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The Manchao ascent in 4 days, Ambato Cordon


An amazing trek up to the top of the highest mountain of the region: The Manchao summit. 4 to 5 days in the company of Leandro, a certified mountain guide.

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4 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


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.

Please note that this ascent can only be done from March to October.

Ifw 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 includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Meeting point

El Rodeo

About the guide

Adventure tourism agency formed by ISAS, EPGAMT and adventure tourism guides.

Head guide is Leandro Scheurle, rock and ice climbing instructor, wild areas lifeguard (WFR), and ISAS trekking and adventure tourism guide. He is also Instructor and lecturer at the ‘Instituto Superior Andes del Sur’ (school of professional guides).

He made technical ascents in Argentina and South America, including solo new routes in Domuyo Volcano (Neuquén), and Cerro Bonete (Tierra del Fuego).

He also write articles for magazines, blogs and websites specialized in outdoors and mountain activities.

The lead guide for AEX expeditions to Aconcagua is Daniel Adrián Cangiani, better known as "Roger". He is an EPGAMT mountain guide, WFR, rock climbing and mountaineering instructor, and professional photographer.





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