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Ojos del Salado

Ojos del Salado (6893m) 15-day mountaineering program, Catamarca

Hernán, an AAGM mountain guide, will join you on a 15-day mountaineering expedition to Ojos del Salado (6893m) the highest active volcano in the world.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

15 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

Description

Between Copiapó (Chile) and Fiambalá (Argentina) lies the highest active volcano in the world, at 6893 m. It is called ‘Ojos del Salado’ which means ‘Eyes of the Salty One’ and refers to the ample deposits of salt that cover its glaciers.

Ojos del Salado is surrounded by mountains, salt fields, thermal waters and a charming green lagoon. The ascent to its summit it is usually a hike, but the final section could require scrambling and might need the use of ropes.

This beautiful and popular spot among mountaineers is the place for my 15-day program. It will start in the city of Mendoza at 7 AM. We will spend the days ascending and admiring the dry surroundings of the volcano. At night, we will camp under a sky full of stars, until we will reach the impressive summit at almost 6900 m.

Because of its high altitude and because it requires technical abilities towards the end, you need to be in good physical condition and have prior experience in mountaineering to sign up.

If you want to discover every inch of the tallest active volcano and admire the world around it, book this trip!

You can also visit Cajón de los Arenales, in Mendoza, and spend a full day climbing.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

The price includes guide's assistant, 4 nights of accommodation in Fiambala and 4 nights in a mountain hut. As for the meals, there are vegetarian and celiac options available.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

More info

You need to wear and bring adequate clothing: Sportswear, feather jacket, insulated jacket (goretex or ultrex type), waterproof trousers, thermal t-shirt, thermal leggings, leggings, double boots, hat, gloves, sunscreen, sleeping bag, crampons, hiking picket (depending on the hill and the chosen route, sun glasses with UV filter (Clothing for high mountain). In case you don't have any of these elements, we could provide it for you.

Meeting point

Mendoza, Argentina

About the guide: Hernan

Guide profile image

Hernan

Mountain Guide

I love the mountain, and all its sports. It is a place where one can find peace and know in depth. It's my ground wire when I need quiet and silence. I started working as a guide and porter in 2006, I have been working and enjoying the beauty of the mountain for many years.

I am a mountain guide AAGM and UIMLA, founder of Rocamadreaventura, a company dedicated to trekking, climbing in ice / rock, high mountain and skiing. Our company is composed of professional guides in charge of showing people what we love.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AAGM

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari

5.00

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5.00

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5.00

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