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Cerro Penitentes 2-day guided ascent in Mendoza

Penitentes Neighbouring peaks
Cerro Penitentes from base
Bridge by international road Penitentes at back
refuge Penitentes

Climb to the peak of Cerro Penitentes on this 2-day hike and discover the Andes' and Mendoza's most beautiful landscapes with Eduardo, a certified mountain guide.

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2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




I invite you to climb one of Mendoza’s friendliest 4,000ers: Cerro Penitentes. At an altitude of 4,350 meters, this mountain offers impressive views and exciting hiking routes. It is known as the Mirador de Aconcagua (Aconcagua’s viewpoint) and also offers views of Tolosa (5,430m) and other beautiful peaks. Come and discover it on this wonderful adventure in the The Andes!

First, we’ll meet in Mendoza and drive 3 hours to the base of Cerro Penitentes. Then, the first day, we’ll hike to our base camp and spend the night there. The next day, we’ll try to reach the Penitentes summit in an 8-hour round-trip hike. If we have bad weather conditions or the group needs more time, we can sleep a second night at the base camp.

Please find below a more detailed itinerary and also a list of what you will need to bring for this adventure. We will check the equipment before starting our trek. Also, keep in mind you will need a good fitness level for this adventure!

Are you ready for a breathatking ascent of the Cerro Penitentes in Mendoza? Then join me and book your place now! This incredible mountaineering route is open year-round and waiting for you.

I offer other ascents in the area if you are looking for more options. For example, a 17-day trek through Aconcagua’s normal route.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 500 Each

Group of 2

USD 450 Each

Group of 3

USD 400 Each

Group of 4

USD 400 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include hotel nights or meals in Mendoza, flights from/to Mendoza, personal equipment, money return in case you abandon the trip, international travel insurance or reimbursement for loss or damage of your personal equipment.


Day 1: Mendoza – Penitentes base camp

We’ll drive from Mendoza to Penitentes. We’ll hike to our base camp.

Day 2: Summit of Penitentes

8-hour round-trip hike to the summit. Depending on weather and the progress we make, we can stay for a second night at the base camp.

Day 3: Spare day for weather or in case we decide to stay at base camp on the 2nd day



More info

You will need to bring a bandana, a hat, ski goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm, a headtorch, light down jacket, snowproof jacket, 2 long-sleeve shirts, a fleece jacket, trekking pants, gaiters, base layer pants, snowproof pants, waterprrof gloves, sandals, trekking boots and socks, a sleeping bag, a 45-liter backpack, altitude medicine, personal hygiene kit and a water bottle.

I can help you rent the equipment. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, performance of the group, administrative problems or any other events not described. You need to have an international travel insurance.

About the guide

I'm originally from São Paulo and lived in Brazil until 2010 when I decided to drop everything and live off the mountain.

I used to work in advertising, until I studied and graduated in 2013 from the EPGAMT school in Mendoza. Today I'm one of the few professional mountain guides from Brazil.

I've been a climber for 12 years and have great experience in climbing rock, ice and high mountain. I'm specialized in the Central Andes and climbed dozens of mountains in the region.

I've done crossings in the Central Andes from Argentina to Chile, and ice climbing as well, participating for 5 years in Vallecitos Ice Climbing Festival. In addition I climbed great mountains like: Aconcagua (6962m), Ojos del Salado (6898m), Tres Cruces Sur (6738m), Tres Cruces Central (6640m), Mercedario (6770m), Tupungato Volcano (6556m), Aconcagua and Cerro Plata (5943m), Vicuñas (6087m), among others.

I've been working in Aconcagua for the last 4 years in a row and started as a porter in 2012. I worked my way up and now lead several expeditions at Central and dry Andes.


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What people are saying about this trip

Anne-Laure Tinardon


October, 2018

These 2-days in Cerro Penitentes were amazing in the environnement of Aconcagua and the Andes in general. Eduardo has been very professional, very reactive to my questions before and during the trek, very aware or my wellness. We had a very good time and I should recommend it for sure.



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