Adventure to the highest altitude active volcano (Ojos del Salado) in the world & the second highest peak in the Andes!
This is a great introduction to serious trekking and climbing for beginners & intermediates to the discipline of mountain climbing & trekking.
Sited on the Argentinian & Chilean border: Nevado Ojos del Salado stands at a proud 6,893m altitude; the trekking and altitude provide the real challenge on this expedition with a small section of rock climbing at the summit of the route.
Although Ojos del Salado presides on the edges of the Atacama Desert; a very dry region; it is still famed for having the world’s highest crater lake on the eastern side of the volcano, situated at 6,390m.
Following a program of acclimatisation, you’ll set out to make the summit of Ojos del Salado in good timing but always with respect to the altitude.
Trek & climb the second highest peak in the Andes Mountains.
Trekking from Valle Chico to Laguna Santa Rosa (c.3,800m).
From Laguna Santa Rosa to Laguna Verde (c.4,300m).
Hiking to Cerro Mulas Muertas (c.5,400m).
Trekking ascent of San Francisco volcano (c.6,000m).
From Laguna Verde, driving to Atacama Refuge (c.5,300m).
Breakfast x 11
Lunches x 12
Dinner x 11
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual high-mountain guide
International & Domestic Airfares
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
|Joining Arrangements||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.|
|Food & Water||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.|
|Special Diets||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.|
|Trekking Crew||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.|
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
|Covid-19 (Coronavirus)||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.|
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics|
|Reservation||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.|
|Customer Service||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.|