Expedition to Ojos del Salado Volcano


The ascent to Ojos del Salado volcano, in Atacama, Chile, is an unforgettable experience! Join Gastón, certified mountain guide, in this 9-day adventure.



9 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Get to the top of the second highest peak in America.
  • Live an unforgettable experience in the Andes.
  • Contemplate amazing views from the top.


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.

Below you can check out a standard itinerary, which I can adapt depending on your needs and weather conditions.

I recommend this trip for experienced mountaineers who can organize themselves independently and who don’t expect too much of an infrastructure.

I can assure that we will have an unforgettable experience, contact me to start planning!

Looking for an Aconcagua program? Check out this expedition that I lead to the highest summit in America!


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 (4x4 vehicle). 5200 m.

Day 7: From refuge Atacama to refuge Tejos. 5850 m.

Day 8: From refuge Atacama to refuge Tejos. 5850 m.

Day 9: From refuge Atacama or Laguna Verde to Copiapó. End of the expedition.




We will camp or stay in refuges.

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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.


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.

Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Dec 12, 2022 - Dec 20, 2022

USD 1959 per traveller

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2088 Each

Group of 2

USD 2088 Each

Group of 3

USD 2088 Each

Group of 4

USD 2088 Each

Group of 5

USD 2088 Each

Group of 6

USD 2088 Each

Group of 7

USD 2088 Each

Group of 8

USD 2088 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner



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