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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    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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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    4000 USD

    Group of 2
    4000 USD

    Group of 3
    4000 USD

    Group of 4
    3500 USD

    Group of 5
    3500 USD

    Group of 6
    3500 USD

    Group of 7
    3500 USD

    Group of 8
    3500 USD

     

    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
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes guide's assistant.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Mendoza, Argentina

    Accommodation

    In tents

    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.

     

    About the 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.

     
     

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