trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
3 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Let me take you on a journey to the top of the Cerro Penitentes (4,350m).

Located in the Central Andes, not far from the city of Mendoza, the Cerro Penitentes is truly special. It may be one of the more unique peaks you will ever see. It has been shaped by wind and moulded by time. The resulting erosion makes the peak look like a group of penitents praying on their knees. Thus the name.

The Cerro Penitentes is also known as the high mountain because of its altitude. But don’t let that scare you. While difficult, it is a climb that requires no prior experience. Thus making it a perfect first step in high altitude climbing.

We will be making this climb in a brisk 3 days. We will first meet in Mendoza before making our way via private transfer to Villa Penitentes. After that we will trek to the mountain refuge Grajales and stay the night. The next morning, after breakfast, it’s on to the Cerro Penitentes before returning to the mountain refuge. The last day it’s back to Villa Penitentes and back to the city of Mendoza.

So join me up this amazing mountain. Stand atop its peak. Rest on your knees in awe of a view that inspired prayer from the mountain itself.

I will be awaiting your message.

And if you are looking for another, perhaps easier trek within the Central Andes, you can also join me on this trip.


Day 1

City of Mendoza - Villa Penitentes - Mountain Refuge Grajales (2,900m)

Day 2

Mountain Refuge Grajales - Ascend Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) - Mountain Refuge Grajales

Day 3

Mountain Refuge Grajales - Villa Penitentes - City of Mendoza

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Meeting point

City of Mendoza


Mountain Refuge Grajales