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PLOMO (5430m) (AZE 006)

Climb your first 5000m summit! This expedition is ideal for a first high altitude experience. Mount Plomo (5430m) is an easy mountain that requires no special mountaineering techniques, but just demands a strong will to reach the top and a good physical level. This climb is a perfect way to prepare you for other major expeditions (Tupungato, Aconcagua….) and offers great scenic interest as you can see some of the major summits of the Central Andes and Santiago by night!

Type of trip: mountaineering
Duration: 5 days
Suggested period: November to March
Fitness level: demanding
Technical level: moderate

  • Plomo (5430m)
  • Andes panorama

DAY 1: SANTIAGO – LA PARVA

Drive to La Parva (2700m) in the early afternoon and camp in the area. The exact altitude of the camp depends on the snow and road conditions at the time of the expedition. Acclimatization. Dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 2: LA PARVA – PIEDRA NUMERADA

Hike (approx. 7-9 hours) to Piedra Numerada (3400m). Mules for charge for this day´s path. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 3: PIEDRA NUMERADA – OLLA DEL PLOMO

Hike (approx. 6-8 hours) to Olla del Plomo (4200m). Mules for charge for this day´s path. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 4: OLLA DEL PLOMO – PLOMO – OLLA DEL PLOMO

Climb of the Plomo (5430m) (7-9 hours). We pass Pirca del Indio, an ancient Inca sanctuary, before crossing the glacier that leads to the summit plateau. From the top, the view on the Andes is exceptional. We can see Tupungato (6570m) and Aconcagua (6959m)… Return to Olla del Plomo. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 5: OLLA DEL PLOMO – LA PARVA – SANTIAGO

Long walk (approx. 5-7 hours) back to La Parva. Mules for charge from Olla del Plomo to La Parva. Transfer to Santiago. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp