• Trip duration
    8 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Description

The Cerro del Plata is a perfect mountain to have a first introduction to high mountaineering. Moreover, it is usually a point of acclimatization before undertaking more challenging ascents. Once you climb the Cerro del Plata you’ll be ready for the Aconcagua, Tupungato, Mercedario or any other peak of more than 6000 meters.

This expedition up to the summit of Cerro del Plata will take us 8 amazing days. Our starting point will be Vallecitos, Mendoza. During the ascent we’ll spend the night in one of the most important mountain lodges of the area.

Furthermore, there will be some nights that we’ll sleep under the starlight, in a comfortable campsite. At the foot of Cerro del Plata you can also find numerous services and facilities.

At the end of this description you will find more details about the day-by-day itinerary.

Although you won’t need any especial technical skill, it is a program suitable for people with an excellent physical condition.

So, if you think you’re ready for this big mountaineering adventure, join me! You can fill out the form and get in touch with me. That way we can discuss and organize the ascent together!

Itinerary

Day 1

Mendoza - Mausy Hut - Vegitas - Mausy Hut

Departure from Mendoza in a private transfer that will take us directly to Vallecitos (2900 m) in Cordón del Plata. This day we will spend the night in the Mausy mountain hut and we will make a short walk to begin the acclimatization. Dinner included.

Day 2

Mausy Hut - San Bernardo - Mausy Hut

Ascent to Cerro San Bernardo at 4200 m and return to the Mausy hut. Acclimatization process.

Day 3

Mausy Hut - Las Cadenitas - Mausy Hut

Departure in the morning after breakfast, heading to Las Cadenitas, following the acclimatization itinerary. Dinner and overnight in the Mausy mountain hut.

Day 4

El Salto base camp

A good breakfast in the morning will comfort us to continue ascending to arrive at El Salto (4400 m), an ideal place to set up our base camp. Estimated walking time about 6 to 7 hours. Dinner at the base camp.

Day 5

Acclimatization and resting day

Breakfast, day of rest and acclimatization. Short hike in the area.

Day 6

Summit day!

Very early breakfast at 4.00 AM and beginning of the climb to Cerro del Plata (6000m) which will require more than 8 hours of ascent and about 5 hours of descent to the camp. Dinner.

Day 7

El Salto - Mausy Hut - Mendoza

Breakfast. We will disarm the camp to start the descent to the area of the mountain huts where we’ll await the transfer that will take us back to Mendoza.

Day 8

Extra Day

An extra day for more acclimatization or bad weather conditions.

Price per person

1 Person12810ARS

Price includes

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

Other details

Meeting point

Vallecitos, Mendoza.

Accommodation

In mountain huts and camps (2 or 3 person tents)

More info

Price does not include:

- Personal equipment;
- Personal expenses;
- Porters (this cost will be distributed among all the members of the expedition);
- Overnight stay at the huts;
- Meals during the ascent.