A trekking and mountaineering adventure in the mountains that dominate the Rodeo, in the Cordon of Ambato, an ecosystem with diverse vegetation and stunning valleys and high peaks.
The Manchao is the highest peak of this cord and limits the large horseshoe shape to the northwest of the provincial capital. From the stretch of Las Juntas to the summit of the hill, the slope is pronounced with a landscape that amazes with its variety, unlike the western sector of the province, the dominated aridity, the salt flats and high altitude. An innovative experience expedition, camping and hiking with extensive conference and summit attempt.
Day 1: Transfer from Catamarca to El Rodeo. This day we meet at El Rodeo. Lunch. Lodging in a hostel in El Rodeo with dinner. Presentation with guides and equipment, general check-up and prior logistics
Day 2: Breakfast. Transfer 7 am to the beginning of the path. Beginning of the walk. First working day. Set up of camp in Las Tinajas. First night. 3400 masl.
Day 3: Walk uphill to the camp at 4000 meters above sea level, in the so-called Casa de Piedra del Manchao. Camp setup. Hydration and rest.
Day 4: Early breakfast. The Manchao summit attempt. If weather conditions permit us, we arrive at the summit of 4530 meters. Photos and celebrations summit. Descend to camp. Rest. Hydration. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Descent along the route that ends in El Rodeo to a last camp in a high field.
Day 6 Last day of descent to Las El Rodeo. Walk to the accommodation of the first day (or transfer). Option to spend the night at the inn (extra) or transfer to Catamarca city.
Trekking and climbing considered physically demanding. Will be camping three nights
Expedition to one of the 10 Argentinian classic mountains .
In all our expeditions we offer the service of meals IN FULL BOARD PLAN.
It is necessary to complete the personal/medical record to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.
The overnight stay takes place in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people. The first night is in a hostel in El Rodeo.
It does not have technical difficulty but it does have some physics with some height. It is a 50 km round trip walk with large unevenness.
For any mountain activity you need to have prior physical preparation, or be physically active.
It is important to have some previous experience in different treks. We recommend having good physical condition, and knowing that the modality is crossing, where you walk during the day with a backpack, and spend the night in a wild camp. The summit day is intense.
The overnight stay takes place in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people. The first night is in a hostel in El Rodeo
The tents are included in the service.
Pleasant during the day, cool (0 degrees) either early or at sunset.
The stops occur with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity. There are stops for lunch, snack, and rest.
In a woman a range of 13 to 15 kilos, in a man from 15 to 20 kilos.
We have a mule portering service, which will carry the general equipment every day.
In all our expeditions we offer the meal service IN FULL BOARD PLAN.
March lunches (cold meals): Milanese and tomato sandwiches, cold cut sandwiches, chopped, salads, tapas, etc.
Dinner: Vegetable stews-bacon-red chorizo, Chicken and vegetable casseroles, Pasta with various sauces or stew, Roast meat (Chivito), Chaw Fan, Chicken with rice in the casserole....
Breakfasts and snacks: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino, Cooked Mate, Mate, Powdered milk; bread, cookies, jam, honey, dulce de leche; cereals, fruit.
It is necessary to complete the personal/medical file to clarify if someone does not eat some type of food.
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
THIRD LAYER (windproof and waterproof)
OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)
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