Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Departure of the guides from Mendoza in a 4 × 4 truck. Arrival to La Rioja. Accommodation in Hostel, last minute purchases.
Welcoming mountaineers at La Rioja Airport and/or bus terminal. Departure to Fiambalá. 11:00 pm Dinner at “Restaurant Roma” Fiambalá (1,600m). Accommodation at Hostel San Pedro (1,600m).
Breakfast, transfer of the Group to Cortaderas Refugio Pescadores (3,200m). Lunch, Picada. Free trekking for a couple of hours. Dinner: Pollo al disco (Chicken).
Breakfast. Beginning of the Ascent to Cerro Pastos Largos ( 4,200) and Coquena (4,000m). Return to the Pescadores Shelter. Dinner: Barbecue. Simple Trekking Day: we go up to 4,200m and descend to 3,200m.
Breakfast. Transfer to Las Grutas in 4 × 4. Arrival at the Road Shelter prior to Customs control at 4,200m. Picada (meat and cheese plate) free trekking with hot springs and photos of the flamingos in the lagoons. Showers. Dinner: Pasta.
Breakfast. Fals0 Morocho ascent (4,500m) and Quitapenas (4 hours). Return to Vialidad Shelter (4200m). Dinner
Breakfast. Cerro Bertrand ascent (5.350m). 6 hours. Return to Vialidad Shelter (4,200m ). 21.00h: Dinner
Breakfast. Transfer to Base Camp, from Tres Cruces Sur through Las Coipas – an 8-hour drive.Base Camp at 4,700m. Setting up camp, “picada” and free time for trekking and photos.
If, due to the state of the road, the truck cannot access the end of the valley, we must make a new camp called “advanced”. It is a long valley that will require a minimum of 6 hours.
We can take a rest day or start with the carrying of equipment. Once installed in the ABC with all the equipment, we will begin with the transfer of equipment to the high camps.
After breakfast we will move toCcamp 1 (4,900m) install the camp and spend the night there.
We will take the equipment to the next camp, to increase our acclimatization and return to the lower camp.
After breakfast we will move to Camp 2 (5.400m). We will set up the camp and spend the night there.
Rest day at Camp 2 before summit day or as an extra day in case of bad weather.
The big day arrived. Very early in the morning we will leave for the summit. We will ascend through a huge glacier. According to the snow conditions we will choose the appropriate section to move forward. Upon reaching the summit we will appreciate the neighboring summits, Ojos del Salado, Monte Pissis and Incahuasi, among others.
Descent from Camp 2 to Camp Base or ABC, depending on how are we feeling regarding time available and energy.
Cabins in Las Termas. Barbecue (Asado) farewell dinner.
We say goodbye at the Catamarca Terminal. End of program.
To be determined. Airport/Bus Terminal of La Rioja city.
We will send you an Equipment List upon booking
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.
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