Ojos del Salado guided ascent in 12 days

Chilean IFMGA aspirant guide Nicolas will lead this 12 day mountain ascent to the summit of the Ojos del Salado Volcano. Join him!




Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group



    Ojos del Salado is located south of the Atacama Desert, in the more arid, flat and desert area of the Andes mountain range. Sharing territory with its neighboring country Argentina, Ojos del Salado is surrounded by mountains of more than 6000 meters.

    Both in the Chilean city of Copiapó and in the Argentine province of Catamarca, Ojos del Salado stands out as the most prominent summit with an altitude of 6893 meters above sea level. In fact this mountain represents several records: it is the highest volcano in the world and the second highest summit in America. It is also the highest peak in the Chilean Andes and the second one in the Argentine Andes, after the Aconcagua (6959 m).

    This time I want to invite you to conquer this summit of the Andes in northern Chile. It will be 12 days of pure mountaineering goals. We’ll cross its diverse landscapes and all type of lands like forests, glaciers, high plateaus and Andean steppes.

    The ascent won’t be technically difficult. However a good fitness level will be mandatory. The perfect period to come here is during the south American summer, from December till March.

    Contact me now if you want to make your reservation for next dates! It’ll be my pleasure to guide you to the top roof of the highest volcano in the world.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    4478 USD

    Group of 2
    4478 USD

    Group of 3
    4478 USD

    Group of 4
    4478 USD

    Group of 5
    4478 USD

    Group of 6
    4478 USD

    Group of 7
    4478 USD

    Group of 8
    4478 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Guiding fee, 1 porter, food, rent a car, kitchen and tent.


    • Day 1Copiapó - Laguna Verde
    • Day 2Laguna Verde (acclimatization)
    • Day 3Laguna Verde (acclimatization)
    • Day 4Laguna Verde (acclimatization or excursion)

      There are different activities to do in order to improve your acclimatization:

      – Turn around laguna Verde (between 4h and 7h)
      – Climb Laguna verde
      – Climb Mulas Muertas


    • Day 5Laguna Verde - Refugio Atacama
    • Day 6Hut Atacama (acclimatization)
    • Day 7Hut Atacama - Refugio Tejos - Refugio Atacama
    • Day 8Hut Atacama - Refugio Tejos
    • Day 9Hut Tejos - Summit - Hut Atacama o Laguna Verde
    • Day 10Hut Atacama o Laguna Verde - Copiapó

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    10/12/2019 to 21/12/2019
    1.900 usd p/p for groups of 4 people or more.
    10/01/2020 to 21/01/2020
    1.900 usd p/p for groups of 4 people or more.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

    Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

    I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

    I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

    And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.




    What People are Saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente


    Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.
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    Pierre Loap
    Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.
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    Michael Hwang
    My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!
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    Julie Molinaro
    The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.
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    Charles Bellafiore

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