• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Description

This Three 4-thousander ascents in Mendoza is your chance to live an intense adventure in the Andes!

And the way to get it done is to go deep into the beautiful Cordón del Plata Provincial Park. This natural paradise is located 80 km west of Mendoza and was created to protect the great amount of permanent ice, glaciers and andean biodiversity. Because of its great diversity it’s one of the most important biological area in the andean tundra.

Up in the park, we’ll camp in Veguitas camp site (3200 m) from where there is a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. And from here we’ll hike to mount San Bernardo (4200 m) one day and to mounts Adolfo Calle (4200 m) and Stepanek (4100) the next day.

Although this ascents aren’t technically difficult, they required to be in good shape and a bit of previous mountaineering experience. It will take us between 4 and 7 days depending on the weather conditions and your acclimatization.

So please, if you think you’re up to the task and you’re ready for a real adventure, send me a request and I’ll guide you to this Three 4-thousander ascents in Mendoza.

And if you want to try something different in Mendoza please check my Ascent to Cerro El Plata, Mendoza or my Ascent to 4.350m Cerro Penitentes.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and hike to Veguitas camp (3200 m)

Transfer from Mendoza to Vallecitos mountain hut area (2800 m). Hike up to Veguitas camp (3200 m).

Day 2

Veguitas camp (3200 m) - San Bernardo (4200 m)

Hike to mount San Bernardo summit (4200 m). Hike back to camp.

Day 3

Rest day

Rest day at Veguitas camp. Optional: Trek to Quebrada del Medio.

Day 4

Veguitas camp (3200 m) - Calle (4200) - Stepanek (4100)

Early hike to mounts Adolfo Calle (4200 m) first and Stepanek (4100 m). Then back to Veguitas camp (3200 m). It will be a long 11 hours walk day.

Day 5

Hike down and transfer to Mendoza

Hike down to Vallecitos mountain hut area (2800 m). Argentinian barbecue for lunch. Transfer back to Mendoza.

Looking to join a group?

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
08/12/2017 to 10/12/2017
Shorter itinerary, of 2 peaks instead of 3. Price: ARS $6800
29/03/2018 to 02/04/2018

Price per person

Group of 38900ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance
All trips are made with 3 clients.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

YPF in front of the Bus station in Mendoza.

More info

Recommended equipment:
- Trekking pants
- thermal pants
- Waterproof pants
- 1 pair of warm high mountain socks
- 1 pair of thin socks
- 2 pairs of trekking socks
- Waterproof shoes
- 1 pair of leggings
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 thermal T-shirts
- Fleece jacket
- Warm jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- 1 pair of thin gloves
- 1 pair of gloves
- Cap
- hat
- Buff
- Sunglasses
- Trekking pole
- 75 + 15 liters backpack
- Headlamp
- Sleeping bag (-15º / -20º C)
- Mat
- Thermos
- Swiss army knife
- Plate and glass
- 2 bottles (1 liter minimum)
- Personal first-aid kit
- Sunscreen
- Crampons and Ice axe (depending on the terrain)

Equipment rental: If you need to rent some of the gear please let me know.

Disclaimer

The itinerary could be changed partially or totally if I decide to do it so regarding weather or level conditions. Any change will be taking care of the individual and group safety.