Mount Plata guided ascent 20013 ft

  • 7 days (6 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Group size
up to 10 tourists
from US$ 980
per tourist for 7 days
Tour starts
Mendoza
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old

Overview

The ascent to the Mount El Plata is an ideal option for those who are ready to conquer their first six-thousand-meter peak. This top is one of the highest mountains in the Central Andes and the highest in the “Cordón del Plata” mountain range.

This climbing will be great experience of the high altitude mountaineering. You may also chose this ascent as an acclimatization hike before attempting the Mount Aconcagua.

You will admire a lot of picturesque tops of the Andes: Tupungato together with the majestic Cerro Polleras (5993m) and the black Cerro Negro/Cerro Pabellon (6070m). Also Aconcagua, Ameghino, and La Mano are located quite close by the Mount El Plata, to the north-west, and further away to the north, on clear days, you may see the snowy peaks of the Mercedario Group.

Enjoy an outstanding mountain views
The views from the summit of the Cerro Plata are stunning: you will see a huge number of famous peaks
Сonquer the mountain of the high altitude
Climb one of the highest top in the Central Andes
Feel supported every moment of the trip
Experienced guides assist you before and during the trip

Route details

Day 1
Meeting with the guide in Mendoza

10:00 am Meeting with the guide in Mendoza at your hotel. 

Checking of equipment and renting of extra equipment if required.

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

Day 2
Acclimatization trek to the Mount Arenales
Day 3
Trek to Piedra Grande camp
Day 4
Trek to El Salto de Agua
Day 5
Rest day
Day 6
Climbing the Mount Plata
Day 7
Extra day, return to 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
Basic+
Guest House
1 night
Tent
4 nights

We wil stay in the refuge for 1 night and in camps for 4 nights (brand new the North Face V25 tents, light on each tent with a USB charger, common tent the North Face dome for 6 and 8 ppl, solar panels).

1 night
Refuge
4 nights
Brand new the North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • roundtrip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza;
  • all meals, except in Mendoza;
  • full board lodging in refuge (one night);
  • assistance for the arrangement of loads to be transported by mules;
  • bilingual guides;
  • radio VHF communication;
  • all shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.(enquire for mule and porter services rates)).

Payable separately

  • mules;
  • Mule Camp 1 to Base Camp (recommended) $155;
  • Mule Base Camp to Base (refuge) $170;
  • items of a personal nature (e.g. hygiene, clothes etc.);
  • phone communications;
  • insurance liability;
  • ground or air evacuations;
  • hospitalization or medication of any kind;
  • hotel accommodation in Mendoza on the 1st day;
  • any expenses due to last minute cancellations or delays;
  • additional costs due to any change in the activity requested by the client;
  • any other service not mentioned on 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 Aconcagua, 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 of Aconcagua. 

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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