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The Cordon of Amabato is a unique natural environment full of vegetation and high mountains. The Manchao is one of those peaks. What’s more, it is the highest peak of the cordon.

The Manchao ascent will be a challenging way up due to its steep slopes but the views worth it. This 4-day trip will be an unforgettable mixture of aridity, high summits and white salt lands.

If you want more details about this guided mountaineering expedition, please find below the itinerary of the program:


The meeting point will be El Rodeo. It is a great village at the feet of Ambato Cordon. We will check our equipment and visit the surroundings. Night in there, ask for lodges recommendations.


After breakfast and a short conversation with the group, we will be taken to Las Juntas, our trail-head. We will walk until we are in our first camp. Overnight in tents.


Today a hard ascent awaits us. We will hike up to 3.900 meters to our next base camp. We’ll spend the night there, waiting for the most important day.


Summit day! If climate helps us, we’ll reach the top of The Manchao at 4.530 meters. After some pictures and celebrations, we will go back to the camp, where we will spend the last night.


The return starts on the way down to Las Juntas. From there, a transfer will take us back to El Rodeo.

Here you have the option to sleep in a lodge in El Rodeo and combine your trip with other trekking alternative for the next days. Ask for other trekking trails to Yerba Buena or Tafi del Valle.  

As you can see, it is a very versatile trip in one of the best trekking spots of Northwestern Argentina.

I will be waiting you message so that we plan together your next trip up to El Manchao summit. Next departures are in May 2017. Book your place right now!!

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance

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Meeting point

El Rodeo