Cerro El Plomo Climb Expedition (4 days)
If you cancel your booking until 30 days before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.
You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 30 days before the beginning of the activiity.
Climb Cerro El Plomo, a mountain located in the Andes near Santiago. This 4 day expedition is very popular within mountain climbers.
- 1 person: CLP$ 850,000 per person.
- Group of 2 people: CLP$ 480,000 per person.
- Group of 3 people: CLP$ 345,000 per person.
- Group of 4 to 10 people: CLP$ 290.000 per person.
*Although the climb is private, you can ask if we have dates with confirmed groups.
- Sleeping pad.
- Bilingual guide (English and Spanish) every 4 passengers.
- Mules to carry the bags and camp equipment.
- Transport from Santiago to La Parva.
- Chairlift from La Parva to Piuquenes Lagoon*: CLP$ 12,000 per person.
- Sleeping bag.
- Travel insurance.
*Availability subject to confirmation the same day the activity starts.
How to book
- Select the departure date from the calendar.
- Select the number of people.
- Click on "Add to cart".
- Pay the full price of the tour online.
- Minimum age required of 14 years.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
What to bring
- 40 to 60-liter bag pack to carry everything you will use during the 4 days of expedition.
- 30-liter bag pack to carry the things you will use during the daily walks.
- Down or feather jacket.
- High mountain waterproof and thermal pants (softshell recommended).
- 2 pairs of high mountain socks (merino wool or Inferno).
- Hike boots or high mountain boots.
- Waterproof sneakers (optional).
- First layer.
- Sleeping bag (comfort temperature of -10).
- First layer gloves.
- Midweight gloves.
- Sunglasses with UV filter.
- Goggles (optional).
- Headlamp with extra batteries.
- First aid base kit.
- External battery.
- Trek poles.
- Gas mini kitchenette.
- Cup, plastic plate, spoon, knife and fork.
- 6 liters of still water.
Day 1: La Parva – Piedra Numerada. We will meet in La Parva, where we will gather with our guide and herder, who will receive our bigger bags so he can transport them with mules. If the chairlift is available the day of the beginning of our expedition, we will take it to go to Piuquenes Lagoon, from where we will start walking for 3 hours to Piedra Numerada, at 3,500 m (11,483 ft.) of altitude, our first campsite. Here we will settle the tents, have lunch and get rest, so then we make some acclimatization hikes to be better prepared for the next day. After dinner, we will leave our bags ready and then go to sleep for our second day.
Day 2: Piedra Numerada – Campamento Federación. We will get up early to have breakfast and hydrate ourselves, before starting the walk of the day. We will walk during 3 hours at a normal passage until reaching the Campamento Federación, at 4050 m (13,287 ft.) of altitude. Once there, we will set our tents and rest, so we continue with acclimatization. In addition, in this place, we can resupply our water, because there are some glaciers from where we can obtain it. After the acclimatization hikes, we will have dinner and get rest for the next day.
Day 3: Campamento Federación – Refugio Agostini. In the morning, after breakfast, we will decamp to begin walking, leave the Campamento Federeación and go to the Refugio Agostini, at 4620 m (15,157 ft.) of altitude. This leg lasts from 3 to 4 hours walking slowly, so we avoid the symptoms of the altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness and give a chance to our bodies of having a good acclimatization to the altitude. In the refugio or shelter, we will have the option to use it, if it is not already used for other mountain climbers, or set our tents. This day we will sleep early because the next day we will get up very early to go for the summit of Cerro El Plomo.
Day 4: Cerro El Plomo Summit – Descent to La Parva. Today we will get up very early, around 5:00 am, to have breakfast and hydrate ourselves, before begin walking from the Refugio Agostini to the summit of Cerro El Plomo. We will start climbing with just what’s necessary for this, and the rest we will leave it at the shelter, so we collect it once we begin to descent. We will pass by the Pirca del Inca, at 5100 m (16,732 ft.) of altitude, place where an expedition of 1954 found a mummy of a 9-year-old child with Quechua clothes. This way, and as the custom of the time indicated it, this place became sacred and was called Apu Wamani, or guard of the valley, from where you can have a view of the entire Mapocho Valley.
After 4 or 5 hours climbing, we will reach the summit of Cerro El Plomo, where we will stay for not more than 30 minutes to rest and take some pictures, because if we stay too much time it’s risky due to the weather conditions in that place. After this experience, we will start to descent, passing by the Refugio Agostini to collect our things and continue the way to the Campamento Federeación, where we will meet our herder again, who will help us with the heavier bags until arrive to La Parva, where our activity ends.
- If you cancel until 30 days before the beginning of the tour, we will make a full refund of what you paid for the booking.