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

Nevado San Francisco

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!



8 Days

Oct, Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr




  • 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Hot shower

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

On the first and second nights, we use a mountain hotel. For the rest of the nights, we use tents.


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



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).

About the guide

My name is Ezequiel David Di Fabio, I am a professional Mountain guide, National Physical Education teacher, lifeguard and ski instructor.

For nine years I have been carrying out different experiences in nature with groups of varied ages in order to promote activity.

Motivated by this goal is that I work with explore and share where I propose mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing outings in Argentina.

Throughout these years I have traveled from Salta to Tierra del Fuego, carrying out different group expeditions in our country, as well as developing myself professionally in other countries such as Peru.


English | Spanish



What people are saying about this trip



January, 2017

An excellent guide and person. He gave us the best experiences and provided us with support and security at all times.


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