Explore-Share logo and link to home

High mountaineering 14-day expedition to Marmolejo and San José volcano

This trip is currently unavailable. Continue exploring the site and find your guided adventure!

You may also like

Pako, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader, will guide you up two challenging peaks during this sustained 14-day expedition, including southernmost 6,000 m peak in the world!

Not specified

14 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec

Extremely Fit



Tackle a demanding route during this 14-day expedition located in the Chilean Andes!  I will guide you to the summits of two impressive high altitude peaks during this challenging mountaineering program. 

Marmelejo is the southernmost 6,000 m peak in the world, and one of the two targets of this trip.  After more than a week of of climbing, we will stand on its 6,108 m summit, having already reached the crater summit of its neighboring volcano, the 5,856 m San Jose.  It will be a fantastic experience for all highly experienced mountaineers who want a rewarding experience at altitude.  Additionally, this is the perfect trip for those who have their eyes on an even higher prize, such as Aconcagua.

I offer this trip beginning and ending in Santiago.  I will even pick you up and drop you off at the airport to make your travel logistics easier.  We will set up camps along the route to allow for acclimatization – a day-by-day description of the itinerary is included below.  Participants must be advanced mountaineers with a high fitness level who are able to carry heavy loads and assist in setting up camps.

Book now to challenge yourself with a 2-week expedition including summits of two notable peaks in the heart of the Chilean Andes!

You might be interested in my other mountaineering trips in the Andes: 33-day Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Pissis expedition, Mount Tortolas (6160 m) 6-day guided ascent, or 21-day six summits expedition in Puna de Atacama!


Day 1: Lo Valdes Refuge

After meeting at the Santiago airport, we transfer to Los Valdes refuge (2,000 m).

Day 2: Plantat Campsite

Trek to Platant Campsite (3,150 m)

Day 3: Camp 1

Trek to and establish Camp 1 (4,000 m)

Day 4: Camp 2

Trek to and establish Camp 2 (4,300 m)

Day 5: Camp 2

Spend the day at Camp 2 (4,300 m)

Day 6: Camp 3

Trek to and establish Camp 3 (4,900 m)

Day 7: Camp 3

Spend the day at Camp 3 (4,900 m)

Day 8: Col

Trek to and establish camp at the Col (5,400 m)

Day 9: Summit San Jose

Summit the volcano San Jose (5,856 m), returning to camp at the Col

Day 10: Summit Marmalejo

Summit the mountain Marmolejo (6,108 m), returning to camp at the Col.

Day 11: Extra day

Extra day in case of delays.

Day 12: Plantat Campsite

Trek back down to Plantat Campsite (3,150 m)

Day 13: Santiago

Transfer back to Santiago

Day 14: Departure

Transfer to Santiago Airport for departure


Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.