Have you ever imagined yourself walking in the footsteps of San Martin and his armies? In this wonderful experience, we will do the Crossing of the Andes on foot or on horseback. We will do it through a historic landmark: the Piuquenes Pass. It will be a demanding 7-day traverse, full of breathtaking mountain scenery and unforgettable moments.
Undoubtedly, the Crossing of the Andes is one of those challenges that are hard to put into words, you have to experience it!
What does the Crossing of the Andes via the Piuquenes Pass consist of?
It is a complete mountain experience: you will be the protagonist of a high intensity historical expedition. Our crossing of the Andes will take 7 days. We will set off from the Argentinean side, in the Province of Mendoza, and we will finish the activity in the City of Santiago de Chile.
We will start the trip by visiting the museum in the Manzano Histórico to learn about the history of the area where we will be spending the next few days.
From there we will begin to ascend the great mountain range, accompanied by Professional Trekking Guides who ensure that the trip is a safe learning experience full of enjoyment.
We will cross through the International Pass “Portillo de Piuquenes”, the place where San Martin started his return from the famous liberation campaign.
The gradual, day-by-day challenges are designed so that we can acclimatize to the altitude, move forward with strength or recover from the efforts according to the moment: that is why we will have some quiet days, and other very challenging ones.
A must? Delicious meals are always a good motivation to move forward, and an excellent reward for having “given our all”.
Who is this activity recommended for?
The Crossing of the Andes via the Piuquenes Pass is recommended for those who want to fully experience mountaineering. If you are in good physical condition and like challenges, this traverse is for you!
You don’t have to be a very experienced person. You only need to be in good physical condition and eager to go on this adventure. Leave the rest to us: we are here to guide you, to offer our experience and to guarantee that you will learn things that you will take with you for life.