Tupungato 12 day mountain challenge in Central Chile

Come climb the Tupungato Peak in 12 days with Nicolas, IFMGA aspirant mountain guide from Chile, in the Central Andes. You won't regret it.




Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Tupungato (6570 m) also called “the stars balcony” is the highest mountain of the Andes mountain range to the south of Aconcagua. With its enormous size and outstanding conical shape, it dominates the whole landscape of this central Chilean region.

    Exceeding by many meters to all its neighboring peaks, this volcano is a serious challenge for mountaineers looking for a great experience in height. Come with me and dare to a “six thousand” technically simple summit but as physically hard as Mount Aconcagua.

    All participants must have a perfect fitness condition and an intermediate technical level. The best period to climb Tupungato is from December to March. However it is also possible to ascend it during the winter (only for expert climbers).

    Contact me now and send your request to book the trip. You can also ask for special offers for private groups! I’ll be happy to be your guide on such an amazing climb!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3000 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Prices belong to the summer season. Not included: transfer from Santiago and extra porters.


    • Day 1Santiago - Aguas Blancas
    • Day 2Aguas Blancas - Vega de los Flojos
    • Day 3Vega de los Flojos - Base Camp
    • Day 4Portering from Base Camp to Camp 1 and back to Base Camp
    • Day 5Base Camp - Camp 1
    • Day 6Camp 1 - High Camp
    • Day 7High Camp - Summit - Camp 1
    • Day 8Camp 1 - Vega de los Flojos
    • Day 9Vega de los Flojos - Santiago

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Santiago de Chile

    More info

    It is recommended to add 2 days for better acclimatization in the base camp or to retry the summit.


    About the Guide


    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

    Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

    I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

    I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

    And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



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    What People are Saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente


    Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.
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    Pierre Loap
    Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.
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    Michael Hwang
    My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!
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    Julie Molinaro
    The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.
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    Charles Bellafiore

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