Mount Mercedario guided expedition 21981 ft

  • 14 days (13 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 3 850
per tourist for 14 days
Tour starts
Mendoza

Overview

The Mount Mercedario is situated in the Argentine province of San Juan (north of Mendoza province) and 100 km to the north of the Mount Aconcagua.

This tour offers you to test yourself in climbing the highest mountain of the Cordillera de la Ramada range and the eighth-highest peak of the Andes, which requires acclimation. 

Get unforgettable experience in the rugged and remote mountain. This area is pristine, you will see an amazing landscapes and explore wild fauna and flora.

Admire the views of the unique area
Enjoy the spectacular beauty of glaciers and waterfalls
Feel the power of the highest mountains of the Andes
Hike through valleys surrounded by 5000 and 6000-meter peaks and hear the irresistible call of the Central Andes peaks
Conquer the significant top
Climb the peak which has a similar scree slope as Aconcagua for the last 800 feet and walk the trail originally used by the Incas, that goes through Ollada Glacier

Route details

Day 1
Transfer to Barrealo and El Molle (or Laguna Blanca)

Transfer from Mendoza to Barreal (240 km, 1600 m) and then (in a 4WD vehicle) to El Molle (or Laguna Blanca, depending on the road conditions). 

Camping for overnight.

Day 2
Move to Los Colorados Base Camp
Day 3
Rest and acclimatization
Day 4
Drive to Cuesta Blanca
Day 5
Rest day
Day 6
Move to Cuesta Blanca
Day 7
Acclimatization day
Day 8
Move to Pirca de Indios
Day 9
Rest day
Day 10
Move to La Ollada
Day 11
Mountain climbing
Day 12
Second summit
Day 13
Descent from La Ollada to the Base Camp
Day 14
From the Base Camp to the trailhead, Mendoza
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

It is imperative that everyone joining a mountaineering expedition be in a high standard of physical fitness when the expedition begins. You are recommended to do some conditioning. Be sure that a good physical preparation and training will increase chances to get the top.

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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
Tent
13 nights

In the hike we will spend the nights in camps (brand new the North Face V25 tents equipped with solar panels, light, and 12v charger).

13 nights
The North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • 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 stuff;
  • all meals and gas in the mountains;
  • permits of the mining company owning the path and Gendarmerie.

Payable separately

  • hotel nights or meals of any kind in the city;
  • international and/or domestic airfares;
  • porters, personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room service, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature;
  • insurance liability, hospitalization or medicals of any kind;
  • any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

During your expedition to mountains, you will encounter a very wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. At one end of this range is the pleasantly warm and beautiful City of Mendoza, 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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