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14-day Tupungato (6,560m) mountaineering expedition from Santiago, Chile

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Achieve a mountaineering goal in the Andes on this challenging 14-day mountaineering expedition to the top of Tupungato from Santiago de Chile. UIAGM certified aspirant guide Nicolás will be glad to take you there.



14 Days

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec

Very high



* Get to the summit of the iconic Tupungato on a 14-day expedition.

* Live an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Andes.

* Enjoy a challenging ascent and achieve a mountaineering goal.


Looking for a challenging ascent in the heart of the Andes? Get to the top of the stunning Tupungato on this 14-day mountaineering expedition from Santiago de Chile.

Located on the border between Chile and Argentina, Tupungato is a stratovolcano in the Andean range. At 6,560 meters of altitude, it’s one of the highest volcanoes in South America and an iconic peak in the central section of the range.

On this 14-day expedition, we’ll pick you up in your hotel in Santiago de Chile and drive you to the start of our hike. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a detailed description of everyday activities during the program. Check it out!

As for the level of demand, keep in mind that this ascent is for experienced mountaineers with an excellent physical condition. To reach the Tupungato summit means a great challenge, but it’s also a fantastic and very rewarding adventure.

If you love mountaineering and would like to achieve a goal in a classic Andean peak, you can’t miss this opportunity in the amazing Tupungato. Please, send the request to book your place and we’ll start making all the arrangements for this incredible experience.

Another great ascent in the Chilean Andes could be the Marmolejo. Take a look at this 5-day program that I lead to the mountain!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Drinks

Price details

Not included: personal equipment, extra meals and drinks, personal insurance, tips, hotel accommodation, flights and any other service not mentioned.


Day 1: Hotel - Chacayar - Aguas Claras Camp

First of all, we’ll pick you up at your hotel, drive to Chacayar and start a 3-hour walk to Baños Azules. There, we’ll have our first break and continue our hike across plateaus and streams until we reach Aguas Claras Camp, where we’ll set up our camp.

Day 2: Aguas Claras Camp - La Vega de los Flojos

We’ll start our second day very early in the morning with a good breakfast and talking about our day. Our trip will begin crossing pastures that will lead us to Baños del Tupungato, a natural thermal pool where we can contemplate great views of the surrounding mountains. After a while, we’ll catch an impressive sight of Tupungato. We’ll continue our walk and, after a difficult section, we’ll reach La Vega de los Flojos (3,318 meters), our second camp.

Day 3: La Vega de los Flojos - Los Españoles

Our third day will start with a beautiful view of the sunrise and the surroundings while we share a copious breakfast. We’ll go through an area called ‘the valley of stones’ and start the ascent to a large valley with many streams. Our ascent will continue in the slopes of the volcano and, after 2 hours, we’ll reach the Base Camp ‘Los Españoles’, at 4,420 meters of altitude.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

Day 5: Los Españoles - El Hito - Los Españoles

We’ll carry the equipment and food for three days to the El Hito Camp (4,790 meters). The trail crosses a frozen section and reaches a flat area where we’ll leave our things.

Day 6: Los Españoles - El Hito

We’ll set up our camp in El Hito.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

Day 8: El Hito - Camp 5200

We’ll depart in the morning to our last camp and prepare for the following day.

Day 9: Summit Day

On the summit day, we’ll wake up early in the morning and get ready for the ascent. We’ll cross a rocky section and face a challenging climb for 3 hours until we reach an altitude of 5,800 meters. With the light of the sun, we’ll get to see the dazzling surroundings and start our way into the crater. Then, we’ll climb a rocky section, cross a pass and continue along the edge to the top. After reaching our goal, we’ll descend to the camp to celebrate and relax.

Day 10: Camp 5200 - Vega de los Flojos

Day 11: Vega de los Flojos - Baños Azules

Day 12: Baños Azules - Chacayar - Santiago

Day 13 to 14: Extra days in case of bad weather



More info

It's important that participants bring their documents and information.

Meeting point

Santiago de Chile.

About the guide

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Aspirant Guide

I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I live in Patagonia, in Villa Cerro Castillo, South of Chile, an incredible place with mountains and climbing opportunities everywhere - with many hidden spots yet to explore. I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountains, techical ones, and in Patagonia too.

I also offer rock climbing and mountainering courses in different locations in Chile and in my city. During my tours, I try to create the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.





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What people are saying about Nicolás


My guide Angela was great. Her experience and expertise helped me make the climb of a lifetime. My safety and well-being were her first and foremost concern.

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