• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Description

This 6-day Ansilta peaks 4 and 5 ascent will take you to a hidden jewel in the Andes!

Ansilta mountain chain (5868 m) is located in San Juan Province, in the northwest of Argentina. It lies for 31 km from north to south and it has many peaks to climb. It’s surrounded by a desertified terrain, which makes it stand out immediately when you see it.

I’ll meet you in Barreal, a quiet town known for the kindness of the local people, the pure air one can breath and its beautiful scenery. All of this makes Barreal an Andean paradise!

So we’ll meet at 10 am and drive to Los Morillos (2500 m) from where we’ll start the hike to our first camp at 3100 m. The following three days we’ll be progressively hiking up to summit Ansilta peaks  4 (5150 msnm) and Pico 5 (5530 msnm). And then we’ll go down easily.

So I invite you to contact me if you wish to experience this 6-day Ansilta peaks 4 and 5 ascent. I promise you it will be an unforgettable adventure. 

And if you want to check some other ascents in this area, please take a look of my Ascent to “Inca’s House”, Incahuasi Volcano or my Ascent San Francisco Volcano, Catamarca.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and hike to 1st camp (3100 m)

Arrival to Barreal. Transfer to Los Morillos (2500 msnm). Hike up to our 1st camp (3100  m). Tent setting and dinner.

Day 2

Hike to 2nd camp (3700 m)

Early start to our 2nd camp (3700 m). Tent setting and dinner.

Day 3

Hike to 3rd camp (4200 m)

Hike to our last camp (4200  m). Tent setting and dinner.

Day 4

Summit day

Ascent to Ansilta 4 (5150 m) and Ansilta 5 (5530 m) summits. Hike down to camp 3 (4200 m). Tent setting and dinner.

Day 5

Hike down to 1st camp (3100 m)

Hike down to camp 1 (3100 m). Tent setting and dinner.

Day 6

Descent to Barreal

Descent to Los Morillos. Transfer to the hotel in Barreal.

Price per person

Group of 316000ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group equipment
All trips are made with 3 clients.

Other details

Skill level required

Beginner
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Barreal in San Juan province.

More info

Recommended equipment:
- Trekking pants
- thermal pants
- Waterproof pants
- 1 pair of warm high mountain socks
- 1 pair of thin socks
- 2 pairs of trekking socks
- Waterproof shoes
- 1 pair of leggings
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 thermal T-shirts
- Fleece jacket
- Warm jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- 1 pair of thin gloves
- 1 pair of gloves
- Cap
- hat
- Buff
- Sunglasses
- Trekking pole
- 75 + 15 liters backpack
- Headlamp
- Sleeping bag (-15º / -20º C)
- Mat
- Thermos
- Swiss army knife
- Plate and glass
- 2 bottles (1 liter minimum)
- Personal first-aid kit
- Sunscreen
- Crampons and Ice axe (depending on the terrain)

Equipment rental: If you need to rent some of the gear please let me know.

Disclaimer

The itinerary could be changed partially or totally if I decide to do it so regarding weather or level conditions. Any change will be taking care of the individual and group safety.