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!




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
950 USD

Group of 2
950 USD

Group of 3
950 USD

Group of 4
950 USD

Group of 5
950 USD

Group of 6
950 USD

Group of 7
950 USD

Group of 8
950 USD


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
 A minimum of 2 people is required for this trip.


  • Day 1Fiambalá - Chaschuil

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

  • Day 2Chaschuil - Pastos Largos

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


  • Day 3Cerro Coquena

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

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





  • Day 9End of the adventure

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019
14/12/2019 to 22/12/2019
28/12/2019 to 05/01/2020
13/01/2020 to 21/01/2020
26/01/2020 to 02/02/2020
08/02/2020 to 16/02/2020
22/02/2020 to 01/03/2020

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Fiambala, Catamarca (Argentina).

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.


About the Guide


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.




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