People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
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
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will spend the 4th day of our tour acclimatizing to the altitude.
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.
After an exhilarating day of heading up Ansilta peak 4, we will take a day to recover and rest.
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.
Walk back to Los Morrillos
Finally, we will walk back to Los Morrillos.Overnight camping.
Drive back to Mendoza
We will drive back to Mendoza as we wrap up our exciting adventure in the Andes!
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.
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