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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.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration15 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

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.

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Accommodation

In tents

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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

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About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6521 each

Group of 2

USD 5336 each

Group of 3

USD 4506 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

- Transport during the trip

- Personal Insurance

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- 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.


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