Mount Pissis ascent 22293 ft

  • 14 days (13 nights)
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 2 850
per tourist for 14 days

Overview

The Mount Pissis (6795 m) is an inactive stratovolcano. It is the 2nd of the highest volcanoes in the world, the third highest summit in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. 

This area is located on a branch of the Andes mountain range, it is wild and considered the most desert place on the planet.

But it is real to feel comfortable in this rugged territory: from the first step to the top and back we are at the service of each of the passengers. In this tour we offer you fully equipped camps with geodesic domes and excellent kitchen service. We all work so that each mountain experience is unique and perfect.

Admire the diversity of flora and fauna of the Andes
Meet different animals and see unique plants in this area
Conquer the high altitude peak
Get experience of climbing at the 2nd of the highest volcanoes in the world
Do not worry about comfort
Our team is ready to give you all for comfort climbing: fully equipped camps, fresh and healthy food prepared by professional chefs, transfers, experienced guides and porters

Route details

Day 1
Airport – La Rioja City – Fiambalá – Cortaderas

Transfer from La Rioja airport to La Rioja City. Driving to Fiambalá.

Brake. 

Transfer to Chaschuil Valley, to Cortaderas hotel. 

Dinner and hotel night.

Elevation: 3300 m = 10824 ft.

Day 2
Cortaderas – Las Losas
Day 3
Las Losas – Falso Morocho Peak – La Gruta Village
Day 4
La Gruta Village – San Francisco Pass
Day 5
San Francisco Pass – Los Aparejos Lagoon
Day 6
Los Aparejos Lagoon – Pissis Base Camp
Day 7
Base Camp – Camp 1 – Base Camp
Day 8
Base Camp – Camp 1
Day 9
Rest day
Day 10
Camp 1 – Camp 2
Day 11
Camp 2 – Summit – Camp 2
Day 12
Camp 2 – Base Camp – Cortaderas
Day 13
Extra day
Day 14
Cortaderas – Fiambalá – La Rioja (Airport)
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

Physically fit and previous experience in altitude are necessary in this climbing.

Photo Federico Z.
Federico Z. is the provider of this trip
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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
Midscale
Hotel
2 nights
Tent
11 nights

In the tour we will stay at hotel in Cortaderas, in refuges and tents (brand new the North Face V25 tents equipped with solar panels, light, and 12v charger).

2 nights
Hotal in Cortaderas
11 nights
Refuges and tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • bilingual Mountain Guides (ratio: 1 Guide per 3/4 customers);
  • all private transfers:
    • transfer in-out (Airport – La Rioja City);
    • La Rioja City – Fiambalá – Cortaderas;
    • Cortaderas – Las Losas;
    • Las Losas – La Gruta Village;
    • La Gruta Village – San Francisco Pass;
    • San Francisco Pass – Los Aparejos Lagoon;
    • Los Aparejos Lagoon – Pissis Base Camp;
    • Pissis Base Camp – Cortaderas;
    • Cortaderas – Fiambalá – La Rioja City;
  • 1 snack in Fiambalá;
  • 2 hotel nights in Cortaderas (Dinner & Breakfast);
  • 1 refuge night in La Gruta (Full Board);
  • all meals during the expedition;
  • high altitude tents;
  • high altitude cooking gear;
  • all meals during the climb;
  • first aid kit;
  • radio communication;
  • global Positioning System equipment (GPS);
  • satelital phone.

 

Payable separately

  • personal climbing equipment;
  • any transfer not specified;
  • accident and rescue insurance;
  • rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs;
  • altitude porter for personal loads;
  • drinks in Cortaderas dinners;
  • tips;
  • any extra service not specified in include ítem.

Travel recommendations

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

During your expedition in the Andes, you will encounter a very wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. At one end of this range is the pleasantly warm and beautiful La Rioja City , while at the other end of the spectrum is found the cold and often windy weather on the summit. 

The equipment you bring must function well in a wide variety of conditions. Your clothing should be warm, lightweight, dry quickly, and allow good freedom of movement. Adhere to the layering principle: several thin layers of insulation (rather than one thick one).

We will send you detailed list of expedition climbing gear after booking.

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