Volcan Maipo / 5330 masl

  • Volcán Maipo
  • Volcán Maipo
  • Volcán Maipo
  • Volcán Maipo

The surroundings of the Maipo Volcano (5330 masl) are of an unparalleled beauty, with the Diamante Lagoon at its foothills. The nature reserve, named after the lagoon, is located 220 km from the city of Mendoza, in the Department of San Carlos.

It can be visited from December to March, when the park and its road are open.

The ascent takes 5 days, departing from the lagoon, in the middle of the Andes. From this point, we will cover 30 km and 2650 meters of unevenness, with prepared logistics and full board services. Thus, your hike will be one of maximum pleasure and tranquility.

Shall we begin? Contact us and start enjoying.

Day 1: Transfer to San Carlos, Mendoza, where Laguna del Diamante National Park is located. We will spend the night near the lake (3300 masl).

Day 2: After breakfast, we will break camp and start trekking to the high camp 1 (3800 masl).

Day 3: After breakfast, we will break camp and start trekking to camp 2 (4300 masl).

Day 4: Attempt to summit Maipo Volcano (5330 masl).

Day 5:  Breaking camp and return to Mendoza. End of services.

  • Professional trekking guide
  • General gear (Tents, heaters)
  • All foods from lunch of day 1 to lunch of day 5
  • Snacks (fruits, cereal bar)
  • First aids personal trained
  • Insurance
  • Transportation

Optional

  • Tips

Not included

  • Personal gear
  • Non mentioned services
  • Park entrance fee

What to Expect from the Full Board?

This includes: breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner for the 3 days walk, except for the first day which starts with the on-the-go lunch. The meals are prepared according to the logistics and activity.

Initially, some meals can be:

  • Risotto with bacon
  • Noodles with meat sauce
  • Sandwich with homemade bread, cold cuts, tomato and avocado.
  • Rice with sautéed vegetables
  • Fajitas
  • Fresh fruit, nuts, cereal bars, oatmeal cookies, etc.

How many guides will be coming?

There will be 1 guide for every 3 participants, which allows us to personalize attention and services.

What do I do if I lack equipment?

We can recommend you an equipment rental, and we will accompany you in the process of choosing the right one for the activity.

How will we carry the loads?

The idea is to transport loads to the high camps and use the process to acclimatize.

What can I do if I don’t want to carry my load?

In this case the participants will not be able to hire the porter service. The only alternative is an assistant/guide from Mendoza, and in this case you must inform in advance.

How many people will sleep in each tent?

The tents are triple, to facilitate the logistics and the weight to be carried. In case you want a double tent, you must ask for it apart from the service.

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