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Ascent to Domuyo Volcano, Patagonia

Also known as The Patagonia Roof, the Domuyo Volcano is the highest peak of the region and its ascent have typical features of a mountain expedition because of its topography, climate, long days of carrying and camps in the altitud.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

We invite you to live the experience of climbing Domuyo Volcanothe highest mountain of the Patagonia and finding imposing sceneries around. You will also be part of the crossing of a famous mountain river, slopes with carries, expeditions and legendary myths of the zone.

Domuyo Volcano is located in the Northeast of the province of Neuquén and it is the mean peak of an arid and inhospitable area. The first ascent took place in 1903 by the Uruguayan priest Lino del Valle Carvajal and many other villagers such as Forgerini and Roza Flores.

From its summit we can see the Campanario, Tupungato, Chillan, Copahue and the lakes Varvarco in the South of Campanario.

Here you have the complete program

Day 1

We meet in the city of Zapala, from where we drive about 200 km to the foot of Domuyo Volcano. Then, we enter to a gravel road to drive another 200 kilometers. Once in the place we set up the camp at 2.400 meters of height in order to start the acclimatization.

Day 2

We start the ascent to the camp 1, located at 3.300m where we spend the second night. This stage consists in an easy walking without slopes or hard carries.  

Day 3

We start out first summit trial if climate allows. Once in the summit we will hike down to the camp where we spend the night. During this day we will walk among steep slopes with some weight and, depending on the season, we may find snow and ice.

Day 4

Returning to the base where we spend the afternoon in the thermal baths and then, we will be transferred to Varvaco where we sleep.

Day 5

After breakfast we continue our journey to Zapala, the final point.

Also known as The Patagonia Roof, the Domuyo Volcano is the highest peak of the region and its ascent have typical features of a mountain expedition because of its topography, climate, long days of carrying and camps in the altitud. Your reward: an outstanding cultural and geological wealth that surrounds the entire region, you will make certainly enjoy the adventure.

An unbelievable challenge in one of the wildest mountain of the Northern Patagonia. Please contact me for further information or advice!

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT: Sleeping bag (to -10 °C minimum) 60-70 lts backpack- thermal insulation- Mountain boots (waterproof preferably) - 1 synthetic, feather or polar jacket - Waterproof jacket - Waterproof pants - 1 polar diver - 2 synthetic underwear - Warm gloves - 3 pairs of synthetic sockets - Warm hat - Visor cap - Sunscreen (upper than 20) - UV sunglasses - Polar neck or scarf - Headlamp with spare batteries - Identifying medicines restrictions - Good health certificate - Plastic bags - Dish, jug, fork, knife, spoon - Hygiene elements - Swimwear - Leggings

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About the guide

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Argentine professional Mountain Guide (AAGM-PNL)

I was born in the Andes area, North Patagonia, and I am a certified guide from the Argentina Mountain Guides Association.

I specialize in guided tours to Lanin volcano, by the normal route or other alternative routes and I also have the authorization of Lanin National Park since 2003. I have done between 30 and 40 ascents to Lanin per season, which gives me the experience and security to plan the safest programs with the best services.

In addition to Lanin, I also specialize in guided tours to Domuyo and Tromen volcanos, and traverses in the San Martin de los Andes area.

I am also an Ecomed lifeguard, and I have done the rescue courses in a leadership and natural environment.


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