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Tupungato 12 day mountain challenge in Central Chile

Tupungato 12 day mountain challenge in Central Chile | 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.

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12 Days

All year




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

Prices belong to the summer season. Not included: transfer from Santiago and extra porters.


Day 1: Santiago - Aguas Blancas

Day 2: Aguas Blancas - Vega de los Flojos

Day 3: Vega de los Flojos - Base Camp

Day 4: Portering from Base Camp to Camp 1 and back to Base Camp

Day 5: Base Camp - Camp 1

Day 6: Camp 1 - High Camp

Day 7: High Camp - Summit - Camp 1

Day 8: Camp 1 - Vega de los Flojos

Day 9: Vega de los Flojos - Santiago



More info

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

Meeting point

Santiago de Chile

About the guide

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Mountain 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



The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.



The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



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.



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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