8-day Cerro Vallecitos guided ascent

Join Mauricio, a IFMGA certified guide, in an 8-day Cerro Vallecitos guided ascent. A wonderful expedition to an amazing Central Andes mountain!




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Come join me in this 8-day Cerro Vallecitos guided ascent! I’ll make sure you have a smooth and gradual ascent to a peak with a wonderful view!

    Cerro Vallecitos guided ascent is a recommended expedition to those climbers looking to acclimatize before ascending to the higher mountains of the area, like Aconcagua or Tupungato. But it could be also an opportunity to climb a demanding peak close to Mendoza. Because you don’t need a permit to climb it, there is no bureaucracy involved. So it’s a great choice if you don’t want to spend time outside the mountain. Furthermore, it could be a final summit ascent before going home, if you have some extra time in Mendoza, after a higher climb.

    Therefore, I offer a gradual ascent, perfect for all the previous reasons. First of all we’ll arrive to a nice Mountain Refuge in Vallecitos. We’ll do a first hike to the Cerro Lomas Blancas (3650 m) to stretch our legs. And on the next couple of days we’ll do a smooth ascent. First, Piedra Grande Camp (3550 m). Second, El Salto Camp (4200 m), where we’ll spend a whole day acclimatizing. Third, Cerro Plata High  Camp (4900). And the final ascent to the Cerro Vallecitos Summit (5550 m)!

    In addition, mules will carry your equipment. So you’ll be able to hike light, which is better to enjoy the scenery!

    So don’t hesitate and contact me for this 8-day Cerro Vallecitos guided ascent! And if you are looking for some higher adventures in Mendoza, check out my other trips: Aconcagua Ascent and Tupungato Summit.

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    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Arrival

      Arrival to Vallecitos Mountain Refuge. Quick ascent to Cerro Lomas Blancas (3.650 m).

    • Day 2Hike to Piedra Grande Camp

      Ascent to Piedra Grande Camp (3550 m).

    • Day 3Hike to El Salto Camp

      Ascent to El Salto Camp (4200 m).

    • Day 4Acclimatization Day

      Rest day El Salto Camp (4200 m).

    • Day 5Hike to High Camp

      Ascent to Cerro Plata high Camp (4900 m).


    • Day 6Summit Day

      Summit Day (5500 m).

    • Day 7Departure

      Hike down to Vallecitos and transfer to Mendoza.

    • Day 8Extra Day

      Extra day in case of bad weather.


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    1 night in Vallecitos Mountain Refuge.

    6 night in tents.

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    Good physical condition and previous mountaineering experience is required.

    Included: Mule luggage transport from Vallecitos to Piedra Grande; Piedra Grande to El Salto; El Salto to Vallecitos.


    About the Guide


    I am a Mountain Guide (AAGM and IFMGA) from Mendoza region. Born in 1968. I live in Chacras de Coria. I am also professor of Physical Education.

    I really like to offer guided mountain activities and instruction on different types of terrain like rock, ice, snow and altitude and its different modalities such as trekking, mountain skiing, medium and high mountain climbing, and also sporty, classic, alpine and big walls climbing. It can be realized in trips of short duration or in the form of expedition along the different possibilities offered by the Cordillera de los Andes.

    All my activities are developed using the most modern and updated safety standards, with the highest international quality standards and with logistical support developed through many years of experience in the Andes.

    Some activities that highlight my career:
    Director of Summit since 1992.
    Director of sports training courses since 1990.
    Instructor Guide AAGM Montana.
    33 summits to Mount Aconcagua with over 100 clients on top.
    Numerous tours in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
    Summit to Mount Cho Oyu, 8.201m, Himalaya.
    Summit to Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia.
    Climbing in the Alps, Europe and USA.
    First integral to the southeast edge, Cerro Aconcagua.
    First winter ascent of Cerro Mercedario 6.770m. Central Andes.
    Mountain Guides Instructor in AAGM.
    Director of Technical Committee AAGM.
    Author of the guidebook "Aconcagua, La Cima of America."
    Author of the guide "Climbing in Mendoza".



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