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Expedition and climb to Cerro Vallecitos - Mendoza - Ascenso23
Expedition and climb to Cerro Vallecitos - Mendoza

Expedition and climb to Cerro Vallecitos - Mendoza

A high mountain expedition at 6000 meters high

Start Date :
End Date:
Initial time :
alarm9 am
End Time:
alarm7 pm
Meeting Point:
Mendoza bus terminal
End Point:
Mendoza bus terminal
1200 km approx from Buenos Aires.
8 days + trip
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Advance Purchase Price:
830 touch_app

Special price booking until 09 de September!message

Dates on request for groups - minimum 4 people.

The mountain everyone sees from the distance...

The Cordón del Plata is the high mountain "school" for the people of Mendoza in particular and for the Argentines in general. At a very short distance (80 km) from Mendoza, Argentina, we have in those mountains one of the few "alpine" landscapes in the country; Where altitude, really big mountains, ice and verticality are combined. It is a midpoint between the great distances and desert smoothness of the high mountains of the Northwest and the concentrated and upright granite masses of Patagonia. Much could be written about geological, historical or romantic aspects of these beautiful mountains, where so many mountaineers of different generations have lots of memories, dreams and first achievements. But let's get to the point from the Andean point of view. Visible in part from the city of Mendoza and even better from the towns to the east and the Uco Valley, from Guaymallén to San Carlos, the people of Mendoza ignore its secrets and many confuse its white moles with Aconcagua or Tupungato. The Cordón del Plata does not belong to the Cordillera del Limit or Cordillera Principal, where the Aconcagua is, nor to the old Precordillera, but is between both, constituting together with the Cordillera del Tigre the so-called Cordillera Frontal. It is geologically the newest, and for this reason its mountains are the most slender in the Central Andes. Our program invites you to meet them and captivate yourself with their great shadows, trying to reach several of their precious peaks.

Cerro Vallecitos summit attempt (5469 masl).


Note: The itinerary may be modified depending on several factors, such as the weather, the acclimatization system and others. The decision will be given exclusively by the guides.

Day 1: Meeting in Mendoza. Last minute purchases. Transfer by charter vehicle to Vallecitos (2,850 m.a.s.l.), about 80 km from the city. In Vallecitos we will settle in a typical mountain refuge where we will spend the night. In the afternoon: short acclimatization walk in the area. Overnight in shelter.

Day 2: This day we will do trekking and ascents to the Lomas Blancas, Arenales and Andresito hills, to continue with the acclimatization. Overnight in shelter.

Day 3: On this day we will make an ascent to the Veguitas Superior camp, at 3450 masl, to continue with the acclimatization period. Options that will define the guides with the group. Overnight in tent.

Day 4: Permanence in Veguitas Superior for acclimatization with short walks and perhaps an attempt to summit Cerro Adolfo Calle (4200 masl). Overnight in tent.

Day 5: Ascent to El Salto camp (4200 masl). acclimatization, hydration Rest. Overnight in tent.

Day 6: Day of acclimatization to altitude. Short walks in the area. Good nutrition and hydration. Team preparation to attempt summit. Overnight in tent.

Day 7: Attempt to summit Cerro Vallecitos (according to group conditions and weather). We leave very early. Very tiring day. Return in the afternoon to El Salto camp. Overnight in tent.

Day 8: Descent to the base of Vallecitos and from there, with our private transport, to the city of Mendoza. End of the expedition and services.


Program with a high degree of demand in the ascents. The height plays its important role, good previous hydration is needed.

Program subject to weather conditions. Modifications to it may occur on the fly depending on circumstances and various factors. The decisions will be made exclusively by the guides and coordinators

speaker_notesIncluded Services:

  • Transfers to and from the city of Mendoza.
  • All meals in the mountains (breakfast, energy-snacks, lunches, snacks, dinners).
  • 2 Overnights in refuge
  • Tents.
  • Portage with mules to Camp El Salto if possible.
  • General camping service.
  • Professional mountain guides.
  • Satellite Monitoring.
  • Satellite phone for emergencies.
  • Previous informative meetings.
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Permanent assistance.

speaker_notes_offServices NOT included:

  • Personal technical equipment.
  • Trip to Mendoza (flight tickets)
  • Tips.