Ascent to the Tuzgle Volcano - 5540 masl - Jujuy

An expedition to one of the most accessible mountains of more than 5000 masl

  • Start Date : 2024-Sep-23
    End Date: 2024-Sep-27
  • Hora Inicio: 2 pm
    Hora Fin: 12 pm
  • Meeting Point:Salta City
    End point: Salta City
  • Duration:7 days + trip
    Availability: 4 spots
US$ 735 US$ 590.- 20 % Off

Special price booking until 09 de August!

Ascent to the Tuzgle Volcano - 5540 masl - Jujuy


The school summit of 5000 meters

The Tuzgle Volcano is a stratovolcano located in the Puna on the Argentine side. It exceeds 5,000 meters in height and due to its easy access to the base by vehicle, it represents a great possibility for mountaineers who are trying to reach a 5,000-meter summit. The origin of the expedition is the city of Salta and then San Antonio de los Cobres to continue with the acclimatization process.

Sometimes we can join this expedition with the Lullaillaco Volcano (6739 masl), one of the 10 highest mountains in America.



Day 1: Salta (1187 meters). Meeting in the city. Equipment check and presentation of guides. Night in central hostel.

Day 2: Salta / Santa Rosa de Tastil (3100 meters). Vehicle transfer. Night in hostel.

Day 3: Santa Rosa de Tastil / San Antonio de los Cobres (3750 meters). Vehicle transfer. Night in hostel. Acclimatization walks.

Day 4: San Antonio de los Cobres. Brief acclimatization walks around the town and small ascents such as Cerro Terciopelo and Pompeya (4050 masl). Night in Hostel

Day 5: San Antonio de los Cobres / Tuzgle Volcano Base Camp (4450 masl). Transfer to the base camp of the Tuzgle Volcano along Route 40, passing through the famous La Polvorilla Viaduct. Camp.

Day 6: Tuzgle Base Camp / Tuzgle Volcano Summit (5,540 mts.) / San Antonio de los Cobres. Hostel night. We will try to reach the summit of the volcano, we will return to the vehicles and transfer back to San Antonio de los Cobres. Night in Hostel

Day 7: San Antonio de los Cobres / Salta. Transfer back to Salta. End of services.


High mountain expedition with vehicle transfers to the base camp.

Included Services
  • Professional mountain guides.
  • Training plan throughout the year.
  • Specific advice on materials and personal equipment.
  • Transfers from the city of Salta round trip.
  • 5 nights in hostels in Salta, Santa Rosa de Tastil and San Antonio de los Cobres.
  • Group preparation during the months prior to the Expedition.
  • Technical safety material, VHF radios, mountain first aid kit.
  • Heaters and kitchen elements.
  • Sleeping tents throughout the expedition.
  • Satelital phone.
  • Full board (all meals) throughout the Expedition.
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Permanent assistance.

Services NOT included
  • Expenses for evacuation and eventual transfer.
  • Tips.
  • Personal Equipment (see list of required equipment).
  • Transfers from the city of origin of each passenger to Salta.

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Where do you sleep

Overnights are in hostels, in rooms to share throughout the trip, except for the night at the base camp of the Volcano where you will sleep in a tent.


Is it possible to participate on this expedition without having experience in trekking or in heights?

Yes, but you must demonstrate a suitable physical condition.

Is there a lot of approach and walking?

No, most of it is by vehicle

Do I need to be trained?

For any mountain activity you need to have previous physical preparation, or be physically active.

Where do you spend the night?

The overnight stay is in hostels in shared rooms, except for the camping night at the base camp.

Do I have to bring a tent?

The tents are included in the service, only for the night at the base camp of the Volcano.

Are there rest stops?

The stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity. There are stops for lunch, snack, and rest.

What do we eat?

In all our expeditions we offer the service of meals IN FULL BOARD PLAN.

  • March lunches (cold meals): Milanese and tomato sandwiches, cold cut sandwiches, appetizers, salads, tapas, etc.
  • Dinners: Vegetable-bacon-red chorizo ??stews, Chicken and vegetable casseroles, Pasta with various sauces or stew, Roast meat (Chivito), Chaw Fan, Chicken with rice in a saucepan....
  • Breakfasts and snacks: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino, Mate Cocido, Mate, Milk powder; bread, cookies, jam, honey, dulce de leche; cereals, fruit

It is necessary to complete the personal/medical record to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.

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

Physical (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.

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Required equipment

  • Small-medium backpack for trekking (40 to 60 litres)
  • Warm sleeping bag (–5 / - 10° comfort degrees, eg 700/ 1000 gms. of feather-duvet or good synthetic).
  • Insulating mat (10 to 15mm).
  • Inflatable insulation mat (optional)
  • Trekking sticks


  • 1 Mountain boots for hills of 5000 meters (not necessarily double)
  • 1 extra trekking shoes
  • 1 footwear to cross rivers: crocks, sandals or very light sneakers
FIRST LAYER (First skin)
  • Changes of underwear.
  • Cotton shirts (to be in the camp and to sleep)
  • T-shirts and/or short-sleeved synthetic t-shirts
  • Long-sleeved synthetic shirt
  • Polypropylene pants or leggings or similar (not cotton). To use as warm inner pants
  • Thin polypropylene gloves or similar (not cotton)
  • Pairs of thin socks made of polypropylene or similar (not cotton), in contact with the skin.
  • Buff multifunction scarf
  • Trekking socks (synthetic-thermal)
  • Pairs of thick mountain socks
  • Some cotton or wool socks (wool is good for sleeping)
  • 1 long trekking pants
  • 2 coats (polar type, softshell or similar)
  • Down-duvet jacket
  • Warm hat (fleece)
THIRD LAYER (windproof and waterproof)
  • Waterproof jacket (ultrex or gore tex or similar)
  • Trouser cover (gore tex or similar or ski type)
  • Third layer gloves or mittens (waterproof and breathable). They can be ski type
  • Mountain gaiters
  • ID/Passport
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Headlight with batteries (and spare batteries).
  • Strong plastic bags to store clothes.
  • Plate, glass and cutlery (plastic recommended)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection Category 4
  • Spare lenses (can be goggles, highly recommended)
  • Personal kit (medication with the relevant prescription).
  • High sunscreen, Lip balm
  • Soap, shampoo (small to share) and small towel.
  • Toilet paper. Handkerchiefs. Baby wipes.
  • Sun hat

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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