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9-day Ansilta Peak Hike in the Andes

Ansilta Peak Hike
Ansilta Peak Hike

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

Andes

9 Days

Jan - May, Oct - Dec

High

Intermediate


Description

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 includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

Price details

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.


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!

 

About the guide

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Anibal

Mountain 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.

Languages

English

Certificates

AAGM


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