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Climb Adolfo Calle and Stepanek (Cordon del Plata) in 4 days, near Mendoza

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Join Ezequiel, EPGAMT- certified guide, for a 4-day adventure in Cordon del Plata, near Mendoza. Reach the summit of two impressive mountains: Adolfo Calle and Stepanek!



4 Days

All year


All levels


* Discover Cordon del Plata, an amazing mountain range of Argentina.

* Reach the top of two impressive mountains: Adolfo Calle and Stepanek.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes.


Are you looking for a stunning mountaineering adventure in the Andes? Then join me for this 4-day trip and climb two peaks of Cordon del Plata, near Mendoza, Argentina!

Cordón del Plata, located about 100 km from Mendoza City, is a group of mountains part of the front range of the Andes. With elevations ranging between 4000 and 5000 meters, it offers awesome challenges for hiking and mountaineering lovers.

Our 4-day tour invites you to explore this region and try to reach two of its prized summits: Adolfo Calle (4296m) and Stepanek (4194m). We will meet in Mendoza, and after a car-transfer to Vallecitos, the adventure will begin! We will cross an amazing terrain and live an unforgettable mountaineering experience. Furthermore, we will spend 3 nights in charming mountain huts or campings surrounded by a unique alpine landscape.

Keep in mind that this tour does not require previous climbing experience. However, you will need a good fitness level to deal with the altitude! Of course, I will be available at all times to help and guide you. 

So, if you want to discover a beautiful region of the Andes, please contact me and come to Mendoza. Let’s reach the top of Adolfo Calle (4296m) and Stepanek (4194m), two stunning mountains of the Cordon del Plata together!

We can also visit the city of San Rafael, another tourist destination in the Mendoza Province. Check out my hiking, rock climbing and mountain bike programs!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tents

- Clean drinkable water


Day 1: Mendoza bus terminal - Vallecitos (2750m)

The meeting point will be the YPF gas station which is in front of the bus terminal. From there, the group will be transferred to Vallecitos. Once there, we will set in a mountain hut.

Day 2 to 3: Mountaineering adventure

Ascents to Adolfo Calle (4296m) and Stepanek (4194m)

Day 4: Return to Mendoza



More info

Please bring appropriated clothing and footwear, backpack, sun protection, water, snacks and personal documentation / Children under 14 are not allowed.

Meeting point

Mendoza City, Argentina.


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

It is an excellent experience to begin in the height of the Andes since we will sleep three nights in a refuge with all the basic comforts

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

All year round it is possible depending on your experience and what you are looking for. If you want snow all year round, if you prefer a warmer climate, I recommend from September to April or May, it will depend on the first snowfall.

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

One guide for every three passengers, in this case for the summit day I recommend hiring an assistant guide. From passenger 4 to passenger 6, an assistant guide will come with us throughout the trip.

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

To ensure you are well-prepared for the challenges of climbing mountains, I strongly recommend maintaining a regular training regimen of at least three sessions per week. Focus on building your endurance and strength through a variety of exercises. Incorporate activities such as hiking, running, cycling, or stair climbing to improve your cardiovascular fitness and prepare your body for sustained physical exertion.

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

we don't need porters in this experience

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

They must also have a medical insurance service, are paid outside the expedition.

Can I join a group?

Yes, I wait for you to join the proposed dates!

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?

yes, you can rent all de equipment

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

During the entire expedition, we will be camping in tents in the mountains. However, before or after the expedition, you will have the opportunity to luxuriate in the comfort of a hotel in Mendoza capital. Are meals while in the mountain are included in this trip.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event that bad weather puts the health of someone in the group at risk, we will wait at the base camp. If it is not possible to continue for safety reasons, the trip will be suspended. I will always look for a way to reach the top and continue the journey within safety parameters.

About the guide

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Trekking Guide

My name is Ezequiel David Di Fabio, I am a professional Mountain guide, National Physical Education teacher, lifeguard and ski instructor.

For nine years I have been carrying out different experiences in nature with groups of varied ages in order to promote activity.

Motivated by this goal is that I work with explore and share where I propose mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing outings in Argentina.

Throughout these years I have traveled from Salta to Tierra del Fuego, carrying out different group expeditions in our country, as well as developing myself professionally in other countries such as Peru.


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What people are saying about this trip



Excellent preparation prior to the experience and excellent accompaniment during the experience. I did with Ezequiel 2 expeditions: Adolfo Calle - Vallecitos - Mendoza; Volcán Beltrán - Catamarca. Highly positive experiences!

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