Pissis, Argentina, 17 Day Guided Ascent

Accompany UIMLA certified guide Pako on a 17 day climbing journey to the summit of the spectacular Pissis mountain in the Puna de Atacama area of Argentina.




Trip Duration

17 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Pissis mountain (6,792m) in Argentina is a sensational peak. It also happens to be the third highest mountain in the Americas, behind only the Ojos del Salado and Aconcagua, yet it doesn’t nearly get the same attention as those peaks. Nonetheless, making the journey to its summit is an incredible adventure. And because it is less famous than those other peaks, there are less crowds to worry about in high season. Hence making this 17 day ascent a more tranquil, personally enlightening experience.

    Located in the gorgeous Puna de Atacama plateau, the Pissis mountain is not an overtly difficult peak to climb. However, despite the relatively straight forward route, it is still a nearly 7,000 meter peak, so there will be some tough spots. As a result, it is important that participants on this trip have some prior experience and are in good physical condition.

    Prior to your climb of Pissis, you will get to enjoy 4 acclimatization climbs of 4 fantastic peaks. Those peaks are the Redondo Colorado (4,180m), the Piedra Pomez (4,880m), the Mulas Muertas north shoulder (5,015m) and Mount San Francisco (6,045m). These climbs will ensure that you are properly acclimatized for the big climb of Pissis.

    Throughout this trip you will be spending your nights in the village of Caldera, the Las Grutas refuge and in various campsites in places like Laguna Verde and Rio Lamas, as well as the various camps on Pissis.

    Climbing Pissis is an amazing expedition. And I would be glad to guide you through it. If you would like to join me, all you have to do is send me a request.

    Would you like to climb to the summit of the second highest peak in the Americas, the Ojos del Salado? Then join me on this 14 day trip.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    5900 USD

    Group of 2
    4250 USD

    Group of 3
    3150 USD

    Group of 4
    2850 USD

    Group of 5
    2850 USD

    Group of 6
    2850 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes accommodation for 2 nights in Caldera, the Las Grutas refuge, and camping equipment along, transportation in a 4x4 and meals. However, the price does not include airfare, bus tickets or food in Caldera.


    • Day 1Copiapo Airport - Village of Caldera
    • Day 2Transfer to Santa Rosa Lake (3,700m)
    • Day 3Acclimatization ascent of Redondo Colorado (4,180m) - Rio Lamas (4,300m)
    • Day 4Acclimatization ascent of Piedra Pomez (4,880m) - Rio Lamas
    • Day 5Transfer to Laguna Verde (4,300m)
    • Day 6Acclimatization of Mulas Muertas north shoulder (5,015m) - Laguna Verde
    • Day 7Acclimatization ascent of Mount San Francisco (6,045m) - Laguna Verde
    • Day 8Transfer to Las Grutas refuge (4,200m)
    • Day 9Day in Las Grutas
    • Day 10Transfer to Pissis Base Camp (4,600m)
    • Day 11Ascent to Camp 1 (5,100m)
    • Day 12Ascent to Camp 2 (5,550m)
    • Day 13Climb to Pissis summit (6,792m) - Camp 2
    • Day 14Extra Day
    • Day 15Transfer to Las Grutas
    • Day 16Transfer to Village of Caldera
    • Day 17Copiapo Airport

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Copiapo airport


    2 nights in the village of Caldera, the Las Grutas refuge and a tent in different campsites during the expedition.


    About the Guide


    I try to do things differently, I do not like boxes. I have lived in the corporate world, in a caravan, working as an au pair, a frustrated travel photographer and a Spanish teacher in Denmark. Travel backpacking from Spain to Vietnam for a year and travel the length of Chile on my mountain bike.

    Always in love with travel, I have been working for the outdoor industry since 2008 traveling the world in more than 30 countries. I love to guide and share my experience and mountaineering skills with other lovers of remote and isolated destinations, far from crowded mountaineering centers. When I'm not working or in the mountains you can find me playing the Spanish guitar sitting on the porch of my house sharing the sunset with my lovely girlfriend.



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