Ascent hill El Manchao (4530 m)- Ambato Cordon, Catamarca

Trekking and ascent of 4 days, in Catamarca

  • Start Date : 2023-Aug-17
    End Date: 2023-Aug-22
  • Hora Inicio: 8 am from El Rodeo
    Hora Fin: 19 hs. at El Rodeo
  • Meeting Point:El Rodeo, Catamarca
    End: El Rodeo, Catamarca
  • Duration:4 days + trip
    Availability: 8 spots
US$ 585 US$ 470.- 20 % Off

Special price booking until 09 de June!

Ascent El Manchao, Catamarca


Ambato, a different environment in Catamarca


A trekking and mountaineering adventure in the mountains that dominate the Rodeo, in the Cordon of Ambato, an ecosystem with diverse vegetation and stunning valleys and high peaks.

The Manchao is the highest peak of this cord and limits the large horseshoe shape to the northwest of the provincial capital. From the stretch of Las Juntas to the summit of the hill, the slope is pronounced with a landscape that amazes with its variety, unlike the western sector of the province, the dominated aridity, the salt flats and high altitude. An innovative experience expedition, camping and hiking with extensive conference and summit attempt.




Day 1: (Tuesday July 16, prior to the beginning). Meeting at Rodeo in the afternoon. Equipment review. Hydration and short walk through the town. Dinner and overnight (on behalf of each). Check lodging suggestions.


Day 2: We will have breakfast. Presentation of guides and

new revision of equipment (equipment can be left in the village). Transfer to Las Juntas. Beginning of the walk. Opening Day. We will have a lunch in between. We set up camp. Dinner and overnight. First Night.


Day 3: Breakfast. Second day. Intensive ascending trail to the camp at 3900 meters. We set up camp. Hydration and rest. Dinner and overnight.


Day 4: Early breakfast. The Manchao summit attempt. If weather conditions permit us, we arrive at the summit of 4530 meters. Photos and celebrations summit. Descend to camp. Rest. Hydration. Dinner and overnight.


Day 5: (Saturday). We will have a long day of descent to Las Juntas. Transfer to El Rodeo. End of the expedition. Option to return overnight in El Rodeo, same accommodation. Ask.


Day 6 (Sunday). Possible day to return is also the option to choose the option to continue to the next trekking, Yerba Buena to Tafi del Valle. Ask.


Trekking and climbing considered physically demanding. Will be camping three nights

Included Services

-Transfer El Rodeo - Las Juntas - The Rodeo

-Mountain Guides

-Service camp

-Satellite monitoring service (Spot)

-All meals on the mountain

-Personal Accident Insurance

-Permanent assistance

Services NOT included

Travel (of place of origin of each) to El Rodeo

Accommodation, pre and post night in The Rodeo

Tents (ask for the tent rental)

Photo and Video Gallery


trekking el manchao catamarca
Ascent to El Manchao Mount, Catamarca - 4550 masl.

Expedition to one of the 10 Argentinian classic mountains .

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

Gradual Adventure Activity Difficulty System designed by Leandro Scheurle.
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Required equipment

Ask for the equipment list

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

2 days - 1 night

US$ 14 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

2 days

US$ 5 + options

Rental mittens

US$ 6 + options

Pair of Crampons

2 days

US$ 9 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

2-3 days

US$ 35 + options

Contact and Enquiries

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