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Ojos del Salado Expedition

Guided ascent to the second highest peak in South America, far away from Aconagua crowds

Ojos Del Sal­a­do 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. Along the way to Ojos del Sal­a­do you’ll climb sev­er­al oth­er peaks in the 4000 – 6000 meter range for acclima­ti­za­tion. We’ve cho­sen the Argen­tine side of the moun­tain for its remote­ness, away from the busy Chilean side of the mountain.

With vehicle support you’ll climb four high altitude peaks on this expedition

Your Ojos del Sal­a­do expe­di­tion includes a stopover in Buenos Aires- so bring your danc­ing shoes and tan­go to your heart’s con­tent after the climb- and the food and wine is pret­ty amaz­ing too!

Start­ing and end­ing in La Rio­ja, Argenti­na, the Ojos Del Sal­a­do trip includes plen­ty of non-tech­ni­cal hik­ing, and remote 4‑wheel dri­ve trav­el. 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! 


  • Ojos del Sal­a­do Expedition

    $6,500 – 18 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 3 Climbers.

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room & tent) – $500


Custom Dates Available — Contact Us



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 con­nect to La Rio­ja via Buenos Aires. Cur­rent­ly Aero­lin­eas Argeti­nas is the only air­line fly­ing into La Rio­ja. You can arrive any­time on Day 2, though depend­ing on your depar­ture city an addi­tion­al day of trav­el may be nec­es­sary to arrive on Day 2. Gen­er­al­ly this neces­si­tates an overnight flight from the U.S. begin­ning on Day 1 of the itin­er­ary, con­nect­ing in BA and arriv­ing in La Rio­ja. You will be met at the air­port in La Rio­ja by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.

For your return flights home you’ll need return to Buenos Aires from La Rio­ja before con­nect­ing to your inter­na­tion­al flights home. Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule


  • Ojos del Sal­a­do Expedition


    18 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 3 Climbers.

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Ojos del Sal­a­do 22,615 ft / 6893 m

San Fran­cis­co 19,737 ft / 6016 m

Fal­so Moro­cho 15,016 ft / 4577 m

Moro­cho Chico 14,714 ft / 4485 m


Nor­mal Route 

Guide Ratio

3:1 client to guide ratio


Advanced Beginner

Over­all the tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties of these climbs are min­i­mal. How­ev­er, the final sec­tion on Ojos does require some easy rock scram­bling. Basic com­pe­ten­cy on use of ice axe and cram­pons is required. Climbers should be pre­pared for cold and often windy con­di­tions and some expe­ri­ence at high alti­tude is sug­gest­ed but not required.