• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, 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 per person

Group of 4865USD
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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters