Tupungato (6,570m), 14-day Expedition to the summit, near Mendoza

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Come and enjoy a 14 day adventure that will take you to the summit of the sensational Tupungato peak, near Mendoza in the Andes of Argentina with EPGAMT certified guide Martin.

Group

Andes

14 Days

Jan, Feb

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a 14-day expedition to the summit of the Tupungato volcano in Argentina.
  • Spend your nights in various camps as you progress higher up the peak.
  • Enjoy incredible views at every stop during the trip.

Description

The Tupungato peak (6,570m) in the Argentinean province of Mendoza is a magnificent peak. That is why I am very pleased to offer this 14-day adventure that will take you to its majestic summit. 

Our journey to the summit of Tupungato will begin in the city of Mendoza. After your arrival there, we will transfer to the city of Tupungato, where you will spend the night. On the following day, we will go to the El Condor Refugio, where you will spend the night, while also getting properly acclimatized. On the next day, we will venture to the Real de los Bayos entrance to the Tupungato Volcano Provincial Park by the Santa Clara River and Tres Quebradas. Once there, we will set up our first camp, where we will eat and rest for the night.

Over the next few days, we will proceed to higher altitudes, setting up camps 2 and 3 as we go. At these camps we will take short climbs and hikes, so you can get more acclimatized.

On the eighth and ninth days of the trip, we will set up the first and second high altitude camps, as we get more prepared for our push to the summit. And, on the tenth day, we will finally ascend to the Tupungato summit. At the summit you will get to enjoy absolutely breathtaking views. After the summit, and over the next few days, we will make our descent back to the El Condor Refugio, where you will take your transfer back to Mendoza.

Participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.

Trekking to the summit of a peak exceeding 6,500 meters is an incredible experience. If you would like to enjoy that experience for yourself, send a request, and let’s make our way to the top of the Tupungato volcano!

Would you like to explore the Aconcagua Provincial Park, while enjoying great views of Aconcagua? Then join me on this 6-day expedition and spend time at Confluencia and the Plaza  de Mulas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Mendoza - Transfer to Tupungato city (1,060m)

Day 2: Transfer from city of Tupungato to the El Condor Refugio (2,100m)

Day 3: Approach to Real de los Bayos (3,250m) to install camp 1

Day 4: Trek to base of Cerro Azufre or foot of the Portezuelo (4,000m) to install camp 2

Day 5: Trek to Alto Valle del Tupungato (3,500m) to install camp 3

Day 6: Acclimatization hikes and climbs around camp 3 then transport to the first high altitude camp, Portezuelo de los Vientos border point (5,200m)

Day 7: Minor climbs and hikes for acclimatization

Day 8: Ascent to the first high camp

Day 9: Ascent to Mula Muerta (6,000m) and install second high altitude camp

Day 10: Climb to summit of Tupungato (6,570m) - return to Portezuelo do los Vientos high altitude camp

Day 11: La Canaleta descent to camp 3

Day 12: Descend to camp 1

Day 13: Arrive at El Condor Refugio - Transfer to Mendoza

Day 14: Extra day in case of inclement weather

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights in a hostal and various camps during the expedition.

Meeting point

Mendoza

Photos


About the guide

EPGAMT Mountain guide from Argentina.

The mountain is my workplace and space to enjoy what I like to do ... mountaineering.

I climbedd and promoted various mountains and volcanoes such as: Aconcagua , Ojos del Salado, Pissis , Walter Penck , Incahuasi, Plata, Rincon, Vallecitos , etc.

The mountain can find oneself, to rediscover the essence and every moment. It is a natural place that transmits balance, harmony, tranquility and at the same time, tests us and motivates us to self-improvement. The mountain is accessible to all, just enough to take the first step ... we offer a different experience to share.


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Prices per person

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please contact me for pricing information.

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes all meals, camping equipment, accommodation in hostels and transfers in Mendoza.




 

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