Ambato, the different environment of 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
-Transfer El Rodeo - Las Juntas - The Rodeo
-Satellite monitoring service (Spot)
-All meals on the mountain
-Personal Accident Insurance
Travel (of place of origin of each) to El Rodeo
Accommodation, pre and post night in The Rodeo
Tents (ask for the tent rental)