• Trip duration
    13 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Description

The Incahuasi Volcano, with its 6.640 meters, is the 10th highest mountain in The Andes and the second peak of the Puna Catamarqueña, after Llullaillaco.  Incahuasi is also one of the most beautiful mountains of the region and, at that volcano’s foot, we can admire a lake with its vast plain around.

In the zone, we can enjoy the watching of Condors, pink flamingos, vicunas, and foxes.

Here you can read an itinerary of this Incahuasi Volcano trip:

DAY 1: Arrival to Fiambalá at 1.500m. Meeting with the guide, equipment checking, hosting and dinner.

DAY 2: Transfer to Pastos Largos 3.300 meters, where we spend the night in an adobe hut.

DAY 3: We will trek around Pastos Largos with the objective of gaining as altitude as possible and get acclimatized. We will try to ascend to a 4000-meter hill.

DAY 4: In the morning, we will be taken to Las Grutas at 4.000 meters above the sea level. We will rest in the hut of the Provincial Roads in order to start a new acclimatization. During this day we will take care of nutrition, hydration, physical effort and our general conditions.

DAY 5: Trekking to Las Condoreras, Ruinas Incas and Vega del San Francisco. Rest and acclimatization consolidation.

DAY 6: Ascent to Falso Morocho Hill at 4.500 meters (depending on the individual acclimatization grade of each participant)

DAY 7: Ascent to 5.300-meter Bertrand Volcano (depending on the individual acclimatization grade of each participant)

DAY 8: Rest and acclimatization consolidation

DAY 9: From Las Grutas, a transfer will take us to the Incahuasi base. We will trek to our Camp 1 at 5.000 meters of height.

DAY 10: A new trek from the Camp 1 to Camp 2 at 5.700 meters.

DAY 11: Resting day. We should regain strength although we can use this day for a summit attempt.

DAY 12: Summit attempt. We leave the campsite early in the morning and we try to get to the top and back to the Camp 2.

DAY 13: From our Camp 2 we will hike down to the Camp 1 where a transfer will take us back to Fiambalá. Ending of the expedition and our services.

Obligatory equipment:
trekking pants / polar or thermal pants/ waterproof pants/ first skin underwear pants/ 2 pairs of high mountain warm socks/ 2 pairs of Polypropylene socks / 2 pairs of trekking socks/ high mountain double boots/ leggings/ 2 short-sleeved shirts /2 first skin underwear long-sleeved shirts/ polar or wind-stopper suit or jacket / warm jacket (primarily duvet)/ Rain jacket/ firs skin thin gloves / 1 pair of warm gloves and a spare one/ mitten covers or  waterproof gloves / sun hat / polar hat/ buff or polar neck / category 3-4 sunglasses / spare sunglasses/ trekking poles/ 75 + 15 lts backpack / headlamp with spare batteries/ sleeping bag (-15º / -25ºC)/ insulating mat/ 1 l. unbroken thermal water/ multipurpose penknife/ unbroken glass and dish/ 2 1-liter bottles/ personal first aid kit/ sun screen (factor 60 or more)/ lip balm / moisturizing lotion/ lighter/ nylon bags/ crampons and pickaxe cruise (depending on terrain conditions).

Optional: personal cleanliness gear/ camera/ cellphone/ GPS

I will be waiting for your contact to plan together your next trip around the amazing Incahuasi Volcano.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

Accommodation

La Gruta Hut and hostel in Fiambalá