Mount Penitentes 360 circuit

  • 5 days (4 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 780
per tourist for 5 days
Tour starts
Mendoza
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old

Overview

Would you like to visit one of the most beautiful areas at the limit between the Chilean and Argentinean Andes? Get this great experience in the trekking around Mount Penitentes, circuit 360 of 25 miles.

From the top of the Serrata Pass (13123 ft = 4000 m) we will enjoy an outstanding view of the Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain on the American continent.

We also hike following the Tupungato Valley and admire an emblematic peak of the Tupungato Volcano (21555 ft = 6570 m), the fourth-highest volcano in the world.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover area with a wilde and well-preserved fauna and flora!

Unique view of the Mount Aconcagua
Admire the view of the Highest Mountain in America from the Serrata Pass
Wild places high in the mountains
Spend your time hiking in the wilderness
Comfortable nights
Rest in cozy refuge and camps with energetic food

Route details

Day 1
Before the trip

Mendoza city. Meeting with the guide at your hotel.

Control and rent of equipment if required.

The tour starts the next day.

*Please note - accommodation on this day is not included in the price.

Day 2
Transfer to Penitentes, acclimatization hike
Day 3
Hiking to the base camp
Day 4
Hiking up to Serrata Pass
Day 5
Hiking to the valley “Quebrada Arroyo Blanco”
Day 6
Hike following the valley “Quebrada del Tupungato”
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.

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
Basic+
Guest House
1 night
Tent
3 nights

We wil stay in the refuge in Penitentes Village for 1 night and in tents for 3 nights.

1 night
Refuge in Penitentes Village
3 nights
Tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • roundtrip private transportation from your hotel in Mendoza town;
  • 1 night at the refuge in Penitentes Village (dinner and breakfast included);
  • professional bilingual guide;
  • technical equipment ( tent, walking poles, first aid kit, camping cooking gear, etc.);
  • all meals;
  • mule camp to camp (max 12 kg per pax).

Payable separately

  • personal gear (sleeping bags and mattress);
  • phone communications and items of personal nature;
  • insurance liability;
  • ground or air evacuations;
  • hospitalization or medication of any kind;
  • any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
  • pick up from airport $18;
  • pick up from Uco Valley $35;
  • accommodation on the day before the trip. 

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body 

  • 2 Top underwear, Polypropylene or capeline 
  • 1 Long sleeve shirts 
  • 1 Fleece jacket 
  • 1 Windproof Gore-tex jacket, It must have a hood 
  • 1 Down jacket, itÂŽs better with a hood 

Hands 

  • 1 Pairs of liner gloves 
  • 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves 

Head 

  • 1 Hat or cap for the sun 
  • 1 Fleece hat or balaclava 

Lower body 

  • 1 Bottom underwear 
  • 1 Trekking pant 
  • 1 Windproof Gore-Tex pant (we recommend side zippers) 

Footwear 

  • 1 Pair of trekking boots ( we recommend Gore-Tex models ) 
  • 1  Pair of crocs or sandals with velcro for the river crossing 

Feet 

  • 2 Pairs of light-weight socks 
  • 2 Pairs of heavy-weight socks 

Eyes 

  • 1 Pair of glacier glasses with side covers (100% UV) 

Others 

  • 1 Headlamp 
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-20ÂșC) 
  • 1 Pair of hiking poles 
  • Mattress 
  • Sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 40) 
  • 2 Water bottles 
  • 1 Thermo (half litter) 

Backpack 

  • Hiking backpack (35 L) 

Personal 

  • Camera, video camera, extra batteries 
  • Personal first-aid kit 
  • Personal hygiene kit 
  • 6 Batteries for headlamp or other 

It would be great if you can bring a 90 L expedition bag every 2 people to load your extra equipment on the mule.

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