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Climb to the summit of Ojos del Salado (6893m), 12 days with acclimatization

Ojos del Salado

Join Ezequiel, EPGAMT- certified guide, for an awesome 12-day mountaineering tour in the Andes. Conquer the summit of Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world!

Private

Andes

12 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb Ojos del Nevado, the highest volcano in the world.
  • Discover the most arid and desert area of ​​the Andes.
  • Spend 12 days exploring the Andes with an expert guide.

Description

Would you like to climb the highest volcano in the world under expert guidance? Then join me! Let’s reach the summit of Ojos del Salado together!

Ojos del Salado (6893m) is in the Chilean city of Copiapó and the Argentine province of Catamarca. It stands at the most arid and desert area of ​​the Andes, a broad plateau called the South American Altiplano.

First climbed in 1937, this impressive peak holds several records: it is the highest volcano in the world, the second highest in America, the highest mountain in the Chilean Andes and the second in the Argentine Andes after Aconcagua (6962m)!

For this 12-day expedition, we will meet in Fiambala. After some acclimatization days on the Argentina side, we will head up to the top of Ojos del Salado. Before attempting the summit, we will spend the last night in the César Tejos Hut, at an altitude of 5900m.

Please note that this expedition does not require previous mountaineering experience. However, you should have a good fitness level!

So, if you want to live an unforgettable mountaineering experience in the Andes, please get in touch with me. Let’s conquer the summit of Ojos del Salado!

I can also take you to the top of Incahuasi, in Argentina. Check it out here.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fiambalá - Cortaderas

12:00 Meeting ni Fiambalá. Equipment check and expedition briefing. Transfer to Cortaderas (3300m). Free afternoon.

Day 2: Cerro Conquena

Ascent to Cerro Coquena 4035m, trekking of 6 to 7 hours of activity. Night in Cortaderas.

Day 3: Cerro Coquena

Relax at the hotel. Free day.

Day 4: Cerro La Coipa

Ascent to cerro La Coipa 5000m.

Day 5: Las Grutas

Transfer to Las Grutas at 4100m, a day of relaxation and acclimatization: soft trekking and photo safari, San Francisco lagoon, wildlife, swans, vicuñas, and views of the Incahuasi Volcano. Those who wish can spend time relaxing, bathing in a hot spring at 4200m. Ascent to the Beltrand Volcano 5200m. Overnight in tents.

Day 6: San Francisco

To continue our acclimatization, we rest from the two previous days and prepare for the summit day of San Francisco. In the afternoon, we move from Las Grutas to the base of San Francisco at 4700m, from there we start our ascent to the summit. Overnight in a roadside shelter or tent (without services).

Day 7: San Francisco

Ascent to San Francisco. Overnight in a roadside shelter or tent.

Day 8: Cortaderas Hotel

In the morning, after completing all the procedures at customs, we will go to the Cortaderas Hotel, rest, and resupply for the second part of the expedition, we will stay at the hotel that night.

Day 9: Arenal High Camp

Transfer from the hotel to Arenal high camp (5500m approx.) 14 hours of travel with no trail to follow, river fording, pure 4x4 adventure. Night in Arenal high camp.

Day 10: Camp C1

After breakfast, we get ready to move to the high-altitude camp C1 5800m approx. 3 to 5 hs. Night in C1.

Day 11: Arenal Camp

Summit attempt (6893M) and descent to Arenal Camp.

Day 12: Fiambala - End of the trip

Departure from the valley. Night in Fiambala. End of services.

The planned itinerary includes three extra days due to weather conditions.

 

Details

More info

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

Meeting point

Fiambala, Catamarca (Argentina).

About the guide

I am a trekking guide, a physical education teacher and a lifeguard. For the past 5 years, I´ve worked as a guide and assistant guide in the mountains. I have also been in charge of groups of children and teenagers at different schools and summer camps around Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Languages

English

Certificates

EPGAMT

Residence

Mendoza, Argentina


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Dec 26, 2022 - Jan 09, 2023

USD 1959 per traveller

Jan 16, 2023 - Jan 30, 2023

USD 1959 per traveller

Feb 13, 2023 - Feb 27, 2023

USD 1959 per traveller

Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 27, 2023

USD 1959 per traveller


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Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Aug 31, 2022

Group of 1

USD 4640 Each

Group of 2

USD 2578 Each

Group of 3

USD 1959 Each

Group of 4

USD 2578 Each

Group of 5

USD 2578 Each

Group of 6

USD 2578 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

 

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