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TUPUNGATO (6570m) (AZE 003)

On the Chilean-Argentina border, Mount Tupungato reaches an altitude of 6570m with the typical majesty of all volcanoes. This peak, which is wilder and less coveted than others, offers countless possibilities to all those mountain climbers in search of challenges off the beaten track. Either by its normal route (dry) or by its southern face (glacier), this volcano offers a variety of views that will leave you with eternal memories. The approach walk, as well as the climb itself make Mount Tupungato one of the most beautiful treks of the central mountain range.
As for the Aconcagua program, we recommend a previous acclimatization climb to Mount Plomo (5430m).

Type of trip: mountaineering
Duration: 12 days
Suggested period: December to March
Fitness level: very demanding
Technical level: moderate

  • Tupungato (6570m)
  • Rio Colorado Valley
  • Andes panorama

DAY 1: SANTIAGO – COLORADO RIVER VALLEY

Transfer to the Colorado River Valley (Alfalfal sector) where we will start our climb to Tupungato. We set our camp at 2200m. Preparation of the expedition. Lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 2: COLORADO RIVER VALLEY – AUGUA AZUL

First part of the approach walk. Mules for charge. Nice walk in the Andean valleys. We cross Azufre River before reaching Agua Azul where we set the camp (3200m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 3: AGUA AZUL – TUPUNGATO BASE CAMP

Second part of the approach walk. We arrive to the base camp (4300m) of our choice (south or normal route). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 4: TUPONGATO BASE CAMP

Acclimatization day at Tupungato base camp.Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 5: TUPONGATO BASE CAMP

Acclimatization day at Tupungato base camp.Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 6: TUPUNGATO BASE CAMP – CAMP 1

Climb to camp 1 (5000m).  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 7: CAMP 1 – CAMP 2

Climb to camp 2 (5700m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 8: CAMP 2 – TUPUNGATO – CAMP 2

Ascent of Tupungato (6570m). Back to camp 2.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 9: CAMP 2 – TUPUNGATO BASE CAMP

Walk down to base camp (4300m).
(This day can be used for a second summit attempt). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 10: TUPUNGATO BASE CAMP – AZUFRE RIVER

We meet the mules again and walk back to Azufre River. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 11: AZUFRE RIVER – COLORADO RIVER VALLEY

We cross Azufre River and walk back to our starting point (2200m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 12: COLORADA RIVER VALLEY – SANTIAGO

Transfer back to Santiago. Breakfast included.