Nevado Ojos del Salado is a stratovolcano  in the Andes on the ArgentinaChile border and the highest  and active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft). It is also the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (second only to Aconcagua 6,961 m (22,838 ft).

Due to its location near the Atacama Desert, the mountain has very dry conditions with snow usually only remaining on the peak during winter, though heavy storms can cover the surrounding area with a few feet of snow even in summer. Despite the generally dry conditions, there is a permanent crater lake about 100 m (330 ft) in diameter at an elevation of 6,390 m (20,960 ft) This is most likely the highest lake of any kind in the world.

Although participants should be in excellent physical condition, Ojos del Salado is a non-technical climb—no special mountain climbing technics or equipment are employed; however, previous hiking or trekking experience is essential. Due to the strenuous nature of this climb, a physician’s release is required. 

Where, When, How much?

 

PROGRAM

16 days program to attempt summit in the highest (and active) volcano of the world. The city of Cordoba is the departure point of this adventure of a lifetime.

Certified guides, porter, cook, and coordinator will let you enjoy this experience. Our prices might be higher due to number of days so we can (almost) guarantee to make summit!

 

DATES: Feb - March  2022

PRICE: $ TBA

  1. Arrival to Cordoba (Hotel)

  2. Drive to Fiambala night hotel Cortaderas (3200 m)

  3. Refugio (shelter) las Grutas (4100 m)

  4. Hike to hot Springs

  5. Transfer to San Francisco Refugio (4700)

  6. Transfer to Maricunga, permits, Refugio Lucero (4500 m)

  7. Trekking around

  8. Ascent to Puntas Negras mountain (5650 m)

  9. Transfer to Atacama camp (5200 m)

  10. Acclimatize and rest

  11. Ascent to Tejos Refugio (5850 m)

  12. Acclimatize and rest

  13. Summit attempt, back to Tejos Refugio

  14. Back to Atacama Refugio and transfer to Fiambala town

  15. Journey back to Cordoba, farewell dinner

  16. Departure

16Departure

Price: $ TBA., all-inclusive except air fare. 

Minimum number of group 8 participants (Max 10)

All inclusive: accommodations, transfers, all meals. Certified guide, porter, cook, and back up staff.  Farewell dinner in Cordoba

12 day/13 day hiking

 

 
 

OUR HABITAT

....and its fauna

 
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