trip duration TRIP DURATION
5 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
3 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


This Two 4-thousander ascents in Penitentes will take you up to two beautiful peaks in the Andes.

So in this opportunity I’ll guide you to the summit of mount Penitentes (4350 m) and mount Guimón (4238 m). Both peaks are known for their amazing views.

Penitentes is a small town, with a ski resort, located 170 km west of Mendoza. The town, and the mount, gets their names from some rock formations, that look like monks on a pilgrimage to a cathedral. And they are especially beautiful in winter, when they are covered in snow.

So the first day we’ll cross the Las Cuevas River and hike up to the beginning of the Quebrada Vargas. Then, the next day we’ll hike up to 3200 meter, where we’ll set our base camp. And the following 2 days will be summit days!

This will be an intense journey and you should be on good shape, so your able to do 2 summits in following days. But it doesn’t requires a lot of mountaineering experience.

So if you’d like to Join me for this Two 4-thousander ascents in Penitentes please contact me to check the details and start preparing this adventure.

And if you’d like to try something different in Mendoza please check my Las Cuevas trekking in Mendoza or my Climb Ojos del Salado Volcano.


Day 1

Transfer to Penitentes and first hike

We’ll meet at Uspallata and take a transfer to Penitentes. Then we’ll cross the Las Cuevas River and hike to the beginning of the Quebrada de Vargas.

Day 2

Hike to Quebrada de Vargas (3200 m)

We’ll have breakfast, dismantle our camp and hike up to set our base camp close to Grajales mountain hut (3200 m), where we’ll set the camp again.

Day 3

Summit day

Early start to hike up to the summit of mount Penitentes (4350 m). Then we’ll hike down to the base camp (3200).

Day 4

2nd summit day

Another early start to get to mount Guimón summit (4238 m). Then back again to our base camp (3200 m).

Day 5

Departure to Mendoza

We’ll dismantle our camp and head back through the Quebrada de Vargas to route 7, where the transfer will be waiting to take us to Uspallata.

Price per person

Group of 3 7500ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Personal Insurance
All trips are made with 3 clients.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Uspallata bus station, in Mendoza.

More info

Recommended equipment:
- Trekking pants
- thermal pants
- Waterproof pants
- 1 pair of warm high mountain socks
- 1 pair of thin socks
- 2 pairs of trekking socks
- Waterproof shoes
- 1 pair of leggings
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 thermal T-shirts
- Fleece jacket
- Warm jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- 1 pair of thin gloves
- 1 pair of gloves
- Cap
- hat
- Buff
- Sunglasses
- Trekking pole
- 75 + 15 liters backpack
- Headlamp
- Sleeping bag (-15º / -20º C)
- Mat
- Thermos
- Swiss army knife
- Plate and glass
- 2 bottles (1 liter minimum)
- Personal first-aid kit
- Sunscreen
- Crampons and Ice axe (depending on the terrain)

Equipment rental: If you need to rent some of the gear please let me know.


The itinerary could be changed partially or totally if I decide to do it so regarding weather or level conditions. Any change will be taking care of the individual and group safety.