People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
La Ramada range is a stunning mountain range in the Andes in the San Juan province of Argentina. It is known both as a mining region and a great area for explorers and adventurers. Additionally, it is also an important paleontology site where fossils of dinosaurs have been found. Because of its stunning landscapes and wildlife it is a beautiful area well worth discovering. On this Valle del Colorado- La Ramada peak tour, we take you to some of its most breathtaking spots!
Our trip begins in Mendoza where we meet in order to drive all the way to Santa Ana, our trailhead. From there, we will progressively ascend until we reach Pirca de Polacos. Then, we will take a couple of days to acclimatize and rest. We will also do some short walks in the region where we will get a chance to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. After we have adapted to the altitude, we will continue on our way up to La Ramada camp 1 where we will rest again and then go on to La Ramada Camp 2. This will be our kick off point to La Ramada summit treks. From there, once we have reached the glorious top, we will begin our return.
Because of the duration and terrain, this ascent requires a good fitness level. However, we will be there every step of the way to guide and assist you. With a 3:1 guide ratio you will get personalized attention, in Spanish or English. Additionally, we will take time to rest and also have a 20kg. equipment porter. This means that although hard, you will be able to enjoy the climb every step of the way!
Are you ready for a once in a lifetime experience in the Andes? Then book your place now and join me on this unique ascent to the peaks of La Ramada! I will be more than happy to show you the way.
Are you looking for something a little shorter? Then try our 9-day Ansilta Peak hike!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Our trip begins with a 210 km Mendoza – Barreal drive. Then, in a in a 4WD vehicle we will head to our trailhead in Santa Ana at an altitude of 2200 m. Overnight at camping.
Santa Ana – Corredores
On day 2, we will kick off our kike with a 2900 m ascent that will take around 6 hours. Camping at Corredores.
Corredores – Valle del Colorado
We will continue ascending around 5 hours until we reach Pirca de Polacos at an altitude of 3600 m.
Day 4 to 5:
Acclimatization and rest days at base camp
In order to rest, we will spend two days doing short walks to Salto Frio Ice Fall and/or to the bottom of the Mercedario’s South Face.
Pirca de Polacos – Lagunita
We will continue on our way up for six hours until we reach Camp 1 of La Ramada at 4400 m.
- Day 7: Resting day at Camp 1
Lagunita – Torres Rosadas
After a day of rest, we will keep on going around 5 hours until we reach Camp 2 at 5300 m.
Torres Rosadas – La Ramada Summit
We will climb up to La Ramada summit at 6400 m.
Summit day 2
Second summit attempt depending on weather conditions and possibilities of the group.
Back to base camp
Walk back to base camp.
We will head back to Santa Ana.
Barreal – Mendoza.
Farewell in Mendoza.
About the Guide
AAGM Guide from Argentina
I ve been guiding in the Central Andeans for the last 25 years, mostly in Mercedario, La Ramada and Ansilta peaks. I really enjoy guiding small groups of people interested in enjoying and feeling the mountains as they are. Do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to help.
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