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OJOS DEL SALADO (6893m) (AZE 001)

AZE-001

Conquer the highest volcano on the planet and feel the emotion of those who have already walked on the roof of Chile. In the very heart of the Atacama desert, among sandy grounds, salty lakes, emerald lagoons and impressive volcanoes, you will be able to live this adventure, discovering the beauty of an untouched land.
Ojos del Salado (6893m) has been the specialty of AZIMUT 360 for many years and we will give you the best of our experience. It is a good challenge for all those those who want to put their stamina and endurance to the test.

  • Type of trip: mountaineering
  • Accommodation: hotels, hostels, camps
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Suggested period: November to march
  • Fitness level: demanding
  • Technical level: moderate

  • Ojos del Salado (6893m)
  • Mountain lakes
  • Hot springs
  • Coastal village of Bahia Inglesa

DAY 1: COPIAPO – VALLE CHICO

Reception in Copiapó and transfer to Valle Chico (3000m).Dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 2: VALLE CHICO – LAGUNA SANTA ROSA

Easy acclimatization walk of about 2hrs on the surroundings near the campsite. Then short drive to Laguna Santa Rosa (3700m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 3: LAGUNA SANTA ROSA

Acclimatization day/hike around Laguna Santa Rosa, behind the campsite is it possible to climb up towards Siete Hermanas mountain so we can reach different levels of altitude according to the group decision (4500m + or -). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 4: LAGUNA SANTA ROSA – LAGUNA VERDE

Transfer to the Laguna Verde (4350m). On the way we can see the highest volcanoes of the world: Tres Cruces (6753m), Incahuasi (6621m) and Ojos del Salado (6893m). We enjoy the natural thermal baths (4350m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 5: LAGUNA VERDE

Acclimatization day/hike in the area of Laguna Verde (Optional hike or climb of Mulas Muertas Mountain). Depending on group condition, the guide may adapt the program in order to achieve the best possible acclimatization and performance, 6hrs. Trek in average. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 6: LAGUNA VERDE

Acclimatization day/hike in the area of Laguna Verde. (Optional hike or climb of Mulas Muertas Mountain, 6hrs. trek in average).  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 7: LAGUNA VERDE – REFUGE ATACAMA

Transfer to refuge Atacama (5250m). The car will drive to the departure point of the approaching trek to our next campsite, 4-5hrs.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 8: REFUGE ATACAMA – REFUGE TEJOS – REFUGE ATACAMA

Climb to refuge Tejos (5750m). Portage of equipment (5-6hrs.) Back to refuge Atacama.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 9: REFUGE ATACAMA

Rest and acclimatization day. (5250m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 10: REFUGE ATACAMA – REFUGE TEJOS

Climb to refuge Tejos (4hrs.). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 11: REFUGE ATACAMA – OJOS DEL SALADO – REFUGE ATACAMA

Climb of Ojos del Salado (6893m) 10-12hrs. Descent to refuge Atacama. Breakfast and lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 12: REFUGE ATACAMA

Security day. Breakfast,  lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 13: REFUGE ATACAMA – BAHIA INGLESA

Long drive to Bahía Inglesa on the Pacific coast. Breakfast and lunch included.
Night at 3*hotel

DAY 14: BAHIA INGLESA – COPIAPO

Transfer to Copiapó. Breakfast included.