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

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

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!



12 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec




  • 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.


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 mountain 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Hot shower

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

NOT Included in the price:

- Transport to Fiambalá (starting point of the trip)

- Accomodation in Fiambalá or Catamrca before or after the expedition

- Alcoholic drinks

- Sleeping bag and personal equipment

- Porters for personal equipment

- Any expenses generated by the abandon of the expedition

- Rescue and evacuation expenses

- Expenses generated by loss of lugagge.


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 hotel in Cortaderas.

Day 3: Rest day at Cortaderas

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 or refuge (Vialidad)

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.



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).

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

How can I get to Fiambalá (starting point of the trip)?

Are there vegetarian/celiac options for meals?

Which route will we take to the summit of Ojos del Salado? Is this trip from the Argentine or Chilean side?

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

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

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

Can I rent equipment for the expedition?

What is the previous experience and fitness level required to go to Ojos del Salado?

Can I join a group?

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

Which is the best season to go to Ojos del Salado?

What's NOT included in the price?

Which is the acclimatization plan for the expedition?

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

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?

Where will we meet to start the Ojos del Salado expedition?

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Can I join a group?

About the 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



March, 2022

Super professional and responsible. Experience, camaraderie, security!



January, 2022

Great leading and leadership



January, 2022

One of the most responsable and efficient guides I ever met. If I go to mountain, Ezequiel is my guide.



January, 2021

It was a great experience. We did a 20+ day trip. Which included several summits with the idea of doing the Ojos del Salado. He was amazing as a guide, taking care of everything needed. One thing to highlight was the food.



January, 2019

Highly recommended, very professional and trained guide. Attentive at all times to the needs of each one. The expedition was a complete success. Thanks Eze!!


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