El Plomo Peak guided 3-day ascent

Join the local ACGM mountain guide Gaston, in this great 3-day ascent to El Plomo peak, with a really majestic view from its 5450-meter summit.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Let’s go to climb the El Plomo peak, one of the most famous mountains in Santiago!

With a summit covered by glaciers, El Plomo peak is visible from all the central valley of the Andes. In the past, its summit was reached by the Incas, who used it as high sanctuary.

For this program that I am offering, we will use mules to help us transport the equipment to the base. We’ll ascend El Plomo peak by a safe trail, using crampons for the crossing of the upper glacier.

Once we are at the top (at 5450 meters), you will be able to contemplate much of the Andean massif, including the famous Aconcagua summit, on the other side of the mountain range.

The best period to come to this Chilean region is during the summer, from November to March. In this season you can also enjoy many other outdoor activities. For example, you can challenge yourself by climbing the San Jose volcano in a 5-day program I am leading.

So, if you are planning to come to Chile I can organize a perfect trip for you, according to your wishes and expectations. Contact me now for further details!

Price per person

Group of 3
360 USD

Group of 4
360 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next dates Info
27/03/2020 to 29/03/2020
US$ 360.- PP

About the Guide


Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.

FROM 360 USD per person


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