Ojos del Salado Volcano

Atacama / Chile

AltitudE

6.893 masl – 22,609 feet.

Difficulty

It requires a very good physical and psychological condition.

Length

13 days.

SEASON

October to april.

Ojos del Salado is located in Atacama Region, the most desertic and dryest area of The Andes called South American High Plateau. It is the highest active volcano on the Earth and the second Peak of The Andes Range. In 1,994 November was recorded its last gaseous activity of water vapour and sulphurous gases in the Summit Crater.
  • ITINERARY
  • SERVICES
  • GEAR LIST

Day 1: Airport - Copiapó City


(800 masl – 2,624 feet).  Transfer to Copiapó City. Hotel night.

Day 2: Copiapó City - Valle Chico


(3.300 masl – 9,840 feet). Transfer to Andrés Valley. Acclimatization hike. Tent night. 

Day 3 Valle Chico - Santa Rosa Lagoon


(3.762 masl – 12,340 feet). Trasfer to the lagoon side camp. Hike around Maricunga Salar.

Day 4: Santa Rosa Lagoon - Verde Lagoon


(4.380 masl – 14,366 feet). Trasfer to the next camp. Acclimatization hike. Tent night. 

Day 5: Verde Lagoon – Mt. Mulas Muertas Summit – Verde Lagoon


(5.897 masl - 19,342 feet). Acclimatization climb to Mulas Muertas peak. Return to Verde Lagoon. Tent night.

Day 6: Verde Lagoon - Atacama Camp


(5.250 masl – 17,220 feet). Transfer to advanced base camp. Tent night. 

Day 7: Atacama Camp – Tejos Refuge – Atacama Camp


(5.750 masl – 18,860 feet). Port day to high camp. Return to the advanced base camp. Tent night

Day 8: Atacama Camp


(5.250 masl – 17,220 feet). Rest day at base camp.

Day 9: Atacama Camp - Tejos Refuge


(5.750 masl – 18,860 feet). Move to high camp. Tent or refuge night. 

Day 10: Tejos Refuge – Ojos del Salado Volcano Summit – Tejos Refuge


(6.893 masl – 22,609 feet). Long day to summit. Return to high camp. Tent or refuge night. 

Day 11: Tejos Refuge –Atacama Camp – Copiapó City


(800 masl – 2,624 feet). Return to the advanced base camp. Long transfer to Copiapó. Hotel night.

Day 12: Extra day


To be used in case of bad weather.

Day 13: Copiapó City– Airport


(800 masl – 2,624 feet). Transfer to the airport. End of services.

Note:


This itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or force majeure conditions that put in risk the group security. Decision and changes are to be taken by the guide according to their criteria, knowledge and experience, and any modification will always be for the safety of the group.

What's included


  • Bilingual Mountain Guides (Ratio: 1 Guide per 3/4 customers).
  • All private transfers:
    • Airport –Copiapó City.
    • Copiapó City – Valle Chico.
    • Valle Chico –Santa Rosa Lagoon.
    • Santa Rosa Lagoon – Verde Lagoon.
    • Verde Lagoon –Atacama Camp.
    • Atacama Camp – Copiapó City.
    • Copiapó City – Airport.
  • 2 Hotel nights in Copiapó City (breakfast).
  • All meals during the expedition.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude cooking gear.
  • First aid fit.
  • Radio communication.
  • Global Positioning System equipment (GPS).
  • Satelital phone.

What's not included


  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Flight from/to Copiapó.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs. 
  • Altitude porter.
  • Any extra service not specified in include ítem.
Foot
  • Plastic boots: double or triple, with removable liner. Suggestion: La Sportiva Spantic, Scarpa Phantom Guide.
  • Trekking shoes. Suggestion: La Sportiva Boulder, Assolo Salyan.
  • Comfortable and lightweight shoes for rest days at base camp.
  • Gore-Tex + Cordura.
  • Socks:
    • Merino wool or polypropylene - 2 pairs (warm layer).
    • Polypropylene - 1 pair (liner layer).
    • Cotton - 2 pairs (to be used in the approach).
Upper Body
  • 2 Long sleeve thermal shirt. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 2 T-shirt. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 2 Polar / fleece Jacket.
  • 1 Softshell Jacket (Opcional).
  • 1 Goretex Jacket.
  • 1 Down Jacket. Suggestion: The North Face Baltoro. (-20° C).
  • 2 T-Shirt.
Lower Body
  • 2 Long underwear pant. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 2 fleece trousers
  • 1 Goretex pant.Waterproof/ breathable
  • 1 Trekking pant. Dryloft.
Head
  • 1 Warm hat. wool or polar-tec.
  • 1 Polypropylene or capilene.
  • Climbing Helmet. Certified.
  • 1 Sun hat. with neck protection.
  • 1 Head lamp. With extra batteries. Petzl / Black Diamond
  • 2 Sunglasses. 100% UV protection. Must have side covers. Category 4 or more (Julbo or Bolle).
  • 1 Goggles.
  • 1 Buff
Hands
  • 2 Light gloves. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 Fleece and Waterproof Gloves for cold weather.
  • 1 Warm down mittens..
  • 1 Over mittens: Goretex.
General and climbing equipment:
  • Large duffel bag with lock (120). For transporting gear.
  • Smaller duffel with lock.
  • Down sleeping bag -30° C.
  • Therm-a-rest mat. -1. + Mattress
  • Expedition backpack. 75 - 90 litres
  • Day pack 30 - 45 litres. (optional)
  • Helmet
  • 1 Traverse Ice axe.
  • 12 points.
  • 1 trekking Poles.
  • Pocket knife. Victorinox or Leatherman tool.
  • Plate, fork, spoon, cup, glass. Unbreakable set for high camps.
  • 1 Pee bottle. Pee Funnel (for women). Suggested: Freshets.
  • 2 Drinking bottle - with hermetic closing.
  • 1 thermo
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, wet wipes.
  • Towel
  • 1 Sun Block. UV 50 at least.
  • 1 Lips cream. UV 40.
  • 1 Hydrating cream.
  • Personal medications
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)
Optionals
  • Camera
  • Ear plugs. for windy nights.
  • Hand warmers: for summit push (no direct contact with skin)

Get in Touch

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