• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Dec

Description

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.

Itinerary

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!

Looking to join a group?

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
14/12/2017 to 22/12/2017
Price: 1650 USD per person.

Price per person

Group of 41650USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Accommodation

We will camp or stay in refuges.

More info

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.