The objective of the expedition is to reach the summit of the volcano Ojos del Salado (6893 m), located at the Atacama highlands, third region. This mountain is the second highest in America, after Mount Aconcagua. It’s the highest peak in Chile.
The following is a standard itinerary, which I can adapt depending on your needs and weather conditions.
Day 1: From Copiapó to Quebrada Paipote (3000 m). Acclimatization.
Day 2: From Laguna Santa Rosa to camp or refuge. 3700 m.
Day 3: From Mount Maricunga to Laguna Santa Rosa. 4900 m.
Day 4: From Laguna Santa Rosa to Laguna Verde, camp or refuge Murray. 4500 m.
Day 5: From camp to Mount Mulas Muertas, back to camp. 5200 m.
Day 6: From camp to refuge Atacama (4×4 vehicle). 5200 m.
Day 7: From refuge Atacama to refuge Tejos. 5850 m.
Day 8: From refuge Tejos to summit, back to refuge Atacama. 6893 m.
Day 9: From refuge Atacama or Laguna Verde to Copiapó.
End of the expedition.
I can assure that we will have an unforgettable experience, contact me to start planning!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
We will camp or stay in refuges.
I recommend a backpack 40-60 L.
Recommended equipment: high mountain boots, trekking boots, 3 wool sock pairs, thermic underwear, thick (or polar) pants, windbreaker pants, thick polar, wool sweater, windbreaker jacket, wool gloves, sun hat, balaclava, mountain glasses (or goggles), sleeping bag, insulation mat, water canteen (1 L), headlamp, crampons, ski poles, heavy bag for personal equipment (mules), small bag for personal grooming, sun lips and skin protection.