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 Córdoba, Argentina, where I was able to venture into mountaineering more than ten years ago. I took my first steps in the Sierras de Córdoba, and from there, I set out to explore higher mountains.
Five years ago, I achieved my dreams when I came to Mendoza to become a professional mountain guide and earn a living doing what I love. Two years from now, we created our own adventure tourism company in Mendoza.
For the last 3 years, I have been working in a foundation, as an instructor in first aid and rescue in wild areas, training government agencies, guides, etc. I have made Advanced emergency medical technician in Buenos Aires, with real ambulance hours.

Join me in one of my programs and discover the Andes with me.



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What People are Saying about Joaquin Salinas


Overall, this was a fantastic hike. You get some astonishing views and can take different routes according to your fitness level and interest. Personally, I enjoyed our quick stay at the high camp where we got to meet several people who were acclimatising for their ascends to the higher peaks. Also, we really enjoyed the time with Joaquin. Thanks to his fun personality and intersting conversations (also fluent in English which helped in my case) the time together went by way too quickly. Even before the beginning of the trip he gave us a lot of proactive advise when we wanted to choose a route that suited our demands and later he helped us with finding places to get some extra gear. During the trip and thanks to Joaquins deep knowledge of the region, he was able to adapt the route we were taking when my friend suffered from some altitude sickness. Also, a big plus was the great food that we had during the trip, including some (fantastic!) homemade carrot mayo and the asado we prepared on the first evening which was the best meal we had in Argentina.
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David Lee
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Benjamin Roer
Destino Montana was a superb guiding service. I would highly recommend them!
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Tina Nef
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

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