Pissis Volcano is located in the southern limit of Atacama Region, the most deserted and dryest area of The Andes. It is the third highest mountain in America and one of the highest volcanoes in the world.

The approach to reach the base camp requires four Wheel trucks to cross a remote and wild area, between lagoons, glacier moraines, vicuñas, guanacos and foxes.

Day 1: Airport - La Rioja City - Fiambalá - Cortaderas

(3,300 masl – 10,824 feet). Transfer in. Transfer to Fiambalá. Brake. Transfer to Chaschuil Valley, to Cortaderas hotel. Dinner and hotel night.

Day 2: Cortaderas – Las Losas

(3,700 masl – 12,136 feet). Transfer to Las Losas. Acclimatization hike. Tent or precarious refuge night. Full board.

Day 3: Las Losas - Falso Morocho Peak - La Gruta Village

(4,088 masl – 13,408 feet). Transfer to La Gruta. Acclimatization climb to Falso Morocho Peak (4,500 masl/14,760 feet). Refuge night. Full board.

Day 4: La Gruta Village - San Francisco Pass

(5,100 masl – 16,728 feet). Private transfer to La Gruta. Acclimatization hike. Refuge night. Full board.

Day 5: San Francisco Pass - Los Aparejos Lagoon

(4,700 masl – 15,416 feet). 4×4 Transfer to Los Aparejos Lagoon (4.190 masl – 13,743 feet). Tent night. Full board.

Day 6: Los Aparejos Lagoon - Pissis Base Camp

(4,600 masl – 15,088 feet). 4×4 Transfer to Mar del Plata Base Camp. Tent night. Full board.

Day 7: Base Camp - Camp 1 - Base Camp

(5,360 masl – 17,581 feet). Port day to the first altitude camp. Return to base camp. Tent night. Full board.

Day 8: Base Camp - Camp 1

(5,360 masl – 17,581 feet). Move to camp 1. Tent night. Full board.

Day 9: Camp 1

(5,360 masl – 17,581 feet). Rest and recovering journey. Tent night. Full board.

Day 10: Camp 1 - Camp 2

(5,900 masl – 19,352 feet). Move to the second altitude camp. Tent night. Full board.

Day 11: Camp 2 – Summit – Camp 2

(6,793 masl – 22,281 feet). Hard day to the Summit. Return to the second altitude camp. Tent night. Full board.

Day 12: Camp 2 - Base Camp - Cortaderas

(5,900 masl – 19,352 feet). Return to base camp. Transfer to Cortaderas. Hotel night. Full board.

Day 13: Extra day

Spare journey to be used in case of bad weather.

Day 14: Cortaderas - Fiambalá - La Rioja (Airport)

(3,300 masl – 10,824 feet). Breakfast. Transfer to Fiambalá. Snack. Transfer to La Rioja Airport (515 msnm/1,689 pies). End of services.

Service Included
  • Bilingual Mountain Guides (Ratio: 1 Guide per 3/4 customers).
  • All private transfers:
    • Transfer in-out (Airport – La Rioja City).
    • La Rioja City – Fiambalá – Cortaderas.
    • Cortaderas – Las Losas.
    • Las Losas – La Gruta Village.
    • La Gruta Village – San Francisco Pass.
    • San Francisco Pass – Los
    • Aparejos Lagoon.
    • Los Aparejos Lagoon – Pissis Base Camp.
    • Pissis Base Camp – Cortaderas.
    • Cortaderas – Fiambalá – La Rioja City.
  • 1 Snack in Fiambalá.
  • 2 Hotel nights in Cortaderas (Dinner & Breakfast).
  • 1 Refuge night in La Gruta (Full Board).
  • All meals during the expedition.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude cooking gear.
  • All meals during the climb.
  • First aid kit.
  • Radio communication.
  • Global Positioning System equipment (GPS).
  • Satelital phone.
Service not included
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Any transfer not specified.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs.
  • Altitude porter for personal loads.
  • Drinks in Cortaderas dinners.
  • Tips
  • Any extra service not specified in include ítem.

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