Climbing Cerro Plata in 8 days from Mendoza, Cordon del Plata

Joaquín, a certified mountain guide, takes you to the summit of one of the highlights of the Andes. Join him for an amazing 8-day ascent to Cerro Plata, from Mendoza!




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • Reach the summit of the amazing Cerro Plata.

  • Try yourself with a challenging mountaineering trip.

  • Enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Andes.


If you love the mountain and want to live an unforgettable adventure in the Argentinian Andes, then this trip is for you. Follow me in this 8-day expedition to the summit of Cerro Plata, in Mendoza!

Located 80 km from the city of Mendoza, Cerro del Plata (5955m) is the highest peak of Cordón del Plata, a small subrange of the Andes. Due to its demanding terrain, it is often climbed by mountaineers who want to prepare themselves for Aconcagua.

This 8-day mountaineering expedition combines altitude and verticality. After a challenging ascent we will reach the top of the impressive Cerro Plata. The views from its summit are awesomeFurthermore, we will sleep in mountain huts surrounded by fabulous landscapes!

Keep in mind that this alpine adventure requires high mountain experience and a good fitness level! Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way. 

So, if you want to try yourself with a challenging mountaineering trip in Argentina, please contact me. Let me guide you to the summit of Cerro Plata, in Mendoza!

And if you are looking for a shorter tour in this same area, take a look at my 3-day Trek to Plaza Francia, Aconcagua South Wall!

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Price per person

Group of 1
1500 USD

Group of 2
1000 USD

Group of 3
850 USD

Group of 4
700 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 This is the price to join a group tour on fixed dates.


  • Day 1Vallecitos

    Meeting point in Mendoza.  Rental of equipment if  needed.  Transfer to Vallecitos. Night at the refuge.

  • Day 2Camp 1

    Ascent to Camp 1.

  • Day 3Camp 2

    Ascent to Camp 2.

  • Day 4Rest Day
  • Day 5Camp 3

    Ascent to Camp 3.

  • Day 6Rest Day
  • Day 7Summit attempt
  • Day 8Back to Mendoza

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Mendoza City


Mountain Camps

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Min. number of participants: 2


About the Guide


I was born in Cordoba, Argentina, where I was able to venture into mountaineering ten years ago. My first steps were in Cordoba's Sierras, and from there, I went to explore higher mountains.

Five years ago, I made my dreams come true when I came to Mendoza to become a professional mountain guide and make a living doing what I love. For the last two years, I have also been working with a foundation dedicated to training in pre-hospital, outdoor emergencies.

Come to Mendoza, join me, discover the Andes and share this passion: the mountains.



What People are Saying about Joaquin Salinas


The hike and location were great, but what made it a super experience was Joaquin, our guide. He shared a lot of his knowledge about the nature and the country. He really took his time and let you enjoy all the surroundings have to offer. On top of that we had an amazing lunch (you have to try the carrot mayonaise) with an incredible view. If we ever go back to Argentina we’ll definitely book another day with him. Thanks for making mendoza unforgettable!
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Koen Kolkman
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Joaquin is an excellent guide, and will not only take you to you destination, but also teach you a lot about the geography and history around Aconcagua and the area around. The view of Aconcagua is better by the entrance to the park, but the trip up to Confluencia is worth the trouble if you are staying in Mendoza (or nearby, I travelled from Chile just for this hike). Depending on your fitness level, Joaquin can find a hike that will suit you and give you an experience of the Andes mountains that you wont get anywhere else.
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Enya Lundgrenn
I did a four days mountaineering tour with Joaquin and it was great. Joaquin understands to put the foucs on the needs of the customers and his knowledges about the region in the Andes is quite extensive. It was especially great beacuse the nice personality of Jaoquin allowed us to have good talks and insights about the Argentinian culture and life. Can only recommend him!
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