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Nevado San Francisco (6016m), 8-day tour with acclimatization in Catamarca

Come with Ezequiel, EPGAMT- certified guide, and reach the top of Nevado San Francisco, in Catamarca. Enjoy an awesome 8-day mountaineering expedition in Argentina!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Climb the Nevado San Francisco, an impressive over-6000m volcano.

  • Discover a gorgeous landscape in northwestern Argentina.

  • Spend 9 days exploring the Andes with an expert guide.


Nevado San Francisco is an extinct stratovolcano standing on the border between Argentina and Chile. This 8-day trip is your opportunity to reach its summit under expert guidance!

Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, Nevado San Francisco (6016m) is in Catamarca, a province of northwestern Argentina. First climbed in 1913, nowadays in considered one of the most accessible over-6,000m peaks in the world.

For this 8-day expedition, we will meet in Fiambala, a city known for its thermal waters and its important archaeological value. After some acclimatization treks in Pastos Largos (3300m) and Cerro Coquena (4035m), we will reach the top of Nevado San Francisco!

From the summit of this impressive volcano, we will enjoy panoramic views of Laguna Verde and neighboring peaks such as El Fraile, Incahuasi, El Muerto, Walter Penk, Solo and Tres Cruces.

We will explore a terrain with a great variety of fauna (camelids, guanacos, vicuña, llamas, foxes, eagles, condors and flamingos, among other species) and a rich flora dominated by carob trees and medicinal herbs.

Keep in mind that this expedition does not require previous mountaineering experience. However, you should have a good fitness level!

So, are you up for an unforgettable 8-day mountaineering trip in Argentina? Then contact me! Let’s get to the summit of Nevado San Francisco, in Catamarca!

I also offer an 8-day expedition in Cerro Vallecitos, near Mendoza. Check it out here.

More info

Please bring appropriated clothing and footwear, backpack, sunscreen, water, snacks and personal documentation. / Children under 14 are not allowed. EXTENDED PROGRAM: 12 days (30/11/2019 to 11/12/2019), includes ascent to Vn Incahuasi (6638 mts), 1900 USD per person.

Meeting point

Fiambala, Catamarca (Argentina).




Day 1: Fiambalá - Chaschuil

12:00 Meeting in Fiambalá. Equipment check and expedition briefing. Free afternon.

Day 2: Chaschuil - Pastos Largos

Transfer to Pastos Largos (3300m). Acclimatization trek.


Day 3: Cerro Coquena

Ascent to Cerro Coquena (4035m). 6/7hour trek.

Day 4 to 8: Acclimatization days. Final ascent to Nevado San Francisco.





Day 9: End of the adventure

About the guide

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I am a trekking guide, a physical education teacher and a lifeguard. For the past 5 years, I´ve worked as a guide and assistant guide in the mountains. I have also been in charge of groups of children and teenagers at different schools and summer camps around Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Nov 07, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020

USD 980 per traveller

Dec 05, 2020 - Dec 11, 2020

USD 980 per traveller

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 980 each

Group of 2

USD 980 each

Group of 3

USD 980 each

Group of 4

USD 980 each

Group of 5

USD 980 each

Group of 6

USD 980 each

Group of 7

USD 980 each

Group of 8

USD 980 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• A minimum of 2 people is required for this trip.

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