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San Francisco Volcano Mountain Climbing Tour in Argentina

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Join a unique mountaineering adventure in the beautiful Andes Mountains, climb several peaks in the Catamarca region and cap it off with an unforgettables ascent of San Francisco volcano!



8 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec




* Beautiful landscapes, unique places where nature is fully preserved

* An excelent challenge for those who seek to test themselves in high mountains

* A comprehensive mountaineering program that will give you a full taste of the Catamarca mountains


San Francisco volcano is located in Catamarca's awe-inspiring Valley of the Seismiles, which groups the largest number of 6000-meter peaks in the Andes. It is a unique mountaineering objective that we will reach after several acclimatization climbs that will be just as spectacular.

The full tour takes place over the course of 8 days, which includes an arrival day, a rest day, and an extra day in case of bad weather. In total, we will climb 3 mountains: False Morocho (4500mts), Bertrand Volcano (5282mts), and San Francisco Volcano (6016mts). You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

A good fitness level is a must to join this tour, and some prior mountaineering experience is desirable. We also recommend medical clearance with ergometry to rule out heart disease before setting off on this expedition. However, all levels are welcome to join and the experience is truly unforgettable!

If you would like to join this incredible mountain climbing adventure in the Catamarca region of the Andes and reach the San Francisco volcano summit, then send your request and we can start planning your adventure together!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Luggage transfer

- Tents

- Cooking utensils

- Clean drinkable water


Day 1: Arrival

Meeting in Fiambala, equipment check and trip briefing, safety talk for the expedition. Transfer to the Cortaderas hotel.

Day 2: Coquena Peak warmup

Trekking and ascent to Coquena peak 4035 Mts. We will spend around 6 to 7 hours trekking. Return to the camp where we will spend the night.

Day 3: False Morocho hill

Transfer to "La Gruta" (4000 masl), set up at the base camp. After lunch, we will trek and climb False Morocho hill (4500 masl) (or if the weather conditions are adverse, visit the thermal waters).

Day 4: Bertrand Volcano

Bertrand Volcano ascent at 5280 m. This beautiful volcano has a 2 km wide crater and aboriginal mortars on its summit.

Day 5: Rest Day

Rest day, Transfer to hut N°6 (4770mts) area. After settling in, we will prepare our backpacks to leave very early for the summit.

Day 6: San Franciso Volcano

On the long-awaited day, we will leave early in the morning by truck to begin the ascent to the summit of the San Francisco volcano, which boasts an altitude of 6016 m. Overnight at Hosteria de Corderas.

Day 7: Fiambalá

Return to Fiambalá, and visit the thermal waters at Fiambalá. Lunch in the Town. End of the expedition.

Day 8: Extra day to be used in case of need due to bad weather or rest at altitude


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Bristol Salzburg Austria
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Hotel Belgrano Tucumán Argentina
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Hilton Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina
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About the guide

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Trekking Guide

Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. I walked it incansabily and I love to be there and to share it with new people.

I am a Trekking Guide, a professional photographer and I have a Computer Science degree, field where I learned to work with professionalism and ethics.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks mainly in Argentinean Andes.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided during ine of your next trips in the mountais. I can offer you personalized unique experiences!





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