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Cerro El Plata

Cerro El Plata expedition in the Central Andes, Mendoza

Join certified mountain guide Silvina Miana on a thrilling Cerro El Plata expedition in the Central Andes in Mendoza and enjoy stunning views from the summit!






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  • Enjoy a thrilling multi-day adventure in the Central Andes!
  • Discover the beautiful Cerro El Plata.
  • Join a certified guide on a mountaineering program.


Would you like to join a thrilling mountaineering adventure in the Central Andes? Then come with me on this Cerro El Plata expedition starting from Mendoza.

Cerro El Plata is a 5962m giant located in the Central Andes. This stunning peak is one of the highest in Mendoza and is considered an amazing mountaineering feat that many tackle to prepare for Aconcagua.

On this multi-day adventure, I will guide you slowly but surely, to make sure you achieve the summit and revel in the awe-inspiring views from the top. The program I propose is designed to maximize your safety and ensure that you have enough acclimatization time to make the experience enjoyable. The climb itself will take around 7 days, but I have scheduled 1 extra day in case we need more rest time or weather conditions delay our adventure.

This is a challenging climb. You need to have prior mountaineering experience to join and a good fitness level. Furthermore, I will require a medical certificate from you before we set off on our adventure. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.

**So, are you ready for a thrilling mountaineering adventure in the Central Andes? Then book your place now and join me on this Cerro El Plata itinerary to the top of this beautiful peak.

Or, if you prefer, you can also join me on a shorter 2-day or 3-day trek near Mendoza city or a 3-day mountaineering activity with a stunning view of Aconcagua's mountain!**

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Price also includes group kitchen equipment. All the food but the snacks for walking (that are personal and I prefer you chose it)

Personal assistance prior and during the trip related to equipment rent in Mendoza.

Price does not include:

- Transportation outside the mountain itinerary.

- Personal clothes.

- Expenses caused by eventual abandonment of expedition.

- Rescue and evacuation expenses.

- Porters or Mules for personal stuff (can be hired separately).

You can ask for transportation from and to the Mendoza's Airport with an extra fee.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 0: Optional Meet up in Mendoza-equipment check

Last minute rental or purchases.

Day 1: Meeting in Mendoza, 10 am. Transfer to Vallecitos

Transfer by private vehicle to Vallecitos, 80 km from the city.
Short trekking to adapt to the altitude (2 hours of activity). Overnight in a mountain refuge.

Day 2: Trekking Camp "Piedra Grande," 3580 meters

To facilitate the process of adaptation to the altitude, on this day we trek to Piedra Grande (3580m). We have lunch there, return to the hut to rest, and prepare for the next day.

Day 3: Ascent to "El Salto" Camp, 4270 meters

Starting from Las Veguitas Superior, the path will take us ascending to the moraine of the rubble, and later to “el infiernillo," which is the hardest and most mythical section of this portage. We will arrive at the Salto de Agua camp, base for several of the five thousand meter hills in the area, where we can see the entire Potrerillos valley from the balcony. Approximate activity time: 6 to 8 hours.

Day 4: Day of adaptation to altitude. Visit to camp "Hoyada," 4700 meters

Visit to Hoyada camp (4700 m) lunch, and return to El Salto camp. Depending on individual conditions and the physical and physiological state of the expedition members, we will have optional rest.

Day 5: Rest Day

We intend to continue promoting the process of adaptation to altitude.

Day 6: Attempt to summit Cerro Plata, 5960 meters

Before dawn, we will leave from the El Salto Camp towards Portezuelo Plata – Lomas Amarillas, Portezuelo Cerro Vallecitos – Cerro Plata, the ridge, and summit of Cerro Plata. On this day, we have an impressive panoramic view of the Tupungato Volcano, Cerro Aconcagua, Cerro Juncal, Cerro Plomo, the Cordón ,and Quebrada de la Jaula, among others. Depending on the weather, we will spend half an hour at the summit, and then begin our descent to the El Salto camp.

Day 7: Return to Mendoza

Descent to the huts area. Return to the city of Mendoza. End of the expedition.

Day 8: Extra day

Day to be used in case of bad weather. It could not be used, and in that case, the expedition would end the day before.


More info

Please keep in mind you will need to get a medical checkup to join this program.

Meeting point

Mendoza City Center

Equipment you will need to bring

Trekking pants; Polar pants or thermal shoes; Waterproof pants; 2 pairs of high mountain coat stockings; 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of trekking socks; Trekking boots; Double boots (can be plastic); Leggings; Short sleeve shirt; T-shirt inside first long sleeve skin; Diver or polar jacket or windbreaker; Coat jacket (preferably duvet); Waterproof jacket; Fine gloves first skin; Pair of warm gloves; Sun hat; Polar hat or balaclava; Buff type multipurpose scarf; Glasses or sunglasses (Category 4); Trekking sticks; Sanity backpack 75 + 15 liters; Pickaxe; Crampons; Mitts and / or mitten covers; Headlamp; Sleeping bag (-20o C); Insulating mat; Kitchen items (knife, fork, spoon, plate and unbreakable glass); Two empty bottles of at least one liter; Personal medication Sun screen, if possible total screen, or factor 60; Lip balm.


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This is a hard climb due whether conditions and altitude is not recommended for children and teenagers can join with their parents if above 16 years old.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

Aerobic training like running or cycling and supervised strength training.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

Helmet, crampons... please ask according the time of year.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

The base camp equipment is carried by mules.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

Sauces are pre-cooked and the rest of the food is done on the base camp.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

We can try a lower alternative summit.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

Personal Accident policy

First Aid Kit.

VHF communication to be used in emergency case

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?


Can I join a group?

Yes, but is not a condition, you can hire me for a personalised trip (with the price according to that)

About the guide: Silvina

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Trekking Guide

Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. I walked it incansabily and I love to be there and to share it with new people.

I am a Trekking Guide, a professional photographer and I have a Computer Science degree, field where I learned to work with professionalism and ethics.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks mainly in Argentinean Andes.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided during ine of your next trips in the mountais. I can offer you personalized unique experiences!





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