Mount Vallecitos guided ascent (18044 ft)

  • 5 days (4 nights)
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
from 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

Get an amazing experience in the Cordon del Plata which is located along the highway to Aconcagua - the highest top in the America.

This area offers easy scrambles along the normal routes and also alternative challenging routes. The large concentrations of peaks and short distances between them take the opportunity to admire the view of the highest mountains of the Andes. 

You may also acclimatize here before the climbing the Mount Aconcagua. And the Mount Vallecitos is a great option for those starting climbs in the height range. 

Explore on of the most popular area for climbers from all over the world.

Admire the picturesque views of the highest tops
Enjoy the beauty of the mountains at high altitude
Сonquer the top
Test yourself on a climb to 18044 ft
Hike with reliable guides
Be sure that experienced guides assist you before and during the trip

Route details

Day 1
Meeting with the guide in Mendoza

8:00 am — meeting with the guide in Mendoza.

Checking of equipment and renting of extra equipment if required.

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

Day 2
Trekking for acclimatization and summit of the Mount Arenales
Day 3
Trekking to Piedra Grande camp
Day 4
Trekking to Salto de Agua camp II
Day 5
Climbing the Mount Vallecitos
Day 6
Extra day, return to Mendoza
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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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
4 nights

We wil stay in сamps 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).

4 nights
The North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

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

Payable separately

  • 15kg equipment lading by mules only for the way up (way down optional); 
  • personal items (e.g. hygiene, clothes, etc.); 
  • personal porter/mule hire; 
  • phone communications and items of a personal nature; 
  • insurance liability; 
  • ground or air evacuations; 
  • hotel accommodation in Mendoza on the 1st day; 
  • Mule Camp I to Base Camp – $145; 
  • Mule Base camp to Base – $170; 
  • hospitalization or medication of any kind; 
  • 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

Upper body
• 2 Upper body base layers, polypropylene or capeline
• 1 Long sleeve shirt
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof Gore-tex jacket (must have a hood)
• 1 Down jacket (hood recommended)

Lower body
• 1 Lower body base layer (thermal underwear or similar)
• 1 Pair of trekking pants
• 1 Pair of Windproof GoreTex pants (we recommend side zippers)

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

Head
• 1 hat or cap with a wide brim for sun protection
• 1 Fleece hat or balaclava

Footwear

• 1 Pair of trekking boots (we recommend Gore-Tex models)
• 1 Pair of gaiters

Feet
• 2 Pairs of lightweight socks
• 2 Pairs of heavyweight socks

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

Others
• 1 Headlamp
• 1 Sleeping bag (suitable down to -20ºC / -4ºF)
• 1 Pair of hiking poles
• Mattress
• Cooking Utensils
• Sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 40)
• 2 Water bottles
• 1 Thermos flask

Backpack
• Large backpack 90L

Personal
• Camera, extra batteries
• Personal first-aid kit
• 1 Pee bottle
• Personal hygiene kit
• 6 Batteries for the headlamp or other

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