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Guided ascent to Cerro Mercedario in Argentina

Cerro Mercedario
Cerro Mercedario
Cerro Mercedario
Cerro Mercedario
Cerro Mercedario

Climb up to the summit of Cerro Mercedario in the this challenging 2-week program! A certified mountain guide will lead you.

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13 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec


Join me in this amazing adventure to the summit of Cerro Mercedario, in the Argentinean Andes! I’ll guide you during 13 days in this challenging program!

Cerro Mercedario (6770 m) is the highest peak in the San Juan Province. It’s part of the Cordillera de la Ramada mountain range. Also, it’s the eighth highest mountain in the Andes. It’s very popular among climbers that are looking for a challenging ascent in the area. And it’s perfect if you want to avoid the crowds that attempt to climb Cerro Aconcagua (6962 m)!

As we move into the gullies, we will enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Central Andes. Besides, with its high and snowy peaks, I can guarantee that this mighty mountain range will make a lasting impression.

We’ll meet in the city of Barreal, where we’ll start our trek. The usual route to Cerro Mercedario is called ‘Ruta de Los Incas’. The name is due to the archaeological remains that where found in the mountains.You can check the complete itinerary below this text. Technically, the ascent of the peak is of moderate difficulty. However, it requires climbers to be really fit, as its physical difficulty is graded as ‘high’. So, you should be in excellent physical condition.This is the perfect chance for you to get to know the beautiful Argentinean Andes! So contact me and I’ll answer all your questions regarding this program. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner



-2 nights in hostel or cabin in Barreal. (Dinner is included, but it doesn't include drinks). -We'll sleep in a refuge and we'll camp during the expedition.

More info

Contact me for information about the price.

The price also includes:

-Personal advice before expedition -2 nights of accomodation in Barreal -Mountain first aid kit -VHF and GPS communications equipment

Meeting point

Barreal, San Juan Province

About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

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Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion




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