ojos del salado

Ojos del Salado & Mt El Plomo

Central & North Andes


Location:
Desierto de Atacama, Chile

Height:
6893m
Reviews (4):

Dates & Prices

This expedition has pre-established departure dates and you share it with other people, the groups consist of a maximum of 6 climbers plus the guides.

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

Itinerary and service (per day)

Includes & Not Includes

Our mountain expeditions in Ojos del Salado & mt. El Plomo include the following services:

  • Mountain guide (Spanish / English )
  • Private transportation to climbing areas (4WD)
  • Transfer airport – hotel and hotel – airport
  • 1 hotel night in (Bahia Inglesa or Copiapó)
  • 2 hotel nights in Santiago
  • Valparaiso full day tour
  • Mountain tents (each one is for 2 persons)
  • Dinner tent (with table and chairs)
  • Cooking kit
  • All meals within the expedition (Breakfast, box lunch, diner)
  • Professional first aids kit
  • Heart rate monitor and oximeter
  • VHF Radio
  • Satelite radio
  • All group equipment; rope, high altitude tent, stove, GPS, etc.
  • Mules and horse driver for acclimatization into el Plomo
  • Domestic flight and boarding fees (Santiago / Copiapo – Copiapo / Santiago)

Our services don’t include

  • Meals not descrived in Program (see itinerary)
  • Personal mountain equipment
  • 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 boarding fees.

More Info

Relevant information for the Ojos del Salado & mt. El Plomo expedition

Additional information:

  • 1 guide every 3 passengers
  • Satellite phone (fees by minute usage / U$D 6)
  • 2 persons per hotel room.
  • U$ 300 per person if you want single room, please let us know
  • U$ 100 per person if you want single tent, please let us know
  • Hotel lodging includes *Breakfast (see itinerary)
  • We recommend you travel with small bills
  • Weather can get as low as -25ºC (-13ºF) 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 or 3 long sleeve polypropylene shirts (or similar)
  • Polar windstopper (or similar)
  • 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
  • Windproof pants (Gore Tex, Triple Point, or similar)
  • 3 or 4 pairs thin socks (Liners)
  • 3 or 4 pairs of thermal socks
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking boots (approach)
  • Mountain boots (double plastic boots)

Personal equipment

  • Ice axe (75 cm or more)
  • Crampones
  • Trekking stick (telescopic)
  • Sleeping bag (Tº lower than -20ºC)
  • Inflatable and foam mattress
  • Expedition backpack (80 liters aprox.)
  • Duffel
  • 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

Fixed Departures

April
llullaillaco
May
Sajama
June
Tocllaraju
Quitaraju
Alpamayo
July 2021
Llullaillaco11/07/2021

Testimonies

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