Join AAGM certified mountain guide Anibal on a stunning expedition from Valle Colorado to La Ramada peak in the Central Andes!
Jan - May, Oct - Dec
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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!
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Permit and entrance fees
- Group porters
Road transfers as per itinerary,
Permanent assistance. English speaking staff,
English speaking mountain Guide (one every three climbers),
Base Camp and high altitude equipment like tent,
stove and kitchen items,
Porterage of 20 kg per person of expedition equipment to Base Camp and
20 kg on return. Load transportation does not include insurance or responsibility for loss or damage (due to weather conditions, river crossing, or any other unexpected event),
All meals and gas in the mountains,
Permits required by the mining company that owns the path and
Meals of any kind in the city . Hotel nights of any kind.
International and/or domestic airfares.
Personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room service,
laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature,
insurance liability, hospitalization or medical care of any kind, any other
service not mentioned here.
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
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.
On day 2, we will kick off our kike with a 2900 m ascent that will take around 6 hours. Camping at Corredores.
We will continue ascending around 5 hours until we reach Pirca de Polacos at an altitude of 3600 m.
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.
We will continue on our way up for six hours until we reach Camp 1 of La Ramada at 4400 m.
After a day of rest, we will keep on going around 5 hours until we reach Camp 2 at 5300 m.
We will climb up to La Ramada summit at 6400 m.
Second summit attempt depending on weather conditions and possibilities of the group.
Walk back to base camp.
We will head back to Santa Ana.
Farewell in Mendoza.
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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