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Cerro El Plomo (5424m), 4-day ascent in the Andes, near Santiago

Follow UIAGM certified aspirant guide Nicolás on this 4-day program and get to the top of Cerro El Plomo, an iconic mountain in the Andes near Santiago de Chile.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Reach the summit of an iconic peak in the Andes near Santiago de Chile.

  • Take a route to the top of the mountain according to your level and experience.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views on an exciting 4-day trekking adventure.

Description

Looking for a classic mountaineering route in the Andes? Then follow me on this 4-day program to the top of Cerro El Plomo, an iconic peak in Chile!

At 5,424 meters above sea level, Cerro El Plomo is a mountain in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile where we can take two routes with different levels of difficulty. Whether you’re a beginner in mountaineering or a more advanced participant, we’ll find a suitable itinerary for you. 

To reach the summit of Cerro El Plomo, we can either take the normal route, that reaches an altitude of 5,200 meters, or the route across the Iver Glacier. This last option presents more demanding sections and requires prior experience and a very good level of fitness. If you don’t have a lot of experience in mountaineering, we’ll go for the normal route, which has a small glacier near the summit. However, for more experienced participants, we can offer you the Iver Glacier route. In any case, it’s mandatory to be physically fit.

Please, take a look below for a more detailed description of the trip’s itinerary.

Explore an iconic mountain in Chile by taking part of this 4-day ascent near Santiago de Chile. Please, send the request to book your place and we’ll start making all the necessary arrangements for this adventure in the Andes.

Another great mountaineering opportunity is this 5-day program that I lead to San Jose Volcano, another peak in the Andes, near Santiago. Check it out!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago de Chile - Piedra Numerada

Around 10 am, we’ll start a hike to our first camp, Piedra Numerada, situated at an altitude of 3,500 meters.

Duration: 2-3 hours.

Day 2: Piedra Numerada - Federación

On day 2, we’ll take a 5-hour climb at 8 am to our second camp: Federación (4,100 meters).

Day 3: Summit Day

Day 3 will be summit day. We’ll wake up at 3 am and start at 4 am. It will take us around 10 hours to reach the summit and return to Federación.

Day 4: Federación - Santiago de Chile

On the last day, we’ll enjoy breakfast at 8 am and start a 5-hour walk to the car. Finally, we’ll drive to Santiago de Chile and end our trip.


About the guide

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I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I live in Cajón del Maipo, Chile, where climbing opportunities are almost endless!

I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountain, especially on technical routes. I also do rock climbing courses in different parts of Chile and in my city.

During my tours, I try to generate the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1289 each

Group of 2

USD 877 each

Group of 3

USD 619 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Not included in the price: hotel and other activities.


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