• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec


Ramada Range is one of the most beautiful and unexplored places in the Central Andes, in San Juan ProvinceArgentina. In fact, there is a lot of wild fauna to see and challenging river crossings!

It has 5 peaks over 6000 m: Pico Polaco (6000m), La Mesa (6200m), Alma Negra (6120m), Ramada (6380m) and Mercedario (6720m).

This 12-day program aims to take you to the summit of one of these peaks. We can adapt the journey, and decide which one to aim at according to your preferences. Of course it will also be adjusted to your fitness level and the weather conditions.

We have two different valleys from where we can approach the range. The first one is following the Colorado River valley to arrive to Base Camp, from where we can choose from easy routes to hard ice climbing routes to climb most of the peaks of the range, like Ramada, Alma Negra, La Mesa, Pico Polaco, and Mercedario South Face. The other option is to access through the Laguna Blanca Valley, from where we can climb Mercedario’s normal route.

Do you want to climb in the Ramada Range? Then please contact me! Another great trip that I offer in San Juan is this Expedition to Cerro Mercedario.


Day 1


Arrival to San Juan and have a Welcome dinner. Night in Barreal Town (Posada San Eduardo)

Day 2


Transfer from San Juan to Santana and walking to Camp 1.
Walking time: 6 hs

Day 3

Move to Base camp

Walking time: 6hs.

Day 4

Acclimatization day

Hiking in the surroundings up to Salto Frío Waterfall.

Day 5

Carry up to Camp 1 and go back to Base Camp.

Day 6

Move to Camp 1.

Day 7

Carry up to Camp 2 and go back to Camp 1.

Day 8

Move to Camp 2

Day 9

Summit Day

To one of the main summit on Ramada Range.

Day 10

Return from Camp 2 to Base Camp

Day 11

Extra day for bad weather

Day 12

Return from Base Camp to Santana and back in 4WD to San Juan City

Price per person

1 Person5280USD
Group of 23575USD
Group of 32750USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Porters

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

In San Juan City.


Posada San Eduardo on day 1, then camping.

More info

The North Face Tents (V25) are provided. Sleeping bags are not provided.