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8-day Mountaineering expedition in Cerro Vallecitos, near Mendoza

Follow Ezequiel, EPGAMT- certified guide, on this 8-day mountaineering expedition near Mendoza. Live an unforgettable adventure and reach the top of Cerro Vallecitos!


8 Days

All year




* Discover Cordon del Plata, an amazing mountain range of Argentina.

* Explore a varied terrain with panoramic views.

* Reach the top of Cerro Vallecitos, a famous peak of the Andes.


Would you like to experience an unforgettable mountaineering expedition in the Andes? Then come to Mendoza and join me for an 8-day trip: let’s reach the top of Cerro Vallecitos together!

Vallecitos (5550m) is one of the highest peaks of Cordon del Plata, a group of mountains that are part of the front range of the Andes. Located at about an hour drive away from Mendoza, this mountain is very accessible and is a classic high-altitude climb for first timers. Many mountaineers come here as part of the acclimatization before climbing Aconcagua.

For this exciting experience, we will meet in Mendoza City and get transferred to Vallecitos town. During the ascent, we will explore a varied terrain and discover breathtaking views of the Andes. Furthermore, we will sleep in charming mountain huts and camps where we will taste delicious local food!

Keep in mind that this 8-day expedition does not require previous mountaineering experience. However, you will need a good fitness level to deal with the high altitudes!

So, if you are up for this awesome 8-day mountaineering trip near Mendoza, please get in touch with me. Let me guide you to the summit of the impressive Cerro Vallecitos, in Cordon del Plata!

If you prefer shorter adventures, check out my 4-day ascent to Adolfo Calle and Stepanek.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Hot shower

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

On the first and second nights, we use a mountain refuge. The rest of the nights, we use tents


Day 1: Mendoza (760m) - Vallecitos town (2750m)

The meeting point will be the YPF gas station which is in front of the bus terminal. From there, the group will be transferred to Vallecitos. Once there, we will settle in a mountain hut.

Day 2: Mountain hut - Veguitas Superior Camp (3350m)

Hike to our first camp. We will sleep in tents for the rest of the excursion.

Day 3: Veguitas Superior- El Salto Camp (4200)

4/6 hrs trek to El Salto.

Day 4 to 7: Final ascent

The final ascent to the top of Cerro Vallecitos will take us 4 days. We will set up our camps on the way.

Day 8: Return to Mendoza



More info

Please bring appropriated clothing and footwear, backpack, sun protection, water, snacks and personal documentation / Children under 14 are not allowed.

Meeting point

Mendoza City, Argentina.

About the guide

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Trekking Guide

My name is Ezequiel David Di Fabio, I am a professional Mountain guide, National Physical Education teacher, lifeguard and ski instructor.

For nine years I have been carrying out different experiences in nature with groups of varied ages in order to promote activity.

Motivated by this goal is that I work with explore and share where I propose mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing outings in Argentina.

Throughout these years I have traveled from Salta to Tierra del Fuego, carrying out different group expeditions in our country, as well as developing myself professionally in other countries such as Peru.


English | Spanish



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