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Mount Vallecitos guided 6-day ascent

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Mount Vallecitos is one of the highest and most beautiful peaks of Cordon del Plata, a sub-range of the Andes that I know very well. Join me in this 6-day guided ascent and get ready for a future bigger goal.


+1 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec


During these 6 days in Cordon del Plata Sub-range, I will lead an ascent to the 3.350-meter Mount Vallecitos.

Mount Vallecitos is located in the Argentinean province of Mendoza along the same highway that takes you to Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak of South America.

Mount Vallecitos belongs to a sub range of the Andes known as Cordon del Plata. It is a very famous region due to its easy access and the short distances among the different peaks of the area.

That’s why Cordon del Plata is one of the most perfect spots for the practice of acclimatization climbs before bigger objectives.

Because of that, this guided expedition to Mount Vallecitos is suitable for those who want to give their first steps in climbing a high mountain. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to prepare the body for a future harder climb, for example Mount Aconcagua.

If you want to know more details about this trip, here below I leave the day-by-day itinerary of the program.

  • Day 1: We’ll meet in Mendoza city, have your equipment checked or rent one if you don’t have it.

  • Day 2: A transfer will drive to Cordon del Plata, where we’ll do an acclimatization climb. It consists in reaching Mt. Arenales summit at 3.299 meters high. At night, we will sleep in a mountain hut.

  • Day 3: 4-hour trek to our camp 1 in Piedra Grande.

  • Day 4: Another trekking day in direction to the camp 2 Salto de Agua. Overnight staying in there.

  • Day 5: On this day we’ll try to summit Mount Vallecitos. The round trip will take about 8 hours.

  • Day 6: I suggest an extra day in case of bad climate or if you need a longer acclimatization. On the contrary, we’ll return to Mendoza city.

I also want to share with you next departure dates, but if you prefer any other please feel free to tell me and I schedule a program for you.

For any other doubt or requirement, contact me now. You can also ask me for a private trip to Mount Vallecitos or any other peak of Cordon del Plata. I know the area very well and it would be a pleasure for me to be your guide in the Andes.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Porters


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 Ayres del Cuyo Uspallata Argentina
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Hosteria Río Colorado Uspallata Argentina
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Hotel Las Leñas Uspallata Argentina
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About the guide

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Andes Vertical



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.





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What people are saying about Andes Vertical



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.



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!



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

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