Trek to Ojos del Salado basecamp
Trek to Ojos del Salado basecamp
Ojos del Salado is an active stratovolcano in the Andes on the Argentina–Chile border and the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft).
Get to know some of the most remote areas of South America in the middle of the Atacama desert, with comfort and safety.
Perhaps you have friends or family who want to climb to the summit and you can join them without having to climb a mountain or have previous altitude experience.
Our extreme basecamps also offer extreme comfort and are extremely beautiful. Our basecamp is located at beautiful Atacama lagoons. You can chose to rest in basecamp or do easy treks to nearby easy peaks with our specialised guides.
Full Service Cost; $2850, £20,50, €2350;
The itinerary will follow the main expedition with the exception of the extreme altitude days. Please ask for more information
Day 1 – Arrival to Copiapo – 800m - We’ll pick you up at the airport, 50km away from Copiapo. In the same day, we will check your personal equipment, making all final adjustments and shopping if necessary. Today we’ll have our first dinner together and meet the rest of the team. Included: transport and hotel
Day 2 – Copiapo – Laguna Santa Rosa Hut – 3700m - After a 210km drive, we’ll sleep in a small mountain hut at the edge of a beautiful salty lagoon called Santa Rosa. Included: Breakfast, transport, lunch, and dinner
Day 3 – Acclimatization on SieteHermanos – 4780m - We’ll climb SieteHermanos up to its summit or go as high as we can depending on the team’s condition. This is a fairly ‘low’ 4780m peak near Laguna Santa Rosa. Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4 – Laguna Santa Rosa Hut – Laguna Verde Hut – 4300m - After a nice and generous breakfast, we’ll drive 120km to Laguna Verde. We’ll cook and gather in a small mountain hut and sleep in tents. The good news is that inside the hut there is a rather large pool of warm water which comes from nearby hot springs. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (and bath!)
Day 5 – Climb to MulasMuertas – 5200m - Another day of acclimatisation. Today is our turn climb MulasMuertas located just a few kilometers away from our hut. Again, we’ll take it very easy and go as high as we can without compromising our bodies. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (and bath again!)
Day 6 – Rest day – 4300m Today we’ll rest on Laguna Verde.
Day 7 – Explore around camp, go for exploratory drives, take beautiful photos, enjoy the lovely scenery,
Day 8 – Rest day – 4400m - Today will rest at Laguna Verde and recover from yesterday’s climb. Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 9 – Drive to Atacama Hut – 5200m - A 2-hour drive to a higher hut named Atacama. Only this time its a 5200 metre high hut and the roads can be quite bad. Today you get to relax (or try to) and enjoy the lunar landscape to Atacama Hut while our skillful drivers do what they do best. Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and off road insane transport
Day 10 – Explore around camp, go for exploratory drives, take beautiful photos, enjoy the lovely scenery,
Day 11 – Explore around camp, go for exploratory drives, take beautiful photos, enjoy the lovely scenery,
Day 12 – Explore around camp, go for exploratory drives, take beautiful photos, enjoy the lovely scenery,
Day 13 – Drive back to Copiapo - Included: transport and hotel
Day 14 – Flight out - ** The above itinerary is subject to change due weather conditions, performance of the group, political/administrative problems and any other events not described.