El Plomo & Leonera

The highest peak that can be seen from Santiago

Santiago, Chile

5 days
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Dates and Prices

Open Expedition:

This expedition has pre-established departure dates and you share it with other people, the groups consist of a maximum of 9 climbers plus the guides.


  • Fri 15 Sep / Tue 19 Sep 2023
  • Thu 05 Oct / Mon 09 Oct 2023
  • Wed 29 Nov / Sun 03 Dec 2023
  • Wed 27 Mar / Sun 31 Mar 2024

Private Expedition: You choose the best convenience date for you and your group. Price depending on number of people booked.

Why should you perform a 5-days training climbing El Plomo?

  • Summits: you’ll have the opportunity to reach more summits in your days in the Central Andes
  • Acclimatization: you’ll become easily acclimatized to the these high altitude conditions
  • Fitness: body and mind at a 100%
  • Itinerary: there’ll be a 2-day rest to visit and enjoy the Chilean capital city
  • Transport Arrangements: airport and bus stations to keep going towards the next goal
  • Mules: will help us to carry our equipment so we spare our own energy
  • Panorama: the most beautiful view from El Plomo summit

Itinerary and service (per day)

You need to considerate an extra day because we need to meeting you the day before the trip begins, to check your equipment and answer the last question you can get

Includes & Not Includes

Our mountain expeditions include the following services:

  • Mountain guide (Spanish / English )
  • Mules to carried the common and personal gear
  • Private transportation to climbing areas (4WD or Mini Van)
  • Mountain tents (each one is for 2 persons)
  • Dinner tent (with table and chairs)
  • Cooking kit
  • foam mattress
  • All meals within the expedition (Breakfast, box lunch, diner)
  • Professional first aids kit
  • Oxygen tank
  • Heart rate monitor and oximeter
  • VHF Radio
  • Satellite radio
  • All group equipment; rope, ice-screw, compass, stove, GPS, etc.

Our services don’t include

  • Personal mountain equipment
  • Hotel night in Santiago
  • Airport transfer
  • Traveling and rescue insurances. We strongly recommend you to get them
  • Any other service which wasn’t mentioned above. (restaurant meals, beverages, tips, laundry, etc.)
  • International and national flights and boar

More Info

Additional information:

  • 1 guide every 3 climbers
  • Satellite phone (fees by minute usage / U$ 6 p/m )
  • U$ 100 per person if you want single tent, please let us know
  • Weather can get as low as -20ºC (-4ºF) in the area

High Mountain Expedition is NOT responsible for:

  • Personal services (laundry, snacks, beverages, tips, etc.)
  • Personal mountain equipment
  • Expenses in case of rescue or early departure from the expedition.
  • Delays caused by your flight or any transportation issue which you are responsible for.
  • Weather changes which may affect the expedition.

Clothing and proper equipment

We strongly recommend to all the expedition members to have the mountain equipment described below.

Upper body parts

  • Sun hat
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava / ski mask
  • 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts (or similar)
  • 1 fleece windstopper (or similar)
  • 1 waterproof jacket (Gore Tex, Triple Point, or similar)
  • Down feather parka with hood
  • Polypropylene gloves
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Down feather mittens (Tº -20 or lower)

Down body parts

  • 2 polypropylene long underwear (or similar)
  • 1 trekking pants
  • 1 windproof pants (Gore Tex, Triple Point, or similar)
  • 2 or 3 pairs thin socks (Liners)
  • 2 or 3 pairs of thermal socks
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking boots (approach)
  • Mountain boots (double boots)

Personal equipment

  • Ice axe (70 cm or more)
  • Crampons
  • Trekking stick (telescopic)
  • Sleeping bag (Tº -15ºC)
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Expedition backpack or duffel (80 liters aprox.)
  • Daypack (40 liters aprox.)
  • Headlamp (and extra batteries)
  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Goggles
  • 2 bottles of water (1 liter each)
  • Thermos flask (1 liter)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Lips sunscreen (SPF 30) (Blistex)
  • Whistle, emergency mirror, and pocket knife
  • Toiletries
  • Digital camera, a book, mp3, Binoculars. [optional]
  • Personal repair kit

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