ODS001: OJOS DEL SALADO VOLCANO CLIMBING (6.893 M)
CHILEAN NORMAL ROUTE
8 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Highlights of the Tour
Ø Highest Active Volcano
Ø Highest chilean summit
Ø Andes panorama
Ø Altiplano and Puna
Ø Driest desert on earth
Characteristics of the Tour
Ø Type of trip: Mountaneering
Ø Acommodation: Hotel, refuge, camps.
Ø Duration: 8 days
Ø Suggested period: November to April
Ø Fitness Level: Demanding
Ø Technical Level: moderate
Just 69 meters less than Mount Aconcagua, the Ojos del Salado volcano allows to enjoy the peace and loneliness of the mountains in an uncrowded place. Cold and hot water, cold and thin air, hot sun, this place is just for you.
ITINERARY “DAY BY DAY”.
DAY 1: COPIAPO – LAGUNA SANTA ROSA (3.762 M).
Reception at Copiapo airport or your Hotel in Copiapo or Caldera. At noon, briefing with the lead guide to review itineraries and check equipment. After lunch we head to the Paipote Ravine to reach the Laguna Santa Rosa, in the southwest side of the Maricunga Salt Flat. Walk around for see the typical fauna of the place. Night in Camp or refuge depending on availability. (L, D)
DAY 2: LAGUNA SANTA ROSA – 7 HERMANOS (4.780 M) - LAGUNA VERDE (4.350 M).
Acclimatization hiking to the summit of Mount 7 Hermanos. After lunch we move to the Laguna Verde, place where we can take a bath in the natural hot springs of the shore. Night in Claudio Lucero Refuge or Camp, according on availability. All meals included.
DAY 3: LAGUNA VERDE – MOUNT MULAS MUERTAS (5.897 MSNM) - LAGUNA VERDE.
We continue with the acclimatization, reaching more altitude. Hiking to the Mount Mulas Muertas and come back to the camp. Night in Claudio Lucero Refuge or Camp, according on availability. All meals included.
DAY 4: LAGUNA VERDE – ATACAMA BASE CAMP (5.200 M)
Hiking around Laguna Verde in the morning. After lunch we move to the Atacama Refuge in the Base Camp. Night in Atacama Refuge or Camp, according on availability. All meals included.
DAY 5: ATACAMA BASE CAMP – TEJOS HIGH CAMP (5.830 M) - ATACAMA BASE CAMP.
We carry our personal and common equipment towards Tejos Refuge, in order to prepare the next days and continue with the acclimatization. Night in Atacama Refuge or Camp, according on availability. All meals included.
DAY 6: ATACAMA BASE CAMP – TEJOS HIGH CAMP (5.830 M).
This time we move with the rest of our necessary equipment to the high camp and stay there. Night in Tejos Refuge or Camp, according on availability. All meals included.
DAY 7: TEJOS HIGH CAMP – OJOS DEL SALADO SUMMIT (6.893 M) – ATACAMA BASE CAMP.
This is the hardest day. We wake up early (04:00 hrs) with low temperature and have to climb more than 1000 meters, crossing a short tongue of hard snow and in the last part, after the crater, we do some of rock climbing. Night in Atacama Refuge or Camp, according on availability. All meals included.
DAY 8: SECOND SUMMIT ATTEMP OR ATACAMA BASE CAMP – CALDERA.
Security day for a possible second summit attempt. If we had success yesterday, we come back to Caldera. Night in Refuge or Camp, according on availability, or in 3 stars Hotel in Caldera. All meals included.
DAY 9: EXTRA SECURITY DAY.
This program can be done either on a PRIVATE SERVICE basis or on a COLECTIVE SERVICE basis.
PRIVATE SERVICES depart at clients’ best convenience and you go just with your group. Prices for these programs are subject to the number of booked clients. PRIVATE SERVICES INCLUDE BILINGUAL guide (English/Spanish).
COLECTIVE SERVICES require a minimum of 3 passengers in order to be confirmed and they run on the dates established in our catalogue. COLECTIVE SERVICES INCLUDE BILINGUAL guide (English/Spanish).
PRIVATE SERVICES (valid from 01/11/2017 until 30/04/2018) except in case of an important change of general prices and/or variation of the USD exchange rate in Chile):
$600.000*(n+3), where “n” is the number of paxes.
SINGLE room/tent supplement: $135.000 or USD208
COLECTIVE SERVICES (01/11/2017 until 30/04/2018), except in case of an important change of general prices and/or variation of the USD exchange rate in Chile):
From 03 people: $1.200.000 p/p or USD1850
SINGLE room/tent supplement: $135.000 or USD208.
The prices include:
- Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels (DOUBLE/TRIPLE room basis)
- Full equipped camps (tents, kitchen equipment and dining room tent)
- Security and communication equipment (radios VHF, GPS, pharmacy, satellital phone)
- Meals as mentioned by code (B=breakfast, L=lunch (box lunch), D=dinner)
- All kind of drinks during picnics/box lunches and/or camp meals.
- Private transportation during the whole trip.
- Bilingual specialized guide leader.
- One guide every 4 people.
- Flights and airport taxes
- All kind of drinks during restaurant and/or hotel meals
- Services in Santiago (hotels, transfers).
- Personal equipment
- Personal insurance
- Visa if necessary
- Every other service NOT mentioned in the program
PUBLISHED FIXED DEPARTURES FROM 01/11/2017 until 30/04/2018
PASSENGER EQUIPMENT LIST
- Light upper body shirt
- Heavy upper body shirt
- Fleece jacket medium weight
- Fleece jacket expedition weight
- Down jacket
- Wind/waterproof jacket (Gore tex or similar)
- Thermo underwear
- Light weight long johns
- Heavy weight long johns
- Trekking pant
- Gore tex (or similar) pant
- Light socks
- Heavy socks
- In town clothes
- Tennis shoes
- Trekking shoes
- High Mountain Boots (plastic or similar)
- Light gloves
- Heavy gloves
- Mountaineering gloves
- Sun hat
- Wool cap
- Trekking poles
- Mountaineering sleeping bag (-25ºC comfort)
- Sleeping pad
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