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Expedition “Mt. Vallecitos”, 5800m.  
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Expedition 5 days  
"Cordon del Plata" - Vallecitos - Mendoza / Argentina  
We will walk by footpaths of the high mountain range, being in permanent contact with nature and fresh air, and ascend the imposing summits of the Andes Mountain Range.

Photos: Vallecitos - Cordon del Plata (The "Plata" Range)

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Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Zone: Cordón del Plata, Los Andes Mountain Range. Vallecitos, Mendoza.


Day 1: Departure from Mendoza city in private vehicle, which will lead you directly to Vallecitos. This place is located in the middle of Cordón del Plata mountain formation. Beginning of the trekking to the camp "The Veguitas”.

The trekking's first day is very short: one or two hours. This is necessary for a good adaptation to the height. In some occasions is necessary to carry equipment. We arrive to the camp with the backpacks loaded and we return to the base with the backpacks empty for more equipment. Accommodation in tent. Dinner.

Day 2: Morning departure, after breakfast. With our backpacks ready, we start the trekking to over 3000 meters. In the afternoon we will arrive to “Piedra Grande” camp. Dinner. Accommodation.

Day 3: A good breakfast in the morning will help us to continue. After midday, we will arrive to “El Salto” (4400 meters). Base camp. Dinner. Accommodation.

Day 4: Summit day. Breakfast. In the early morning, we will begin the ascension to "Mt Vallecitos " (5800 meters). In the afternoon, we will return to the camp. Dinner and accommodation.

Día 5: Breakfast. We will disarm the camp to start the descent to the shelters zone. In this place we will find the vehicles that will carry you back to Mendoza.

Included Services:

  • Private transfer Mendoza – Vallecitos – Mendoza.
  • All meals and drinks during the mountain itinerary.
  • Lodging in tents.
  • Professional mountain guides service.
  • Common use equipment (tents, pans, stoves).

ervices not included:

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Mules to transport equipment or personal porters (*).
  • Costs for rescue or evacuation.
  • Cost for give up the expedition.
  • Extra foods.
  • Extra expenses.


In the expedition is necessary to use communitary equipment like tents, elements of mountain kitchen, dishes, fuel, food for each day. This equipment should be moved to each camp that describe the program. The people that are part of the expedition will be the responsables to carry their own backpacks and all the equipment, distribute it in equitative form in each member. We don't carry porters or pack animals.

In the Vallecitos shelters zone, where we arrive with the vehicles before start the trekking, there are mules service for the transport of the equipment to the bases camps. This service can be hired in particular form by the hikers. Charge transportation by mules or personal porters is not included in the rate. If you want to take this service, the guide and Trekking Travel won't intervene in the recruitment. The agency is not responsible for failures or irregularities that will can happen.

Recommended personal equipment


- Long and lightweight underwear kit (long boxers and turtleneck t-shirts). Polypropylene or capilene since synthetic fibers perform better than cotton.
- Fleece pants.
- Heavyweight Parka with hood. It should fit comfortable over your mid layers.
- Waterproof jacket and easy to perspire.
-NOT exclusive: waterproof and light pants and easy to perspire.


- Sunhat with peak and buff headwear.
- Balaclava.
- Head lamp, extra batteries and extra light bulbs.
- Sunglasses 100% UB with side shields. Bring an extra pair if you use prescription glasses.


- Thin gloves, 1 pair, fleece or polypropylene.
- Fingerless gloves or ski gloves.


- Hiking boots or trekking shoes.
- Sneakers for resting.
- Thick socks, wool or synthetic fabric, (2 pairs), for cold weather.
- Thin socks, flannel, nylon or polypropylene. It reduces blisters.

- Trekking poles (1 pair).

- Backpack: capacity 60 liters
- High quality sleeping bag to endure temperatures of -10° C.
- Insulating sleeping pad, neoprene or Thermal rest.
- Penknife. Leatherman tool or similar.
- Water bottle (2 liters).
- Sunscreen SPF 30 - 60.
- Sun lipstick. SPF 20 - 60.
- First-aid kit.
- Trekking Travel provides you a Duffel bag for the gear transported by mule.


- Plastic bags to keep clothes dry.
- Toiletry bag.

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