Ojos del Salado guided expedition 22614 ft

Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 2 880
per tourist for 14 days

Overview

The Volcano Nevado Ojos del Salado (6893m = 21,615 ft) is situated on the Argentina-Chile border. It is the highest volcano in the world.

This ascent gives you the great opportunity of high altitude climbing the second mountain of the Andes. The summit is quite interesting due to its location. The Volcano skirts the edge of the Atacama Desert and wherein you will find the world’s highest crater lake on the peak’s eastern side (6390m = 20965 ft).

The significant peak
You will climb outstanding top and enjoy the unique view from the highest volcano on all seven continents
The contrasts of nature
You will hike through diverse territories: from desert to snowfields
Cozy and comfortable stay
You will have a rest and spend nights in fully equipped camps with geodesic domes and excellent kitchen service, where we offer you fresh and healthy food prepared by professional chefs

Route details

Day 1
Meeting with guide in Catamarca

The expedition guide will be waiting for you at Catamarca Airport and will take you to hotel. 

This day your mountain equipment will be checked, we will rent extra equipment if needed. 

You will stay and enjoy one of the best hotels in Catamarca (meals not included).

Day 2
Travel to Fiambalá, rest
Day 3
Travel to Refugio Quemaditos
Day 4
Trek to the Aguas Calientes camp
Day 5
Trek to Aguas de Vicuñas camp
Day 6
Trek to the Arenales Base Camp
Day 7
Rest day
Day 8
Ascent to Base Camp
Day 9
Final check-up and rest
Day 10
The ascent to the altitude camp
Day 11
Rest day before the summit
Day 12
Ascent to the Volcano Nevado Ojos del Salado
Day 13
Descent to the base camp
Day 14
Trekking down
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
Upscale
Hotel
2 nights
Tent
11 nights

We will stay at hotels for 2 nights and spend 11 nights in fully equipped camps with geodesic domes and excellent kitchen service.

1 night
Hotel in Catamarca
1 night
Hotel in Fiambalá
11 nights
Tents and domes

Tour conditions

Included

  • hotel accomodation;
  • transfer La Rioja / Fiambalá / La Rioja;
  • transfer of your personal equipment by mules and 4×4 vehicles;
  • camps: full board service (all meals);
  • lunch each day, except in hotels;
  • all shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.);
  • professional bilingual guides with many years of experience in the park;
  • permanent VHF radio communications from all camps;
  • first aid kits, oxygen in case of emergency, pulse oximeter for daily updates on acclimatization progress.

Payable separately

  • all the expenses originated from the abandonment of the trip;
  • meals, drinks, and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • personal insurance;
  • porters for personal height equipment;
  • personal equipment;
  • personal medication;
  • air and ground evacuations;
  • internet, telephone and satellite communications, elements of a personal nature;
  • liability insurance;
  • hospitalization or medication of any kind;
  • any other service not mentioned in included.

Travel recommendations

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 Catamarca, 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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