Andes crossing trek from Argentina to Chile

Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 12 tourists
US$ 1 350
per tourist for 6 days
Tour starts
Mendoza
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 12 tourists over 16 years old

Overview

This tour offers an incredible opportunity to traverse the entire Andes mountain range. 

It's a one-of-a-kind adventure that brings you to a remote and stunning land, evoking a sense of journeying back in time. Our trip begins in the picturesque Uco Valley-Tunuyan, where we embark on a trekking expedition across the Andes. Along the way, we'll navigate through beautiful valleys and gorges, surrounded by towering cliffs, glaciers, and majestic peaks.

Throughout this Andes trekking adventure, you'll be fully immersed in the natural environment, far removed from pollution, high-tension cables, or any semblance of civilization. This expedition promises a genuine wilderness experience in an isolated part of the world. You'll cherish every moment spent with a group of fellow travelers and our welcoming team of guides and mule handlers. Nights will be spent by the fireside, savoring delicious traditional cuisine beneath the breathtaking night sky.

Enjoy the breathtaking valleys of the Andes mountains
Beautiful valleys and gorges surrounded by vertical walls, glaciers, and 6.000m high mountains
Experience the life far away from civilization
Stay in the natural environment, far away from pollution and high-tension cables or any kind of civilization, which will make this crossing a real “expedition” among the wilderness and isolated world
Meet like minded people
You will live every intense minute sharing your time with a group of interesting travelers and our friendly team of guides and muleteers

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You have to arrive in Mendoza a day before to departure date. It’s necessary to check equipment.

Day 2
MENDOZA / MANZANO HISTORICO 1700M / REFUGIO SCARAVELLI / 3260M
Day 3
FROM REFUGE SCARAVELLI / TUNUYAN VALLEY
Day 4
TUNUYAN VALLEY – Laguna de los Patos Trek
Day 5
REAL DE LA CRUZ / EL CALETÓN
Day 6
EL CALETÓN / INTERNATIONAL BORDER / PARQUE DEL YESO
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Not climbing or mountaineering experience is needed to participate in our guided Aconcagua normal route expeditions. However, you are recommended to do some conditioning. Anyone who is in good health and mentally prepared can take part in our expeditions. Be sure that a good physical preparation and training will increase chances to get the top.

Photo Federico Z.
Federico Z. is the provider of this trip
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The provider speaks: English
Federico is an outdoor lover with plenty of adventures in The Andes. Specialized in the tour logistics and Organization of Expeditions and Treks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Peru, Bolivia, and French Alps.

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
5 nights
4 nights
Tent

Igloo shape tents for 2 or 3 people

1 night
Complex of cabins in “Cajon del Maipo”

Tour conditions

Included

  • transfer Mendoza City to the place where we start the trekking
  • transfer from the end point of the expedition to a complex of cabins in “Cajon del Maipo”(Chile)
  • transfer “Cajón del Maipo” / Santiago de Chile
  • professional mountain guide and muleteers
  • transport of the equipment on mules. Up to 10 kg per person
  • all meals and drinks during the expedition
  • complete camping equipment
  • dining tent
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • first Aid equipment
  • satellite phone (in case of emergency)
  • English speaking guide

Payable separately

  • transfer (return) from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza
  • transport to Chile of the equipment and bags that you don’t lead the expedition
  • personal gear
  • food not stipulated in the program
  • drinks in restaurants
  • personal expenses (phone calls, tips, laundry, etc.)
  • rescue expenses
  • medical assistance or insurance

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body
• 1 Top underwear, Polypropylene or thermal capeline
• 1 Long sleeve shirts
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex jacket, it must have a hood
• 1 down jacket, it must have a hood
Hands
• 1 Pairs of liner gloves
• 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves
Head
• 1 Hat or cap for the sun protection
• 1 Fleece hat
Lower body
• 1 Bottom underwear
• 1 Trekking pant
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex pant (only in winter conditions)
Footwear
• 1 Pair of hiking boots (we recommend Gore-Tex models)
Feet
• 1 pairs of light-weight socks
• 2-3 pairs of heavy-weight socks
Eyes
• 1 pair of glacier glasses with side covers (100% UV)
Others
• 1 headlamp with extra batteries

• 1 sleeping bag (-15oC)

• Crocs or similar shoes to cross rivers
• Mattress
• Sunscreen and lip protection min. SPF 40. Moisturizing
cream, protective lipstick, milk cream in case of very dry skin.
• 2 water bottles
• Personal medicine
• Passport
• US$ 30 in Chilean pesos (for any small expense arising as
drinks or snacks)
• 1 plastic bottle or a water bottle (1 1/2 or 2 lts)
• Eye drops (for persons who are sensitive or allergic to the
dust)
• Insect repellent
• Elements of personal hygiene (hand towel, soap,
toothbrush, etc.)
• Camera

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