icons/avalancheicons/bootscompassfacebookicons/gloveshandsicons/hearticons/helmeticons/ice axeinstagramminusmountainicons/pathsMap Pinplusicons/questionicons/guideicons/ropeicons/gogglesicons/stafftenttwitteryoutube
Volcano nevados ojos del salado 642130

Ojos del Salado Expedition

Guided ascent to the second highest peak in South America

Ojos Del Sal­a­da is the high­est active vol­cano in the world and the sec­ond high­est moun­tain in both the West­ern Hemi­sphere and South Amer­i­ca. Ojos strad­dles the bor­der of Argenti­na and Chile and is pri­mar­i­ly a non-tech­ni­cal ascent except for a scram­ble on the final sec­tion to the summit.You’ll climb two oth­er peaks for acclima­ti­za­tion, one 4,000 m and the oth­er 6,000 m.

Start­ing and end­ing in San­ti­a­go Chile, the Ojos Del Sal­a­da trip includes plen­ty of non-tech­ni­cal hik­ing, 4‑wheel dri­ve trav­el over 17,000 ft, hot springs soak­ing and camp­ing in both huts and tents. This is a per­fect adven­ture for small groups or a cus­tom trip for an indi­vid­ual. Bag the sec­ond high­est peak in the West­ern Hemi­sphere Moun­tain Mad­ness style!

Price

  • Aconcagua Nor­mal Route

    from $7,000 – 15 Days / Includes trav­el time

    • 1:1 - $10,000 per person
    • 2:1-3:1 - $7,000 per person

Dates

Custom Dates Available — Contact Us

Policies

Itinerary

Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in San­ti­a­go, Chile on Day 2. You can arrive any time on Day 2. This neces­si­tates an overnight flight from the U.S. begin­ning on Day 1 of the itin­er­ary. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.

Your return flight home will also be an overnight flight depart­ing from San­ti­a­go dur­ing the day on Day 14 of the itin­er­ary for a night flight back to the U.S. or your final des­ti­na­tion. Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule

Equipment

  • Aconcagua Nor­mal Route

    from $7,000

    15 Days / Includes trav­el time

    • 1:1 - $10,000 per person
    • 2:1-3:1 - $7,000 per person
    Book Trip

Elevation

22,615 ft / 6893 m

Route

Nor­mal Route 

Guide Ratio

3:1 client to guide ratio

Difficulty

Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

TRIPS TO PREPARE FOR OJOS

NEXT STEPS