulo and lived in Brazil until 2010 when I decided to drop everything and live off the mountain.

I used to work in advertising, until I studied and graduated in 2013 from the EPGAMT school in Mendoza. Today I'm one of the few professional mountain guides from Brazil.

I've been a climber for 12 years and have great experience in climbing rock, ice and high mountain. I'm specialized in the Central Andes and climbed dozens of mountains in the region.

I've done crossings in the Central Andes from Argentina to Chile, and ice climbing as well, participating for 5 years in Vallecitos Ice Climbing Festival. In addition I climbed great mountains like: Aconcagua (6962m), Ojos del Salado (6898m), Tres Cruces Sur (6738m), Tres Cruces Central (6640m), Mercedario (6770m), Tupungato Volcano (6556m), Aconcagua and Cerro Plata (5943m), Vicuñas (6087m), among others.

I've been working in Aconcagua for the last 4 years in a row and started as a porter in 2012. I worked my way up and now lead several expeditions at Central and dry Andes.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1959 each

Group of 2

USD 1908 each

Group of 3

USD 1671 each

Group of 4

USD 1495 each

Group of 5

USD 1495 each

Group of 6

USD 1495 each

Group of 7

USD 1495 each

Group of 8

USD 1495 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Not included: accommodation in Mendoza and Santiago, flights, personal equipment, personal insurance. There is the possibility to organize a private trip, but take into account that the price will be higher.


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