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Ascent San Francisco Volcano, Catamarca

Ascent San Francisco Volcano, Catamarca. 7-day trip with Martin, EPGAMT certified mountain guide. Discover the unique landscape of the northern Andes in Argentina!

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7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec




In this 7 days mountaineering program we will go up San Francisco, an impressive 6040 meters volcano in the Northern Andes, in the border between Argentina and Chile.

San Francisco is located in the region of ‘seismiles’ (peaks of over 6000 meters) in the province of Catamarca. From it’s summit you can appreciate other mythical mountains, such as Ojos del Salado, Tres Cruces and Incahuasi.

It is a physically demanding ascent, but it has no technical difficulties. And you’ll enjoy unique landscapes, with mountains full of astonishing colors and snowy peaks. And the region has written all over it it’s past, when it was part of the Inca Empire more than 500 years ago.


Day 1: Arrival to Fiambalá. Guides presentation and equipment checking. Dinner and night at a hostel in Fiambalá.

Day 2: Transfer to refuge Pastos Largos, at 3300m. Dinner and night at Pastos Largos.

Day 3: Acclimatization trek and ascent to a 4000m peak. Rest, dinner and night at Pastos Largos.

Day 4: Transfer from Pastos Largos to Las Grutas refuge, at 4100m. Dinner and night there.

Day 5: Ascent to Cerro Falso Morocho, of 4500m. Descent and night at Las Grutas.

Day 6: Transfer from Las Grutas to Paso San Francisco (4700m). Ascent to San Francisco volcano, of 6040 meters. Descent and transfer back to Las Grutas refuge.

Day 7: During the morning we return to Fiambalá. End of expedition.

Contact me if you are interested in this 7 days expedition to San Francisco volcano in Catamarca. You’ll discover a fascinating area of the Andes!

Extra details
Equipment needed

Ask for a full list of the personal equipment you should bring for the expedition.

Level required

Very demanding physically
No technical difficulties

Included in the price

– Accomodation in Fiambalá and refuges
– All meals during the expedition
– EPGAMT certified mountain guides
– Transfers during expedition
– Group first aid kit
– Common group equipment (camping and cooking equipment)
– Personal accident insurance
– VHF-UHF radio
– High altitude tent

Spots of interest
San Francisco Volcano

San Francisco is located in the region of ‘€˜seismiles’€™ (peaks of over 6000 meters) in the province of Catamarca. From it’s summit you can appreciate other mythical mountains, such as Ojos del Salado, Tres Cruces and Incahuasi.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1000 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per person to join a group.

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About the guide

EPGAMT Mountain guide from Argentina.

The mountain is my workplace and space to enjoy what I like to do ... mountaineering.

I climbedd and promoted various mountains and volcanoes such as: Aconcagua , Ojos del Salado, Pissis , Walter Penck , Incahuasi, Plata, Rincon, Vallecitos , etc.

The mountain can find oneself, to rediscover the essence and every moment. It is a natural place that transmits balance, harmony, tranquility and at the same time, tests us and motivates us to self-improvement. The mountain is accessible to all, just enough to take the first step ... we offer a different experience to share.




Buenos Aires

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