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Half-day trek in the pre Andes range

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Discover the beauty of the Andes and contemplate the Cordón del Plata and Tupungato volcano on this half-day trek led by Hernan, an AAGM certified mountain leader.

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1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




Do you want to spend half a day exploring the Andes and experience its incredible landscapes? Then follow me on this trekking program in the pre-Andes range.

Our program will begin at 7 am and finish around 8 pm. We’ll start in a village from the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza called Cacheuta. The goal of this trekking will be to reach a viewpoint that will allow us to contemplate the Cordón del Plata. This mountain range belongs to the Frontal range of the Argentinian Andes. Its 4000-meter and 5000-meter peaks form an astonishing and beautiful scenery. Also, from this point, we’ll be able to see the amazing Tupungato volcano. At 6,570 meters, this is one of the highest peaks in South America.  

Finally, to take part in this program, you will need a very good level of fitness. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you!

So, does this adventure in the pre-Andes range sound exciting? Then don’t hesitate and send the request to book your place now.

Looking for a rock climbing trip in Mendoza? Then take a look at my program to Cajón de los Arenales.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included: food and water.


More info

Do not forget to bring: sports clothing, trekking shoes, gloves, hat and sunscreen.

Meeting point

Cacheuta, Mendoza.

About the guide

I love the mountain, and all its sports. It is a place where one can find peace and know in depth. It's my ground wire when I need quiet and silence. I started working as a guide and porter in 2006, I have been working and enjoying the beauty of the mountain for many years.

I am a mountain guide AAGM and UIMLA, founder of Rocamadreaventura, a company dedicated to trekking, climbing in ice / rock, high mountain and skiing. Our company is composed of professional guides in charge of showing people what we love.


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What people are saying about Hernan Rios

Deborah Liao


December, 2019

This review was for a guide (Gaston Lopez) sent by Hernan. This was the worst guiding I've experienced on any trip taken over the last 8 years on over a dozen trips around the world. Numerous issues that you would not expect from a guide who's been certified for 12+ years. The most significant being: suggested I could wear normal hiking boots on a 6016 meter mountain (Nevado San Francisco) when I've always worn doubles on 6000 and even on cold 5000 meter mountains. An inexperienced person could have had foot issues/frost bite as it was cold the day we summited. Not knowing the route on Ojos - he suggested we try for the summit at 13:30 after moving from Arenal to the higher camp, but couldn't provide an answer when I asked what the average time was for people to summit when leaving from the high camp. We eventually had to turn around from this summit attempt because he seriously misjudged the timing and lost the route during our ascent. After this failed attempt, he said we'd make another attempt the following morning and that it would take maybe 7 hours up and 5 hours down, meaning we'd need to leave by 8:00 at the absolute latest to make it back before dark. The next morning he was still sleeping at 7:00, and hadn't mentioned anything about departure time the night before, so I left before him and led myself up to the plateau before he caught up and we went the rest of the way together. By this point I had lost all confidence in his guiding ability, advice, and planning, so I made the decision to leave on my own for the summit because I knew he wasn't leaving me enough time by sleeping in. Other issues: every time this guide verbalized the itinerary, it was different (he was clearly very disorganized and lacked basic planning skills); this was the worst and cheapest food I've experienced on any trip. Example: after an 11-hour summit day, we had canned lentils, canned vegetables, rice, tuna, and tomatoes mixed together for dinner vs. other teams that ate grilled meat, stir fry, hamburgers, tacos, etc. There was also inadequate/low quality breakfast of cookies and cereal only, as opposed to other teams eating eggs, toast with jam & peanut butter, bread/chapati, etc.; of all the guided teams at Las Grutas, we didn't have paperwork for the car to get past the gendarmie post so we had to get a ride from someone else to Nevado (shows poor planning and logistics); pacing was not great and he was so far ahead of me most of the time that he had no idea what my pace was, not to mention this is a dangerous practice in terms of keeping an eye on your client; guide had no hand sanitizer and didn't wash hands when preparing food; guide incorrectly told me I was developing HAPE because of a cough I tend to get at altitude but my oxsat was 83% and resting heart rate was ~95 bpm at 5500 meters.



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