9-day Ansilta Peak Hike in the Andes

Join AAGM certified mountain guide Anibal on a stunning week long climb of the Ansilta Peaks located in the heart of the Andes!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The Ansilta Peaks lie in the heart of the Andes mountains in the Argentine San Juan province. 7 peaks make up this chain of mountains whose altitudes range between 5116 and 5886 mts. Consequently, each of these peaks provides numerous trekking routes to discover the beautiful Andean landscapes. On this 9-day climbing expedition, we will guide you to some of the stunning summits of the Ansiltas!

We will begin with a 6 hour drive from Mendoza to Los Morrillos. Los Morrillos is a beautiful natural reserve in San Juan. Furthermore, it is also an important archeological site with a strong indigenous heritage.  From Los Morillos, on day 2,  we will head to a stream in the mountains called Arroyo Fiero.  Then, after a night of camping out in nature, we will continue up to the Ansilta 3 and 4 base camp. Because we will be steadily ascending up the Andean mountains, we will take a day to acclimatise before attempting the first summit of Ansilta 4. Then, we will take a day to recover from this exhilarating climb. Once we are back on our feet, we will attempt the slightly more demanding summit of Ansilta 3 . Finally, we will wrap up our tour by walking back to Los Morrillos and then driving back to Mendoza. 

Because these are challenging ascents, we require a good fitness level. However, we will be there to guide and help you every step of the way, and we also contemplate acclimatisation and rest into our schedule. Furthermore, all the hard work is well worth the effort as we will enjoy a unique experience with stunning landscapes all around us!

Ready to climb up this breathtaking group of mountains in the heart of the Andes? Then book your place now and join me on this exhilarating 9-day Ansilta Peak Climb!

Looking for something a little more challenging? Then sign up for our 2-week excursion to Mercedario and La Ramada peaks in the Andes!

 

Price per person

 
Group of 2
2800 USD

Group of 3
2800 USD

Group of 4
2800 USD

Group of 5
2800 USD

Group of 6
2800 USD

Group of 7
2800 USD

Group of 8
2800 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
 INCLUDES: Mountain guide, Camping facilities, Porterage of personal and shared gear (10 kg max. per person) with mules or porters to Base Camp, all meals in the mountain, specific shared gear for climbing purposes, road transfers in 4wd as per itinerary. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel nights or meals of any kind in the city, International and domestic airfares, personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room service, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medicals of any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Mendoza - Barreal – Los Morrillos

    First, we will begin our tour with a 6 hs drive in a 4WD, to Los Morrillos at a max. altitude of 2800. Camping  overnight.  

  • Day 2: Los Morrillos - Arroyo Fiero

    Our hike from los Morrillos to Arroyo Fiero will take us approximately 5 hs. We will reach an altitude of 3500 m. Overnight camping.

  • Day 3: Ansilta Peaks 3 and 4 Base Camp

    After a 5 hour trek that will lead us to an altitude of 3900 mm we will reach the Anstilta Peaks 3 and 4 Base camp. Overnight camping. 

  • Day 4: Acclimatization day

    We will spend the 4th day of our tour acclimatizing to the altitude.

  • Day 5: Summit Attempt Ansilta Peak Number 4

    On day five, we will try a challenging 8 hour ascent to the Ansilta peak 4 summit at 5100 m.

  • Day 6: Rest day

    After an exhilarating day of heading up Ansilta peak 4, we will take a day to recover and rest.

  • Day 7: Summit Attempt Ansilta Peak Number 3

    On day 7, we will take on a new challenge: a 12 hour climb of Ansilta peak 3 summit at 5500 m.

  • Day 8: Walk back to Los Morrillos

    Finally, we will walk back to Los Morrillos.Overnight camping. 

  • Day 9: Drive back to Mendoza

    We will drive back to Mendoza as we wrap up our exciting adventure in the Andes!

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Mendoza
Accommodation

Camping

 

About the Guide

 
 

AAGM Guide from Argentina

I ve been guiding in the Central Andeans for the last 25 years, mostly in Mercedario, La Ramada and Ansilta peaks. I really enjoy guiding small groups of people interested in enjoying and feeling the mountains as they are. Do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to help.

 
 
FROM 2800 USD per person

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