Tupungato Volcano guided ascent 21555 ft

  • 16 days (15 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 3 990
per tourist for 16 days
Tour starts
Mendoza

Overview

The Tupungato Volcano is one of the highest mountains in the America. This significant summit marks the international border between Argentina and Chile. 

The mountain offers non-technical climb with a short snow travel section. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. Also the active Tupungatito volcano, which last erupted in 1987, is located in the southwest of the Tupungato.

This tour gives you unforgettable experience of hike through Gaucho lands and valleys full of wildlife.

Admire the beauty of mountains
Enjoy the view of the Andes from the high altitude peak of Tupungato
Visit the border between Argentina and Chile
The border between the Chilean Metropolitan Region and the Argentine province of Mendoza is situated on the peak
Explore wild nature
Hike in the unique area with an amazing flora and fauna

Route details

Day 1
Meeting in Mendoza

Welcome to the Mendoza Airport!

Transfer to Mendoza. 

Equipment check

Meeting, welcoming dinner.

Day 2
From Mendoza City to Puesto Santa Clara, the beginning of the way
Day 3
Hike to the Refugio de Durmientes
Day 4
From Refugio de Durmientes to Portezuelo del Azufre, descent to the Tupungato Valley
Day 5
Hike up to Base Camp
Day 6
Rest and acclimatization day
Day 7
From Base Camp to Camp 1 and way back
Day 8
From Base Camp to Camp 1
Day 9
From Camp 1 to Camp 2
Day 10
Rest day
Day 11
From Camp 1 to Camp 2
Day 12
Summit day
Day 13
Extra day
Day 14
From Camp 2 to Basic Camp
Day 15
From Base Camp to Portezuelo del Azufre and Refugio de Durmientes
Day 16
From Refugio de Durmientes to Santa Clara and transfer 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
Tent
15 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).

15 nights
The North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation Hotel in Mendoza
  • all the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza)
  • bilingual Mountain Guide +20 years experience / WFR (wilderness first responder)
  • equipment transportation by mules to the base camp
  • one assistant
  • all shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.)
  • complete base camp services
  • all the transfers from your hotel in the town of Mendoza
  • permanent radio communication and Satellite Phone.
  • first aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates of acclimatization progress

Payable separately

  • any cost if the climber abandons the trip
  • meals and drinks in Mendoza
  • personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations
  • room services, laundry
  • phone communications (only for emergency) and items of a personal nature
  • insurance liability (we recommend global rescue insurance)
  • hospitalization or medication 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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