Reach the summit of Cerro Bonete in La Rioja and spend 15 days in the Andes on this mountaineering program led by experienced mountain guide Luciano.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
At 6,759 meters of altitude, Cerro Bonete is situated in the Argentinean province of La Rioja. After Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Mount Pissis, it is among the highest mountains in America.
If you would like to spend 2 weeks in the middle of the Andes and reach the summit of a fantastic stratovolcano, you can’t miss this opportunity. Apart from climbing, acclimatizing and setting up camps, we will discover beautiful natural spots and contemplate incredible views. Also, on the way to the mountain, we will find archeological remains and ancient constructions.
For a detailed description of each day’s activity, you can take a look at the itinerary below.
Please, keep in mind that although this ascent is not too technical, it is very demanding physically. That is why it is mandatory to have a very good level of fitness, as well as prior mountaineering experience.
So, are you ready to reach the top of Cerro Bonete in La Rioja? All you have to do is contact me by sending your request. I will be glad to be your guide on this adventure!
Also, you can check out the expedition that I lead to Mount Pissis.
- Guiding fee
Arrival to La Rioja or Catamarca. Transfer to Villa San José de Vinchina in La Rioja. Accommodation in Hostel and dinner in a restaurant. We will have a brief and discuss the details of the program.
Transfer to the mountain refuge. Night at the refuge or in tents.
Hikes and ascents in nearby mountains. Discover Laguna Brava.
Acclimatization ascent to carry our equipment to Camp 1.
A 4 to 6-hour ascent to Camp 1.
A challenging ascent to Camp 2 in a beautiful environment.
We will depart at 6 am and take an exciting and demanding climb of 8 to 10 hours to the top of Cerro Bonete.
Farewell dinner and traditional barbeque.
La Rioja or Catamarca.
Other gear: Boots, socks, pants, jackets, t-shirts, cap, gloves, sleeping bag, headlamp, sunscreen.
EPGAMT Mountain Guide from Mendoza, Argentina.
I always enjoyed the mountains, and started with mountaineering activities since a young age, so it was natural for me to become a mountain guide. I’ve been working for more than 15 seasons in Aconcagua, first as porter, then as Mountain Guide assistant, and now as Mountain Guide.
I climbed a lot of peaks all along the Andes mountain range, in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, including Aconcagua (6.962 mt – 27 ascents, through different routes like the North and the Polish glacier-), Co Plata (6.000 mt), Ojos del Salado (6.780 mt), Mount Pissis (6.850 m), C° LLullaillaco (6.723 m), C° Incahuasi (6.450 m), Vn Sajama (6.550 m), Vn Bonete Chico (6 750 m), Co Junción (5000 m), Toclaraju ( 6036m), Pisco (5750m), and the three summits of Tres Cruces 6.780m. I recently did my first expedition in the Himalayas, where I reached the summit of Mt Lhotse (8.516 mt).
I usually enjoy organizing expeditions to wild, off-the-beaten-track destinations, that need a complex logistic that you won’t find easily elsewhere.
I am fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
Italian | English
Personally, was more impressed with the road trip towards the mountain than the mountain itself, but it was definitely worth going. The lunar landscape in this remote area is absolutely awesome. The guide was well prepared, very friendly, and even a surprisingly good cook. The location is as far as you are likely to get from civilisation. The weather was also unusually good. But the mountain is tough and frustrating sliding down every step in the loose gravel and sand. Not everyone's cup of tea
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