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Mount Penitentes 360° trekking circuit

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During this tour around Mount Penitentes, you will enjoy the best views in the wild side of the Andes Mountain Range. The best mountain guiding guaranteed.

Andes

5 Days

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


Description

Have you ever walked a 360° trekking circuit? Here I bring you this option around Mount Penitentes. Please, find below all the program details.

Mount Penitentes is located in the border of Chile and Argentina, in the Andes Mountain Range. This time, I want to invite you to a trekking tour of 360° around this area. The circuit is 40 km long and it’s really awesome.

During this hiking adventure of 5 days, we will first go up to the Serrata Pass at 4.000 meters high. Once in the summit, you won’t believe such an amazing viewpoint of Mount Aconcagua and many other Andean peaks.

Then, we descend to the Valley of Tupungato and have another magical sight of this volcano. Tupungato Volcano is the 4th highest volcano of the world. It is surrounded by pure wilderness and a great variety of vegetation and animals.

If you want more information about this 360° guided tour around Mount Penitentes, please read the following itinerary:

DAY 1

We will meet at your hotel in Mendoza Capital City. We’ll check your equipment or rent one in case you don’t have it.

DAY 2

We’ll move by transfer to 2.800-meter Penitentes. There will be our trail-head in direction to the first base camp. We will hike up to there for about 6 hours. This trek will help you to get acclimatized. Then, we’ll spend the night in a campsite.

DAY 3

On our 3rd day we’ll hike towards the Serrata Pass. Then, a hike down awaits in direction to a wide valley. After that, we set up our camp 2 at 3.270m. Total walking time of the day: 6-8 hours.

DAY 4

We follow the valley “Quebrada Arroyo Blanco” hiking down for about 6 hours. The trail is quite flat with only 2 or 3 river crossings. We’ll spend the last night in a hut called Refugio Blanco.

DAY 5

Final 8 kilometers of hike along the “Quebrada del Tupungato” Valley. Our ending point will be on the International Route to Chile after 6 or 8 walking hours. From there, a transfer will take us back to Mendoza city.

So, what are you waiting to contact me and book your place? I will be happy to accompany you in this 360° trekking tour!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Porters


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Uspallata Uspallata Argentina
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Hotel El Libertador Uspallata Argentina
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Cabañas El Francés Uspallata Argentina
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About the guide

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Andes Vertical

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Tour Operator

We are a family company of mountain guides and full-time local climbers founded in 2005.

Specialized in mountaineering adventures such as mountain expeditions, horseback riding, mountain biking, trekking and rock climbing in the Central Andes in Mendoza, Argentina.

Languages

English

Certificates

EPGAMT | AAGM

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What people are saying about Andes Vertical

Marie-Helene

5.00

Bernardo was a great guide. Fluent in English, knowledgeable about the geological history, fauna, flora and climate of the area. He adapted the route to our pace. Great chat feature on the online platform to communicate with the guide for planning.

Sophie

5.00

Great experience and amazing trekking moment. A warm thanks to Pablo who was an amazing guide ! He made the whole trip even better thanks to his kindness and expertise! What a pro!

Emma

5.00

Matias was an excellent guide, it was an excellent day!


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